This Valentine’s Day let that special someone know that in high tide or low tide, you will be by their side with these ocean-inspired Valentine’s Day gifts. 

From once-in-a-lifetime experiences to gifts that show the planet some love, we have curated a Valentine’s Day gift guide for couples whose first true love was the salty sea.

Here are our top picks to show them that you love them more than the grains of sand on the beach, the fish in the sea and the waves in the ocean.  

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1. Take Your Love to New Depths with an Open Water Diver eLearning Course

Couples that dive together stay together!  There’s nothing quite as special as sharing a life-changing adventure that stands the test of time. So this Valentine’s Day, why not give a gift that keeps on giving and take your love to new depths by starting your PADI Open Water Diver certification journey together? The two of you can start the online course together at your own leisure, and then complete your certification at a local or overseas PADI Dive Center or Resort, where you will work with a dedicated PADI Instructor to develop basic skills and confidence together. As dive buddies, you and your partner will get to share an enhanced sense of trust and teamwork, improve your communication skills, share a passion and gain a passport for a lifetime of underwater exploration together. 


2. Book a Romantic Dive Holiday

Plan an unforgettable date by whisking your special someone off to a literal heart-shaped island or overwater bungalow where the two of you can truly be in the moment.

Some worthwhile and luxurious dive resort and liveaboard splurges include:

  • Paradise Cove Resort in Fiji offers adult-only villas just steps away from vibrant coral and their five-star wellness spa.  
  • Scubaspa Ying is a superyacht that doubles as both a liveaboard and luxury spa, taking couples throughout the Maldives for diving with manta rays, sunrise yoga and alfresco champagne dinners.
  • Anse Chastanet in St Lucia offers unique experiences for couples both on land and in the crystal clear waters, where you can start the day cycling through the jungle and end it diving protected marine reserves.
  • El Mangroove, Autograph Collection in Costa Rica provides couples with the ultimate ‘pura vida’ experience, with a barefoot luxury property only steps away from adventures with bull sharks and giant manta rays at nearby Catalinas Islands.
  • Angsana Velavaru Resort & Spa in the Maldives is an all-inclusive private island resort that offers a chance to both stay in overwater bungalows and comes with four boat dives and yoga sessions per couple. 

3. Splurge on Marine-Inspired Jewelry

For those whose heart belongs to the ocean, make their Valentine’s Day gift extra special this year with ocean-inspired jewelry that gives back. Who needs a diamond ring or necklace when you can gift a piece of jewelry that supports saving the ocean?!

Sterling Silver Great White Shark Ring

This unisex and adjustable ring not only serves as a reminder of your love, but of the important role we all play in protecting the ocean, too. With 15% of profits going directly to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for their efforts in protecting sharks, it is a piece that will be proudly worn and is sure to garner a lot of attention.

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Sterling Silver Reef Shark Earrings + Pendant

These shark-shaped earrings are handmade with ethically sourced silver by artist Roland St John. Representing your fierce love for both your special someone and the blue planet, any shark lover, diver or ocean lover would be proud to wear them. 

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Recycled Ocean Plastic Charity Bracelet 

Proving that red really is the color of love, this bracelet is made from 100% recycled plastic that was removed from our ocean. The graphite and red colors represent the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park—which is what 15 % of the proceeds go towards protecting. Universally flattering and lightweight, every couple should have a matching pair designed by Cape Clasp. 

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4. Snuggle Up in Sustainable Loungewear

These days, a romantic date night can be as simple as snuggling up for an evening at home. So why not upgrade your loungewear to be sustainable as well with everything from sweats made from ocean-bound recycled plastic to shirts that help protect our coral reefs? 

Whale Shark Recycled Plastic Hoodie

Nothing is cozier than knowing that you have helped save the ocean from more plastic. This premium eco-friendly sweatshirt is made from organic cotton and ocean-bound recycled plastic. It’s a best seller and perfect to snuggle up in. 

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Healthy Reefs Organic Tee 

Stylish and sustainable, this conservation tee is made with organic cotton and designed by Bristol-based illustrator Lily Knibbs to support the Green Fins, a Reef World Foundation. 20% of the proceeds go towards helping the foundation protect and to conserve coral reefs around the world so that you and your partner can continue to explore them. 

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5. Show the Ocean Some Love with the PADI Gear Ocean-First Marketplace

PADI loves the enormous power each of us has to protect our blue planet. Every day, with every purchases we make, we vote for the kind of world we want. PADI Loves is a curated marketplace featuring sustainable, eco-conscious products for those of us who love water… and the planet. From recycled plastic reusable bottles to reef-safe sunscreen, we feature brands that share our own ocean ethos, and enable us to protect what we love.

Still don’t know what to get your other, ocean-loving half? We’ve created a gift guide for those who love the oceans, making it easier to show your partner – and our planet – love this Valentine’s Day. From the smallest creature of the sea to everyone else on your list who holds a special place in your heart, get inspired with the PADI Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

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