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Article: Ocean love story

Ocean love story

Ocean love story

Even if you're not a fan of Valentine's Day (neither are we 😛), isn't it sometimes nice to let yourself be carried away by a bit of benevolent “cucuterie”! We never tell each other enough that we love each other: a sweet word, a comforting gesture, special attention... No need to wait for Valentine's Day, we agree, but since we're there, why not let yourself go... Let's celebrate love, the love of the oceans, the love of beautiful products, the love of simple and authentic luxury. We have put together, just for you, a little guide of the best ideas to say I love you, now or later, it doesn't matter, there shouldn't be a set time.

Some ideas for a successful Valentine's Day evening

Roberto mio palmo

See the Big Blue again warm on his sofa. Did you know that this film inspired the creation of the Apnée brand which pays homage to the two famous freedivers from the film Enzo Maiorca and Jacques Mayol. Well it’s true that in the film Jacques prefers dolphins to his lover…

Let go at the spa

What's better than a well-deserved relaxation session. You have forgotten your swimsuit, don't panic, the Apnée brand is present in many spas such as the Bristol in Paris, the Regina in Biarritz, Six Senses in Courchevel ...

Taste trip in the Mediterranean

The love of the big blue sea is at the very essence of the creation of Apnée . So obviously, we love Italian cuisine. At the Cibus trattoria, a discreet trattoria located a stone's throw from the Palais-Royal, rue Molière, in Paris, the classics of Italian family cooking are available according to the daily arrivals, with the best organic products from southern Italy as a base. . “I try to get closer to the natural taste of food, the taste that our grandparents knew in the 1960s,” explains Elio Bombace, the Neapolitan chef. 

The original gift you don't expect

A unique piece

Giving an Apnée swimsuit means giving a quality gift that will last over time, a unique piece that not everyone has, a garment that respects the environment and in particular the oceans.

A personalized gift

You have the possibility to personalize each piece by having the message of your choice embroidered: a sweet word, a nickname, initials... Surf the wave of love and give free rein to your imagination by offering a unique gift.

Careful packaging

Each product is carefully packaged in midnight blue tissue paper with a card telling the story of our brand. And to make the experience even more special, we also offer magnificent gift boxes handcrafted in a Parisian workshop. This option is available when validating your basket.

(*€5 extra to be paid when ordering)

A meaningful gift

All our pieces are designed in Paris and manufactured in Portugal with respect for the environment , in particular the oceans. Did you know that swimming shorts can recycle 10 plastic bottles collected in the Mediterranean? By choosing gifts that preserve nature and encourage sustainable lifestyles, we can all help make this celebration more responsible and sustainable for future generations.

Our Valentine’s Day gift selection 

Our selection of gifts for men

100% recycled swim shorts

Here is an original idea that is sure to please. Synonymous with sun and vacation, offering Apnée swim shorts means offering a quality piece that will guarantee a refined and assertive style at the beach or by the pool. Our swimsuits are designed with attention to detail and particular attention paid to the quality and eco-responsibility of materials. We recommend the Ecume swim shorts which are our best seller: a refined and discreet print.

An eco-designed backpack

For those who already have a nice collection of swimsuits, there is also the 100% recycled backpack, practical for going on weekends or going to work thanks to its large capacity and multi-pockets.

Our selection of gifts for women

After 5 years of dressing men on the beaches, and following numerous requests from our customers, last year we launched our first Women's collection .

A beautiful, high-end (yet affordable) women's swimsuit

Whether it's an elegant two-piece L'Agitateur set or the one-piece L'Epuré , with its open back and plunging neckline, we have designed each set to be comfortable while highlighting feminine silhouettes. All of our women's swimwear is made from recycled materials, offering an eco-friendly choice without compromising on style and comfort.

Women's jersey

Our gift selection at -100€

For smaller budgets, we have also selected some gift ideas for less than €100 which combine aesthetics, elegance, originality and respect for the environment at low prices. Discover our special offers including a variety of swim shorts like the blue Mondello or the green Puglia at €75 as well as pieces from the Fall-Winter Collection ( Hoodies at €90).


Our last minute gift ideas

Adopt a Coral

If you want original and committed attention, the Coral Guardian association that we have supported for 1 year, offers the possibility of offering your loved one the adoption of a coral.
You are thus contributing to the preservation and restoration of coral reefs, while offering a unique gift that embodies love and commitment to our planet.
To do this, nothing could be simpler, choose the geographical area, personalize your certificate with the name of the person to whom you wish to offer it and receive a newsletter twice a year with news concerning the area where your adopted coral is located. . Coral Guardian

The gift card that saves you

Finally, if you are still hesitating between several models, are not sure of the size or color, or simply that you are doing it too late,
our Apnée gift card will save you! No risk of late delivery, choose the amount of your choice and make someone happy who chooses their Apnea piece themselves.

Why choose Apnée ?

Fast and human customer service

At Apnée, we make it a point of honor to provide you with 5-star customer service. Our team is here to offer you personalized advice (sizes, models, cuts, etc.) in real time. No automatic responses, just warm, efficient assistance every step of the way in your quest for the perfect gift.
To do this, you can write to us directly on the chat on our site but also by email at

Exchanges and returns simplified and offered in the EU

We work every day to offer you quality products that meet your expectations.
However, if your purchase is not suitable, please note that you have 14 days from receipt to exchange an item or return your order for a refund.

Simply go to the Deliveries and Returns page, fill out the form and make your choice. You will then receive an email with the prepaid return slip in order to return the product(s) to us. Once the product(s) have been received and checked by our logistics, we will refund or send your exchange.
*Except on sale products, where return costs will be deducted (€5).
*Personalized products cannot be exchanged or returned.

Secure payment, 3x payment without fees

 When you choose to shop on our site, we ensure that the payment steps are secure.
We therefore offer you different payment methods to meet your needs and preferences: Visa, Paypal, Lydia, American Express, Bancontact. You can also choose the option of payment in 3 installments free of charge, available from 100€ of purchase, and spread over 3 months.

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