PADI Mermaid Course - $300
This is a fun introduction to mermaiding for beginner to intermediate mermaids. No experience is necessary, but you must know how to swim. If you already have a tail and regularly swim as mermaid, this class will help you sharpen your technique, and develop healthy diving habits.
Prerequisites: You must be over the age of 10. Able to swim 50m/160 feet without the use of swim aids. And able to float comfortably at the surface for 5 minutes.
Tail: We will provide a tail, mask and snorkel for your use during the class. If you have your own tail, mask and snorkel, please bring it!
Timing: The course is set out over two days. There are two classroom style knowledge development sessions covering mermaid culture, safety considerations of swimming in a tail, breathing techniques for diving, varying ascents and descents, swim strokes, how to choose mermaid gear, etc. There are two confined water sessions working with technique, swim drills and skills.
Course Layout: The PADI Mermaid Course is set up over one weekend, with both a classroom session and in-water session each day. The two mermaid training days begin at 9am and end by 4:30pm.
Certification: Successfully completing this course means you will receive a customized PADI Mermaid certification card mailed to you. This card shows that you are a trained mermaid – comfortable and confident swimming in and exiting a tail, that you have extensive knowledge in the field of mermaiding and have mastered the beginner to intermediate techniques. This certification card may be valuable when applying to swim at pools that have restrictions regarding tails. It does not qualify you to teach mermaid classes.
Next Class Dates: May 7/8, 2021 and May 22/23, 2021
PADI Advanced Mermaid Course - $415
Dive deeper into mermaiding with this in-depth waterwoman course. Improve your comfort level in the water by learning how to read ocean conditions, navigate currents, interact with sea life safely; and become a responsible buddy, knowledgeable in rescues and assists. This class covers how to properly weight yourself in a mermaid tail, entries and exits in the ocean, advanced breath hold techniques, and includes an underwater photo session!
Tail: We will provide a tail, mask and snorkel for your use during the class. If you have your own tail, mask and snorkel, or weight belt, please bring it!
Prerequisites: You must be over the age of 12. Able to swim 100m/320 feet without the use of swim aids. And able to float comfortably at the surface for ten minutes.
Timing: This course is set out over two and a half days. There are two classroom style knowledge development sessions, three Open Water Dives, and one underwater photoshoot.
Day 1: Classroom Session, Guided stretching and breath hold mediation session on the beach, and Open Water Dive number 1.
Day 2: Classroom Session, Open Water Dive number 2.
Day 3: (Half day) Open Water Dive 3 with underwater photo session, yielding 5-10 underwater images of you swimming freely over the reef in your mermaid tail.
Hours: Days 1 and 2: Mermaid training begins in the classroom at 9am and ends in the ocean before 4pm. Day 3’s meeting time and location will be determined the night before, based ocean conditions for best clarity, mild current, and calm water. Open Water Dive three and photo session will be either a morning or an afternoon excursion. Photos included. Videos available upon request as an add-on charge of $40.
Certification: Successfully completing this course means you will receive a customized PADI Advanced Mermaid certification card mailed to you. This card shows that you are an Advanced trained mermaid – that you have experience swimming in the ocean in a tail and are comfortable and confident in conditions similar to those which you have been trained. It shows you have successfully mastered advanced techniques and are knowledgeable in safety, buddy techniques and in-water rescues. This Advanced certification may be valuable when applying to swim at pools that have restrictions regarding tails, when joining a mermaid club, or when organizing your own mermaid meet-up swims. It does not qualify you to teach mermaid classes.
Next Class Dates: May 28/29/30, 2021 and June 4/5/6, 2021.