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    PADI Basic Mermaid Course


    The PADI Basic Mermaid™ course combines learning supporting knowledge and principles with a confined water skill development session to introduce the fun of fundamental mermaid diving. The course covers mermaid diving's background and culture, primary safety considerations, equipment and basic water skills.


    You must be at least six years old to enroll in the PADI Basic Mermaid course. You need to be able to swim at least 25m/80ft without swim aids, 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 phases:

    • Study independently using PADI Basic Mermaid eLearning (or your instructor may conduct class sessions if not available in your language).
    • A confined water (pool or pool-like location) session to learn and practice basic mermaid diving skills, problem prevention and handling, and how to make mermaid dives

    Available Languages

    PADI Basic Mermaid eLearning is currently available in English and simplified and traditional Chinese. Your instructor may offer the course in a different language through an in-class session.


    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.

    How Do You Get Started

    • Be six years of age or older

    Course Setup

    1. Theory Sessions
    2. Confined Water Sessions

    Theory and Confined water training

    1. PADI Mermaid Theory ( PADI e-Learning included )- $40
    2. Confined Training - $300
    3. Equipment Rental - $30

    *Full price has to be paid before class. No same-day payment is accepted.

    **Please make an appointment for theory one week before the class. Reschedule has to be done two days before the class. No additional fee is required. Fees apply for rescheduling two days before the class.

    ***Please make an appointment for Confined Water Training 2 weeks before the class. Reschedule has to be done two weeks before the class. No additional fee is required. Fees apply for rescheduling two weeks before the class.

      ****Personal equipment requirement is a mask and snorkel.

      Big Blue upholds the highest standards in the diving industry. 

      Please call 1(516)869-1888 or email  info@bigbluescuba.com for more information.