Some of you may wonder why anyone would bother, but the ones who get it, get it.
Mermaiding is for the ones who grew up loving the ocean. The kids who would always beg for five more minutes in the water. The people who find comfort and peace in the underwater world.
It's hard to explain to someone who has never experienced that feeling - the silence of the water or the quiet pattering of reef life. We swim to become a part of that magnificent world. We are the ocean's advocates. We mermaid to have fun, educate, feel alluring, and bring our dreams to life.
Sound like you?
(6 and up)
The PADI Basic Mermaid™ course combines learning supporting knowledge and principles with a confined water skill development session to introduce the fun of fundamental mermaid diving. The course covers mermaid diving's background and culture, primary safety considerations, equipment and basic water skills.
(10 and up)
The PADI Mermaid™ 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 an underwater self-expressive art, separate from other types of diving. (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.)
(12 and up)
In the PADI Advanced Mermaid™ course, you'll build on your PADI Mermaid™ certification and apply it to the open water environment. You'll learn the basics of how the open water environment differs from a pool or confined water (larger, deeper, more variable conditions) and be introduced to open water mermaiding techniques. You'll also learn about aquatic life – what to expect, how it can affect you, and how you avoid harm.
Meet the Mermaids
These are our lovely mermaid instructors!