Learn basic mermaiding principles and focus on practicing skills in a pool or confined water site.
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.
To enroll in the PADI Basic Mermaid course, you must be at least six years old. 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
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.
online Elearning materials.
Use of tail & monofin
What will you get?
Learn the basics about swimming safely with a mermaid tail
A 1-day certification course with a certified PADI Mermaid Instructor.
Option to buy your tail after your special experience!
Minimum age ~ 6 yrs.
Participants must be able to swim 25m and float for 3 minutes unassisted
In Marie Pampoen you’ll see typical Caribbean life like hard and soft corals, snapper, angelfish, grunts, parrot fish, and eels. Also the coral outplant from Coral Restoration Scubaçao project.
Marie Pampoen, is a small sandy local beach with lots of fishing boats and lots of character. It is one of the best dive and snorkel sites on Curacao. Easy entry, huge variety of corals, sponges and lots of marine life. A huge, beautiful, lively, healthy reef filled with lots of macro and huge variety of corals and marine life. Excellent night dive spot also.
You may have heard people say, “I’m a scuba diver,” or “I’m a PADI Diver,” but you may not have encountered the term Open Water Diver until you started searching for information about learning how to scuba dive or speaking to a friend who has. Here’s what you need to know:
When people say they have a diving license, a ticket, or a scuba certification, they’re talking about an Open Water Diver certification. PADI Open Water Diver is the first autonomous scuba certification level and allows you to: