By Sarah Batcheller

Embrace the other elements with your cutie and spend a day exploring the ocean. This weekend date idea can include so many different activities at sea, including jet skiing, scuba diving or snorkeling, and sailing. Being out in the vast water and so far away from dry land will allow you two to really indulge in some alone time. Consider this relationship and love advice and make a day out of conquering the great, blue sea!

What to Do on This Ocean-Inspired Date Idea

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Jet skiing is a fantastic option because it’s highly accessible. There are tons of companies at every beach. Once you’ve found one that matches your budget, make an appointment. After you arrive, the instructors will have you sign a waiver and take a short safety course. Then, you can strap on your life jacket and head to the shore, where they’ll help you enter the water. If you want to compete with your lover, you can rent two jetskis, or if you want to get cozy, rent one to share. Either way, you’ll be able to venture further out into the ocean than you have ever before.

In order to partake in deep-sea scuba diving, you have to take lessons and be licensed. This is always an exciting date idea, but if you’re just going out for a day at the beach, you may want to opt for some snorkeling instead. You can purchase snorkeling equipment at many sporting goods or department stores, and from there, all you’ll need is your ability to swim! Underneath the pier is a great place to snorkel, as a lot of sea critters gather there. You can also bring your snorkel right offshore where you’d normally swim and take a gander at what’s lurking around your feet.

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If you or a friend owns a sailboat, then use this weekend date idea to spend the day lounging on the deck with your sweetie. You can even make it a couples date and invite your best friends. Boating is not only exciting, but it provides an escape from everything back on solid land. Pack some food and drinks, and you’ll be able to stay out there all day!

What’s your favorite way to explore the ocean? Tell us about it in the comments below!