PADI Mermaid Course

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.

Description

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 mins and in good physical health. As an entry-level mermaid diving course, no prior experience with diving of any kind is required.

Academic

The PADI Mermaid course has two phases:

  • Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Mermaid eLearning (or your instructor may conduct class sessions if not available in your language).
  • Two 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.

Available Languages 

The PADI 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.

Equipment

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.

How Do You Get Started

  • Be 10 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 )- $60
  2. Confined Training - $220
  3. Equipment Rental - $30

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

**Please make appointment for theory 1 week before the class. Reschedule has to be done 2 days before the class, no additional fee required. Fees apply for reschedule in 2 days before the class.

***Please make appointment for Confined Water and Open Water Training 2 week before the class. Reschedule has to be done 2 weeks before the class, no additional fee required. Fees apply for reschedule in 2 weeks before the class.

    ****Personal equipment requirement is mask, snorkel.

    Big Blue upholds the highest standards in the diving industry.

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