Gifts To Give The Midwestern Ocean Enthusiast

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. Well, for Midwesterners with no beach or coast in sight, the ocean is always bluer than it is for those who live near it. Many children and adolescents growing up in the landlocked areas in the middle of the United States grow up with a fascination for and a yearning to see and experience the oceans. If you have such a person in your life, there are a few amazing and unexpected gifts that you can give them that will blow their minds and give them an opportunity to experience a little bit of what the ocean has to offer. 

Book A Whale Watching Expedition

One of the most beautiful and memorable experiences a person can have on the ocean is to see a pod of whales up close and personal. Whether it be orcas, humpbacks, or any other type of whale, the experience of being in a boat as the whales surface, jump out of the water, and go about their lives can forever cement a person's love of the ocean and the creatures that inhabit it.

For a person who grew up in the Midwest that has never seen the ocean, the sheer size and scale of the whales as they emerge from the depths of the sea will inspire awe and respect. A whale watching trip is a gift that will stay in your loved one's memory for the rest of their lives. 

Recycled Sea Shell Jewelry

If you are looking for a gift that is a little less extravagant for your Midwestern ocean lover, you can still get them a gift that is meaningful and memorable. Commercially made jewelry that uses sea shells and other ocean products are often ecologically unfriendly and discard much of the shell that is shaved off in processing or deemed undesirable. 

Some environmentally-conscious companies are taking these remnants and discarded shell-based jewelry and re-purposing the materials into beautiful and unique pieces that are one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly to boot. The shells are often pressed into tiles that look almost like glass and represent the beauty of the ocean without being just a cheesy string of shells. Consider these pieces for the fashion-forward ocean enthusiast in your life. 

Scuba Diving Lessons

Every ocean enthusiast should give scuba diving a try at one point in their lives. Scuba divers get to see some of the most interesting environments the ocean has to offer, such as coral reefs. 

If you cannot afford to send your Midwesterner to the coast for a scuba adventure, you can still get them on the right track to go on such an adventure one day. All across the country, scuba centers have popped up that use artificial aquatic environments to safely teach the basics of scuba diving. Sign your ocean enthusiast up for a class near them and they will be well on their way to exploring the oceans with a scuba tank strapped to their backs.

Midwestern youths are often unflinchingly fascinated with the ocean. Any one of these gifts will be a great surprise and memorable gift for the Midwestern ocean enthusiast in your life. Talk to a company like Orca Enterprises LLC to get your gift set up.