Type and press Enter.

10 Ocean & Scuba Diving Quotes.

This post started like so many others – with keyword research. “Scuba diving quotes” is easy to rank for my keyword research program showed me, decent search volume too. Why not, I thought, who doesn’t like a good scuba diving quote.

I started to research suitable quotes and quickly realized: Most scuba diving quotes are full of puns, not wisdom. Nothing wrong with that, I like a good pun, but for World Ocean Day (which is today!) I wanted something a bit more inspiring and longer-lasting than a chuckle. Or at least both.

So with that said, I filtered through the myriad of quotes, song lyrics, and poem lines out there, and put together my favorites for you. For inspiration, a laugh, or maybe both.

Scuba diving quotes for World Ocean Day

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.

Dave Berry

My demons tried to drown me
But they didn’t know
I could breathe underwater

Jordan Sarah Weatherhead 

Pin with scuba diving quote

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.

 Jacques Yves Cousteau

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.

Rainer Maria Rilke
Pin with scuba diving quote

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.

E.E. Cummings

“Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.”

Sylvia Earle 

Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, Leave and let the sea be you.


The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. 

Isak Dinesen aka Karen Blixen

Pin with scuba diving quote

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. 

Kahlil Gibran

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pin with scuba diving quote

I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.

Anaïs Nin

And remember: To scuba dive or not to scuba dive – that is a stupid question!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *