Dreaming of the sea represents the many areas of your life that is yet to be explored or fully understood. The sea is also ever changing, that you are forced to play catchup at work and your relationships. The sinking feeling is real once you have started to ignore everything that creates havoc on the balance and foundation of your daily routines.
Octopus have a grasping effect on dreamers. When we come into contact with the sea creature, we are in awe by its uniqueness and how it tends to shy away from other moving sea dwellers that share the same space.
If the octopus represents you in the dream, then people are naturally attracted to you because you are shy and yet exude a lot of individuality.