A woman found more than she was expecting in a tank at the National Marine Aquarium this week when her boyfriend proposed to her - with the help of a couple of scuba divers.
Royal Engineer Jordan Parnell decided to propose to his girlfriend Nikita Robinson while he was posted in Afghanistan - and managed to persuade the aquarium to let him borrow their tank while he is home on R&R.
On Monday Jordan and Nikita, both 21, took a trip to the aquarium - and Nikita found herself brought out to the front of the deep tank to help with a talk on fish.
After a couple of minutes of learning about fish Nikita looked into the tank to see two of the attraction’s divers rising up from the bed - with a sign reading "Nikita, Will you marry me?"
Jordan said: "I'd managed to keep it a secret from Nikita, which is good because she doesn't like surprises.
"She kept her back to the tank, no-one else knew what was going on, then after a few minutes of talk the sign floated up with the divers and the audience just gasped.
"I dropped to one knee and Nikita was in tears, everyone just started clapping.
"It couldn't have gone better."
Jordan and Nikita met 11 years ago when they were put into the same form at school, and spoke to each other every day.
When they left school Jordan went into the Army - with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and Nikita went off to college.
Three years later they got back in touch and decided to meet to catch up.
Craftsman Jordan said: "It just went from there, and now we've decided to get married.
"I'd been thinking about proposing to Nikita for a while, wondering how to do it and I thought of the aquarium.
"I emailed them and asked if it was possible, they said it had been done before and we took it from there - agreeing a date when I would be home.
"They were really helpful, making the whole thing work.”
Jordan and Nikita are now working out a date for the big day.
Jordan said: "We are just buying our own flat, sorting finances and I have to go back to Afghanistan so it will be a while before we get married - maybe two years.
"My tour ends in October then I'll be home for about a month, after that I can put in for a new posting - I'm hoping to be posted to Plymouth."
Jordan and Nikita currently live in Paignton, where Nikita works in admin for a property group.
When Jordan asked the NMA if it could be done, they sent him a link to our video of a similar proposal a couple of years ago...