Let’s face it, sometimes there’s nothing better than an ocean-related joke to make your friends and family nod, grin and groan. We’ve compiled 40 ocean jokes that are so not funny, that they just are! Next time you’re in need of a fin-tastic pickup line, a dad joke, or a way to cheer up a diver friend, look no further than the ocean jokes below. Although we can’t promise that you’ll get a laugh in return, a groan is certainly guaranteed!

Dive operator

Ocean Jokes for Divers

First up, need a break the ice on the dive boat? These jokes and puns might just make you the coolest (and most sought after) diver around!

  1. Why do scuba divers fall backwards out of the boat? Because otherwise, they’d fall into the boat!
  2. Why did the manta ray want to talk to the diver? He wanted to have a manta-man conversation.
  3. How do you know if someone is a PADI Instructor? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.
  4. Why did the scuba diver bring a mop? To clean up the sea floor!
  5. Why should the scuba diver get the job over the other candidate? Because they can work under pressure!
  6. What do you call a scuba diving cow? A “moo-rine” biologist!
  7. Why don’t skeletons get their PADI Deep Diver Speciality? They don’t have the guts!
  8. Why did the scuba diver cross the ocean? To get to the other tide!
  9. How do divers communicate? They use speech bubbles!
  10. Why don’t scuba divers get good grades at school? Because they are always below C level.

A mako shark in the ocean

Shark Ocean Jokes

Next up are the kings of ocean humor. If you’re a shark-lover looking to add some giggles to your day, you’ve landed in the right destination! Find out a shark’s favorite writer, and even shark’s favorite sandwich filling. Laughs (not quite) guaranteed!

  1. What did the shark plead in the murder case? Not gill-ty.
  2. Who is the most famous shark writer? William Sharkspeare
  3. What do you call a shark in a bad mood? Grumpy Gills!
  4. Why are sharks hard to trust? They tell great white lies.
  5. Where would a shark go on holiday in Europe? Finland, of course.
  6. Who delivers presents to sharks on Christmas? Santa-Jaws!
  7. What is a shark’s favourite sandwich? Peanut butter and jellyfish.
  8. What kind of sharks do you find at a construction site? Hammerheads!
  9. What did one shark say to the other? “There’s some-fin special about you!”
  10. What did the mother shark say to its daughter? “Don’t use that sharkastic tone with me!

Silly Ocean Jokes

Hold onto your kit as we dive into the silliest ocean jokes you’ve come across. Whether you need an awesome pickup line or maybe a chuckle to yourself, these jokes have you covered!

  1. Where do clams go to borrow money? The prawn broker.
  2. I can never get my boat to stay put! I need anchor management.
  3. What did the ocean say to the shore? Nothing, it just waved!
  4. Were those catfish? Or just purr-maids?
  5. Did you hear about the red ship that collided with the blue ship? All the sailors were marooned.
  6. What are the lowest musical notes in the ocean? Sea bass.
  7. Where do whales go when they’re bankrupt? To the loan shark.
  8. What did the shark say to the whale? “What are you blubbering about?”
  9. What is a blue whale’s favorite James Bond movie? License to Krill.
  10. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches? A nervous wreck!

a clown fish in an anemone


Hopefully, these won’t make you too salty.

  1. Keep your friends close and your anemones closer.
  2. What did the letter B say in the summertime? “I do love to be beside the C.”
  3. My favorite ocean? Let’s just say I don’t have a Pacific favorite.
  4. Did you hear about her promocean?
  5. Sorry, can’t work today. I’m a little tide down at the moment.
  6. There’s no-fin better than a beach.
  7. You don’t like the sea? Well, beach to their own.
  8. Buoy oh buoy, what a wonderful day!
  9. Swim in that? Are you squidding me?
  10. I’ve got a remedy for your seasickness; it’s called a pocean!

Made Some New Friends?

If all went to plan, you might have made some new friends or even a dive buddy after these fin-ny ocean jokes! If yes, chat with a Scuba Travel Expert to explore destinations for your next dive trip together. Or, if your friends and family got too salty and waved goodbye, you might want to enjoy these ocean movies to binge-watch alone.

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