Expand your understanding of the physical properties of the underwater world and how they affect you as a mermaid while learning additional routine, exhibition and problem-handling skills.
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.)
To enroll in a PADI Mermaid course, you must be at least ten years old. You need to be able to swim at least 50m/160ft without swim aids, able to float comfortably at the surface for at least 5 minutes, and be in good physical health. As an entry-level mermaid diving course, no prior experience with diving of any kind is required.
The PADI Mermaid course has two phases:
In the PADI Mermaid course, you will use a monofin (i.e. mermaid tail), mask, snorkel, and fins. You may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for mermaiding is best; however, in this beginner course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own. If you are a freediver, some of your gear (e.g. mask, fins, and snorkel) is also mermaiding gear.
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: 10
Time requirement: 8-10 hours
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