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The Junior (PADI Basic Mermaid™) course combines home eLearning to provide the supporting knowledge and principles of safe ‘Mermaiding’, with a pool session where you will learn the basic skills to safe mermaid diving. The course covers mermaid diving’s background and culture, primary safety considerations, equipment and basic water skills.

Basic Mermaid in pool

To enroll in the PADI Basic Mermaid course, you must be at least eight years old. You need to be able to swim at least 25m without swim aids, be able to float comfortably at the surface for at least 3 mins and in good physical health. No prior snorkeling, skin diving or freediving course completion is required.


The PADI Basic Mermaid course consists of two sections:

  • Study independently using PADI Basic Mermaid eLearning
  • A confined pool session to learn and practice basic mermaid diving skills, problem prevention and handling, and how to make mermaid dives



In the PADI Basic 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, snorkel) is also mermaiding gear.



COURSE PRICE:  £195  includes the Basic Mermaid home study materials.


DURATION: Approximately 2.5 hours

PREREQUISITES: 8 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




Basic Mermaid tails



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