The newlywed couple from Laguna flew to their dream destination in the Maldives last January 9, 2019.
Tragedy happened while snorkeling at sea in between Dhiffushi and Meeru Island Resort and Spa.
Erica Joyce tried to save her husband Leomer from drowning but she herself went under. The couple were rescued by a resort worker and rushed to the hospital but were pronounce dead on arrival.
The high-school sweetheart were both nurse by profession but their work has brought them separated in the parts of Asia-Riyadh Saudi Arabia and Singapore, respectively.
They were both breadwinner of their families.
The couple was in a relationship for 11-years and finally decided to tie a knot on December 18, 2018.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said the authorities in the Maldives were already investigation the incident.