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Basic Mermaid

$250 per person

Minimum age: 8 years old

Minimum time to complete: 2 hours 

Maximum depth: 3m/10 ft

Location: Pool 

Pre-Requisites: Swim at least 25m/80ft without swim aids, float comfortably for at least 3 minutes

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 eight 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