Dream about the seaWith large bodies of water, such as a sea or the ocean, they are generally considered to symbolize your unconscious and your emotions.
Other meanings of Dreaming of the Sea
Dreaming of calm ocean or turbulent water and ocean waves can be an indication of your emotional state. For example, a tidal wave or tsunami may suggest that you are feeling overwhelmed by your emotions or that you are afraid of being swept away by the stresses of life.
If you are standing on the beach looking at the water, you may be preparing to do an examination of conscience; or you may be about to "dive" into something; or perhaps you are trying to "find yourself" within the aquatic realms of your unconscious.
Dreaming of the Sea: Swimming in it
If you dream of swimming underwater, you may be exploring your unconscious, doing an examination of conscience or inner work, and experiencing inner changes. If you stay on the surface, you may not be willing to dive deeper into your unconscious.
Also consider how easy or difficult it is to swim. If you have a quiet and easy stroke, then you are probably comfortable with your self-examinations. If you are struggling then you may be discovering some memories that are difficult to deal with or recognize.
Dreaming of Sinking or Drowning in the Ocean or Sea
Drowning or sinking can symbolize feeling overwhelmed by what you are discovering in your explorations of yourself, your memories, and / or emotions. You may be discovering repressed memories and proceeding too fast; you need to slow down and take your time. You might also consider seeking the help of a professional therapist or dream worker.
Drowning or sinking in the sea can also represent financial problems or other life situations that are emotionally depressing you; Someone or something may be draining all of your energy and other resources.