Do you dream of being a Mermaid?

Start your journey on becoming a mermaid



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 (we run these as one continuous session) that develop your mermaid skills beyond Basic Mermaid™, including many skills that make mermaiding an underwater self-expressive art, separate from other types of diving.


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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 without swim aids, able to float comfortably at the surface for at least 5 minutes, and 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 sections:

  • Home eLearning – Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Mermaid eLearning
  • Confined water sessions to learn and prepare for mermaiding, rescue/problem management skills and the conduct of mermaid dives. You also learn mermaid skills, such as dolphin (butterfly) kicks, C-shape and U-shape side turns, and some skills distinct to mermaid diving, including backward somersault turn, underwater handshaking mermaid bubbles, and back glides.



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.



COURSE PRICE:  £225 includes the PADI Mermaid home study materials.


DURATION: 4 to 6 hours

PREREQUISITES: 10 years of age

COURSE CONTENTS: Home study, and an action packed time in our very own on-site heated pool.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Mask and Snorkel advised



If you have already taken the Basic Mermaid course, we can do an upgrade to Mermaid during one of our standard Mermaid courses, please ask us for details.

Please Note that the PADI Mermaid course includes Basic Mermaid, so if you want to, you can start with PADI Mermaid – there is no need to take Basic Mermaid separately, but if you want to build up your skills slowly, taking them separately is a great idea.


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