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DISCOVER MERMAID Try mermaiding and discover why it’s becoming a popular way to explore any underwater environment.

The Discover Mermaid Experience with Blue Planet

Try mermaiding and discover why it’s becoming a popular way to explore any underwater environment in this highly flexible, and brief program to see how you like it!

In a safe environment with a certified PADI Mermaid Instructor, the Discover Mermaid™ experience introduces simple mermaid activities in confined water, shallow enough in which to stand. It is designed as a flexible, informative, enjoyable and controlled experience centered on letting you discover what it’s like to mermaid dive. Explore the mermaid world and learn to swim with a monofin and mermaid tail. We offer mermaid fins and tails for all ages, shapes and sizes. 


The PADI Discover Mermaid experience consists of two introductory phases:

  1. After signing up for the PADI Discover Mermaid program you will listen to a briefing from your PADI Mermaid Instructor to learn the basics about being a mermaid.

  2. A shallow water session in which you’ll wear a mermaid tail (and depending on the situation, perhaps other additional mermaid costuming) followed by mermaid swimming, going underwater and games.


In the PADI Discover Mermaid experience, you will use a monofin (i.e. mermaid tail), mask, snorkel, and fins. You may also use a wet suit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for mermaiding is best; however, in this introductory experience, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own. If you are a freediver, some of your gear (e.g. mask, fins, snorkel) is also mermaiding gear.

Mermaid Experience/Courses

Our PADI Mermaid Instructor Jen Downey can teach any of the following courses in beautiful St Maarten year-round or locally in the DC area over select dates in the summer.

Minimum age: 6
Time requirement: 1-2 hours

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