A 2 day certification course with a certified PADI Mermaid Instructor. Thru class and in-water sessions, learn everything you need to know for safe mermaid swimming ~ whether you want to be a mer for fun or career!
Course includes knowledge development and at least two water skill sessions that develop more dynamic mermaid skills beyond Basic Mermaid, including many skills that make mermaiding a unique diving style to impress an audience.
Note that the PADI Mermaid course includes Basic Mermaid, so you can start with PADI Mermaid ~ there is no need to take Basic Mermaid separately.
Requirements to enroll:
~ Be at least 10 years old
~ As an entry-level mermaid diving course, no prior experience with diving of any kind is required
~ Able to swim 50m/160ft and float for 5 minutes unassisted & without swim aids
~ Able to float comfortably at the surface for at least 5 minutes
~ Be in good physical health*
~ Independent study using the PADI Mermaid eLearning
~ Two pool sessions to learn and prepare for mermaiding, rescue/problem management skills & the conduct of mermaid dives
~ You also learn mermaid skills, such as dolphin (butterfly) kicks, C-shape and U-shape side turns
~ As well as some skills distinct to mermaid diving, including backward somersault turn, underwater handshaking mermaid bubbles, and back glides
~ Monofin & mermaid tail
~ Mask, snorkel, and fins
~ Wetsuit is recommended
* In order to participate in PADI courses or programs, all student divers must complete paperwork, such as a brief medical questionnaire.