PADI Mermaid Certification (Ages 10+)

Become a Certified, Card-Carrying, Mermaid or Merman.

  • 6 hours
  • 550 US dollars
  • Rancho Simi Community Park Pool

Service Description

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. Max depth of 15 feet. 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. 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. WHAT TO BRING: Towels, a SECURE swimsuit, snorkel, mask, swim fins (also called bifins, long fins are ok for adults), sandals, sunblock, weight belt w/ weights, drinking water, and a change of clothing. Your own mermaid tail. SAFETY: Neoprene and/or fabric tails made by Finfolk Productions are not allowed in this class. REQUIRED PAPERWORK: A liability release form, the mermaiding practices statement of understanding, and also a diver medical form. These need to be printed, filled out, and brought with you to class. STUDENT : INSTRUCTOR RATIOS Lessons are private unless you ask us to add on people to your group (extra cost). Here are the ratios we have to maintain: 4:1 for Ages 10-Adult 6:1 for Ages 18+ LOCATION: Rancho Simi Community Pool, 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065 REFUNDS: No refunds are given for no-shows or cancellations less than 30 business days in advance.

Contact Details

  • 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA

    (805) 328-4911