100 Best Diver Quotes For Those Who Love The Ocean

Oluwatosin Michael
Sep 19, 2023 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Sep 01, 2021
Diver quotes are inspirational.

Are you among those few people in the world who love to go on a diving experience to enjoy what’s beneath the surface of the ocean every time you get a chance?

People’s point of view differs when it comes to scuba diving. For some, it’s their favorite ocean sports and the best experience one can have to discover sea life like the coral reefs, neon eels, and magnificent sharks.

Ardent scuba divers aren’t afraid of the water pressure. The excitement of a diving experience is like a net of wonder forever.

Scuba diver quotes are for every diving enthusiast no matter whether you love open water diving, deep diving, drift diving, or night diving. Scuba diving is a wonderful hobby if you follow the rules.

It’s safe with precautions and training. Once the sea casts its spell on you, the net of wonder is forever, it will remain…so enjoy every time! This selection of scuba diving quotes is just for you!

If you find inspiration in scuba diving quotes, why not look at ocean quotes and water quotes.

Best Diving Quotes

Most scuba diving quotes are also wonderful ocean quotes because the two are inseparably related. Whether from known personalities or anonymous sources, ocean quotes are an inspiration to preserve sea life and be conscious about how we act.

1. “I love all the unique things you see on each dive. Millions of little aquatic soap operas…between all the creatures.”

- Kirsten Hubbard.

2. “Most of the problems in scuba diving come from ourselves."

- Jim Crockett.

3. “Scuba diving is very much a black and white world in terms of the laws and rules one must abide by."

- Carlos Eyles.

4. “Scuba diving is like driving a car…pay attention it's a very safe activity..."

- Ronnie Prevost.

5. “It's another world, what the sea gives us. It's a paradise."

- Tito Ramirez Rivas.

6. "The key to enjoying scuba diving is to equip yourself with knowledge and certification."

-  Femina Travel.

7. “On the surface of the ocean, men wage war and destroy each other…just a few feet beneath the surface, there is a calm and peace, unmolested by man.”

– Jules Verne.

8. “Every time you dive, you hope you’ll see something new — some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn’t.”

– James Cameron.

9. “Why do scuba divers fall backward off a boat? Because if they fell forwards they’d still be in the boat.”

– Mark Hoppus.

10. “I remember going to my school careers advisor and asked about jobs that required scuba divers…”

- Paul Putner.

11. “I want to do things - scuba diving, sky diving…living life to its fullest..”

- Teri Polo.

Inspiring Scuba Diving Quotes From Divers

The most wonderful divining quotes and ocean quotes scuba divers leave behind are inspiration for others. Some are from their personal experiences and the ones that are not are still motivating!

12. “I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.”

- Casper Van Dien.

13. “I love skiing, scuba diving and hang-gliding.”

- Ewan McGregor.

14. “I ski, I surf, I scuba dive...any sport that starts with an 's.'”

- Reid Scott.

15. “My favorite thing to do on this planet is to scuba dive.”

- Buzz Aldrin.

16. “I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean.”

- James Cameron.

17. “I just learned how to scuba dive. I'd been scared to rely on one little air hose for oxygen, but swimming with all those fish is exhilarating.”

- Cheryl Hines.

18. "I always wanted to scuba dive. I used to scuba dive undercover like black Aquaman."

- Bernie Mac.

19. “Hiking, scuba diving - I just love getting out and doing things.”

-Jonathan Scott.

20. “The Gili Islands gave me some of my best scuba diving experiences, including tons of turtles.”

- Natalie Dormer.

21. “In the Maldives, I tried scuba diving experience of a lifetime.”

-Tridha Choudhury.

22. “You're 30 feet underwater, the ocean is brisk…the bright red lobsters are playfully harassing the neon eels - everything seems surreal… breathing underwater.”

– Natelie Lavery.

23. "To breathe underwater is one of the most fascinating and peculiar sensations imaginable.”

– Tec Clark.

24. “As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy...”

- Daniel Dennett.

Jacques Yves Cousteau Ocean Quotes

Jacques Yves Cousteau is probably the world’s most well-known diver. These are some of the best ocean quotes and scuba diving quotes from his quote archives.

25. “A lot of people attack the sea. I make love to it.”

- Jacques Cousteau.

26. “Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.”

- Jacques Cousteau.

27. “The sea…is man’s only hope. Now…the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”

- Jacques Cousteau.

28. “The sea once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

- Jacques Cousteau.

29. “The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.”

- Jacques Yves Cousteau.

30. “A lot of people attack the sea. I make love to it.”

- Jacques Yves Cousteau.

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

- Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Famous Diver Quotes

Popular scuba diving quotes expressing favorite ocean moments of scuba divers. Read on to get more thrill without any side effects!

32. "Diving is an investment of time and money but the rewards can be life changing..."

-  Andy Cummings.

33. “A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.”

- Jacques Yves Cousteau.

34. “Underwater I hear the water coming to my body, I hear the sunlight penetrating the water.”

– James Nestor.

35. “The scuba diver dives to look around. The freediver dives to look inside.”

– Umberto Pelizzari.

36. “Something…happens to a diver’s emotions underwater. It is not merely a side effect …of water pressure on the body. Nor is it alone the peculiar sense of weightlessness, which permits a diver to hang motionless in open water.”

– Barry Lopez.

37. "It's a beautiful thing, diving into the cool crisp water..to pull your body through the water and the water opening up for you."

- Dawn Fraser.

38. "The thing I love about diving is the flowing feeling."

- Linus Torvalds.

39. “….spend on experiences that will enrich your life - like diving with great white sharks."

- Blake Mycoskie.

Scuba Diving Quotes For Caption

All scuba divers need an apt scuba diving quote for each like these lovely diving quotes!

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

– Sylvia Earle.

41. “The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves.”

– Wyland.

42. “Diving is a leap of faith plus gravity.”

― Gabrielle Zevin.

43. “Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.”

– Christopher Reeve.

44. “Tropical coral reefs are to scuba diving what alpine peaks are to backpacking… "

- Karen Berger.

45. “…human feet are practically useless underwater.”

– Kirsten Hubbard.

46. “I find the lure of the unknown irresistible.”

- Sylvia Earle.

47. “...Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.”

- Rumi.

48. “…Dive in the ocean, Leave and let the sea be you.”

- Rumi.

49. “…be formless, shapeless, like water. Be water, my friend.”

– Bruce Lee.

50. “…It’s leaving planet Earth behind and entering an alien world.”  

– Mary Frances Emmons.

51. “Take a course in good water and air...Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.”

- John Muir.

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

- Isak Dinesen.

53. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

- John Muir.

54. "Scuba diving is fairly easy to figure out...strap a tank on your back and breathe.”

–Thomas Gronfeldt Senger.

55. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

56. “Limitless…the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.”

—Heinrich Zimmer.

Cool Diving Captions For Scuba Divers By Anonymous Authors

These fun dive quotes from anonymous authors make wonderful Instagram captions for your diving memories that you share with your friends. For more sober ones look for beautiful words like “The sea once it casts its spell…wonder forever Jacques Cousteau quotes. We love these quotes, so if you know where they originate please let us know!

57. “I’m just a drop in the ocean.”

- Unknown*.

58.  “Eat. Sleep. Dive. Repeat.”

– Unknown*.

59. “I’d rather be scuba diving.”

- Unknown*.

60. “Scuba diving is my therapy.”

– Unknown*.

61. “Friends, sun, sand and sea…sounds like a summer to me.”

– Unknown*.

62. “For the rich, there is therapy. For the rest of us, there is Scuba Diving!"

- Unknown*.

Underwater Quotes

The kind of underwater quotes scuba divers can come up with speak vividly to both reality and imagination. Ocean quotes and the scuba divers state articulate the beautiful view of what’s beneath the surface.

63. “The deeper we go the smaller the life forms…”

– James Cameron

64. “I’d have been hanging meat all over the sub if I thought there’d be a 60-foot shark or squid down there.”

– James Cameron.

65. “There have been more people on the surface of the moon than to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.”

- James Cameron.

66. “This is my church. Down here you feel the power of nature’s imagination…”

- James Cameron.

67. "Scuba diving is an amazing sport to us, humans, but what does the marine life think about us invading their habitat?”

– Myryame.

68.  “In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.”

- James Russell Lowell.

69. "Reality whistles a different tune underwater."  

-Tom Robbins.

70. "In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.”

- Honore de Balzac.

71. "Most photos…Underwater ones are worth at least a million."  

-Stephen Frink.

Shark Quotes

The biggest attractions of scuba divers are the sea life as scuba diving quotes suggest. It’s thrilling when a shark and a diver face each other. Only a few are lucky, for others can enjoy their favorite ocean quotes and shark quotes from quote archives to draw inspiration!

72. “Sharks are beautiful animals…if you’re lucky enough to see lots…means that you’re in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don’t see sharks.”

– Sylvia Earle.

73. “Sharks are the lions of the sea. They glamorize the oceanic glory.”

– Munia Khan.

74. “I don’t think you can be a diver without a shark on the list.”

– Natalie Dormer.

75. “Sharks don’t target human beings, and they certainly don’t hold grudges.”

– Peter Benchley

76. “Sharks aren’t the monsters we make them out to be.”

― Yasmine Hamdi.

77. “French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody’s afraid of French fries.”

– Robert Kiyosaki.

78. “Sharks have everything a scientist dreams of…!”

– Peter Benchley.

Ocean Quotes For The Ocean Lovers

The ocean’s magical power can hold one in its net and the way it casts its spell holds one in wonder forever Jacques Yves Cousteau the French explorer expressed through his famous ocean quotes. Which is your favorite ocean quote from the quote archives?

79. "No water, no life. No blue, no green."

- Sylvia Earle.

80. “I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue...”

- Siouxsie Sioux.

81. “High tide or in low tide, I’ll be by your side.”

— Bob Marley.

82. “Health to the ocean means health for us.”

- Sylvia Earle.

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

- Kahlil Gibran.

84. “In a few… years you might have to become a scuba diver and go hundreds of feet underwater … the oceans’ depths.”

– Frederick Lenz.

85. “The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope…we are all in the same boat.”

–Jacques Yves Cousteau.

86. “The ocean was magical… its depths and mysteries were boundless…”

– Jeff Mariotte

87. “I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to study the ocean before we destroy it.”

– James Cameron.

88. “Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they've spent time in and around the ocean.”

-Sylvia Earle.

89. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread…where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”  

–John Muir.

90. “The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors.”

– Phillip Diole.

91. “At the beach, life is different…We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.”

– Sandy Gingras

92. “We ourselves feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

-Mother Teresa.

93. “We have the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.”

― Suzanne van der Veeken.

94. “When men come to like a sea life, they are not fit to live on land.”

- Samuel Johnson.

95. “It was one of those days when the ocean takes on all the colors of the rainbow and smiles up from the coral reefs in glowing hues…”

- Matt Warshaw

96. “On the beach, you can live in bliss.”

—Dennis Wilson.

97. “A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass… washed up by the ocean.”

– Henry Grunwald.

98. The earliest memories I have of the ocean are actually stories - from…legendary ocean explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau. My passion for ocean conservation stems from...we're all connected….”

-  Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

99. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”

– Robert Wyland.

100. “The waves of the sea help me get back to me.”

—Jill Davis.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for diver quotes, then why not take a look at boat quotes or sailing quotes.

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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