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Mermaid Distinctive Specialty

PADI Specialties

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    If you have always dreamt of being a mermaid, this is the perfect opportunity! A PADI certification card will be issued after the course, but everyone is welcome to participate as there is no scuba diving involved. Class includes use of monofin and mermaid tail of your chosen design.


    At least 8 years old, and in reasonable physical health, and comfortable in the water. Able to swim and float unassisted in the ocean. Sign Liability Release⊕ Form ONLINE! Understand and speak English (for safety reasons)


    The class includes a land study session and an ocean swim session in a shallow calm water environment, lasting approximately 1.5 hours total. During the study session, you’ll learn about what it means to be a mermaid, such as protecting the ocean critters you love and ways to make a difference in the mermaid’s environment. Learn mermaid swim strokes and tricks, monofin types and uses and the most efficient way to swim in a tail before heading to the beach and making a splash!

    Set up a mermaid photoshoot after your class – capture the dream turned reality with beautiful underwater or land-based photos!

    No scuba diving is provided with this certification, but a fun dive or other course can be added on an additional day(s) if you like. Just give the shop a call 808-667-0633.


    Sara Ferguson is a PADI SCUBA instructor and professional mermaid who has traveled the world’s oceans swimming with whale sharks, dolphins and other aquatic life. Passionate about introducing others to the underwater world, Sara conducts mermaid appearances and runs the Mindful Mermaid Swim Academy in West Maui.


    Now that you’ve fallen in love with being a mermaid and mastered the basic techniques, take things to the next level in our PADI ADVANCED MERMAID Distinctive Specialty where you’ll learn advanced strokes and tricks and glide over a beautiful Maui reef amongst your fishy friends like a true mermaid.

    One of the most fantastic parts of being a mermaid is owning a tail! Check out our selection of mermaid tails and monofins in the shop.


    64 Person Class (unless you make arrangements for a private session)

    Single Student (Ages 8 & up) – $169 per student + PADI Certification Card $50.40 2 More Students – Group Discount Rate (Booking on same reservation) (Ages 8 & Up) – $129 per student + PADI Certification Card $50.40

    Photo packages are available for purchase. Inquire when booking.


    Sign one online waiver & medical form per student here

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