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San Diego Couple Dives Head First into Marriage with Underwater Wedding

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    Mark and Crystal Vartanian took the plunge at La Jolla Cove Saturday, diving 20 feet underwater to get married. NBC7's Artie Ojeda reports. (Published Monday, Aug. 24, 2015)

    One San Diego couple's marriage is already underwater and they haven't even been married a week.

    Mark and Crystal Vartanian took the plunge at La Jolla Cove Saturday morning, diving 20 feet underwater to get married.

    Mark Vartanian certainly didn't have cold feet before the ceremony. In fact, he wore a tuxedo over his wetsuit for the occasion.

    "I'm hot," he admitted before the ceremony as his fiancée laughed.

    Crystal followed his lead, wearing a dress over her scuba gear.

    The entire wedding party, many of whom had never been diving before, also donned wetsuits for the wedding.

    "We feel like if you've been to one wedding, you've been to them all," Crystal Vartanian told NBC7 of San Diego. "We really wanted to give our guests something different to take back with them."

    Crystal says the couple was just searching the web one day when they came across an ad about scuba diving. They quickly came up with the idea of combining the two. They became certified and began planning for their big day.

    After the ceremony, the couple had their reception at San Diego's Birch Aquarium.