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The Ultimate Mermaid Dive Experience

The Ultimate Mermaid Dive Experience offers PADI Mermaid certifications, PADI Freediver certifications, dive days for certified mermaids and professional photography once a month at different locations! A fun, transformational experience for all divers and ocean lovers. 

 

All PADI Mermaid related courses are taught by world-renowned professional mermaid and PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer, Elle Jimenez (Mermaid Elle). PADI Freediver courses are taught by SAG AFTRA and Black Panther stunt performer, Chin Burger of The Sea Warriors. All photography is by published underwater photographer, Darren Joshua of NATIV Productions

 

Mermaid tails are included for all PADI Mermaids! We provide the mermaid gear plus complimentary water, drinks and snacks each day and a post-dive celebratory beverage on dive days, professional photography (2 photos per person - 1 individual UW photo and 1 land group photo) and one recap video included for your memories for all participants. The PADI Advanced Mermaid course includes Yoga and Eco-Tours. 

 

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Mermaid & EFR courses available in English and Spanish

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Course descriptions 

PADI Discover Mermaid

1 Hour (minimum age 6 years old up to adult)

This course allows students to discover the world of mermaiding for the first time! Make a splash learning how to become a mermaid with activities in and out of the water. 

Max Depth: Water shallow enough in which to stand

Location: Pool

$200 includes eLearning 
 

PADI Basic Mermaid

2+ Hours (minimum age 6 years old up to adult)

Double up on your mermaid knowledge, training and fun! Includes a knowledge development session and a confined water session.

Pre-requisite: Ability to swim at least 50m/160ft without swimming aids and float comfortably at the surface for at least 3 minutes.

Max Depth: 3m/10ft

Location: Pool

$250 includes eLearning

PADI Mermaid

6 Hours, 1-2 Days (10 years old up to adult)

Take your mermaid training to a higher level. In this course, students dive deep into knowledge development and expand their confined water skills.

Pre-requisite: Ability to swim at least 50m/160ft without swim aids and float comfortably at the surface for at least 5 minutes.

Max Depth: 5m/15ft

Location: Classroom & Pool

$350 includes eLearning

PADI Advanced Mermaid

10 Hours, 2-3 Days (12 years old up to adult)

Become a mermaid diver with this Advanced Mermaid course! Take the plunge into deeper knowledge development, basic mermaid freediving techniques and exploring the ocean as a mermaid.  

Pre-requisite: Ability to swim at least 100m/320ft without swim aids and float comfortably at the surface for at least 10 minutes.

Must have completed the PADI Mermaid course. 

Max Depth: 10m/30ft

Location: Classroom, Pool & Open Water

*includes eLearning

PADI Advanced Mermaid $450 (Pre-requisite: PADI Mermaid)

PADI Mermaid + PADI Advanced Mermaid Bundle $650


PADI Mermaid Instructor 3 to 5 Days

Become a PADI Professional with this course. The PADI Mermaid Instructor certification offers an ocean of opportunities for PADI Advanced Mermaids who want to teach others, open a diving business, work with dive shops, full-time, part-time or freelance, and able to teach Discover Mermaid, Basic Mermaid, Mermaid and Advanced Mermaid courses. The PADI Mermaid Instructor course is for qualified individuals who are looking to teach the PADI Mermaid Program at a dive center or start their own mermaid business. This program will prepare you to become a PADI Pro, with PADI Standard guidelines, course curriculum, marketing, gear and many other tools to ensure success teaching the PADI Mermaid courses. 

Learn more about the PADI Mermaid Instructor course here

PADI Freediver - 15 Hours, 2 to 3 Days

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you've always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves as it develops the knowledge and skills for basic static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight freediving from 10-16 metres/30-55 feet.

Location: Classroom, Pool & Open Water

$400 includes eLearning

EFR ( Emergency First Response) Certification - 2-4 Hours

Emergency First Response® primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in the critical moments between when a life-threatening emergency occurs and when emergency medical services arrive. $250 includes eLearning

Mermaid Dive Day

Certified PADI Advanced Mermaids and alumni can join all of our open water sessions as listed below and enjoy self-practice in buddy systems. Includes a certified assistant and all complimentary items.

$50 with own gear and $100 with full mermaid gear rental.

*must have proof of qualifying PADI certification.

*must sign up below

Photoshoot Session 

with NATIV Productions *$50 off for our students

Land Photoshoot $300 for up to 10-15 edited images | Underwater Photoshoot $400 for up to 5-10 edited images 

Optional Mermaid Costume Rental $100 add on (includes monofin, realistic fabric tail, tops and crown options)  

*Not included during certification or dive days. Photoshoots require their own separate session of 2-4 hours.

*Can be scheduled before or after sessions below.

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Upcoming Courses

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February 2023 - Florida Keys / Key Largo, FL

February 18 PADI Mermaid $350

February 18-19 PADI Mermaid+PADI Advanced Mermaid $650

*$50 boat fee is extra.

*Certified PADI Advanced Mermaids can join Dive Day on February 19 for $50 with own gear and $100 with full mermaid gear rental.

The Dive: Key Largo is a water lover’s paradise, surrounded by the warm waters of Florida Bay, the Florida Straits, and the Atlantic Ocean. Dive in these beautiful warm clear waters with us and explore the reefs and its marine life. ​

*Want to become a PADI Mermaid Instructor at this location? 

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February 2023 - Key West, FL

February 25 PADI Mermaid $350

February 25-26 PADI Mermaid+PADI Advanced Mermaid $650

*$150 boat fee is extra.

*Certified PADI Advanced Mermaids can join Dive Day on February 26 for $50 with own gear and $100 with full mermaid gear rental.

The Dive: Key West's largest and most pristine reefs are located several miles off shore, home to more than 100 species of fish. An underwater wonderland! Come sea for yourself!

*Want to become a PADI Mermaid Instructor at this location? 

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March 2023 - The Florida Springs / Orlando, FL

March 18 PADI Mermaid $350

March 18-19 PADI Mermaid+PADI Advanced Mermaid $650

*Certified PADI Advanced Mermaids can join Dive Day on March 19 for $50 with own gear and $100 with full mermaid gear rental. 

The Dive: Want to dive in the gorgeous freshwater oasis of Florida? The world famous Florida Springs are clear, refreshing and full of nature. Dive in deep and explore these natural wonders with us!

*Want to become a PADI Mermaid Instructor at this location? 

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April 2023 - Puerto Rico / Aguadilla, PR 

April 22 PADI Mermaid $350

April 22-23 PADI Mermaid + PADI Advanced Mermaid $650

April 27-29 PADI Freediver $400

*PADI Advanced Freediver (TBD)

*Certified Mermaids can join Dive Day on April 23 for $50 with own gear and $100 with full mermaid gear rental.

The Dive: Join us in the beautiful island of enchantment, la Isla del Encanto, Mermaid Elle’s home. Enjoy the warm waters where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, featuring an easy offshore dive with tons of untouched underwater beauty. We’re so excited to offer a trifecta of courses this month at this location: PADI Mermaid, PADI Freediver and PADI Open Water (scuba). PADI Mermaid courses are bilingual (English/Spanish). All other courses are in English. We invite the locals and tourists alike! 

*Want to become a PADI Mermaid Instructor at this location? 

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May 2023 - Miami, FL

April 22 PADI Mermaid $350

April 22-23 PADI Mermaid + PADI Advanced Mermaid $650

*Certified Mermaids can join Dive Day on April 23 for $50 with own gear and $100 with full mermaid gear rental.

The Dive: Stay tuned for more info.

*Want to become a PADI Mermaid Instructor at this location? 

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THE DE-TAILS:

• For the Ultimate Mermaid Dive Experience we provide for all participants: complimentary water, drinks and snacks each day and a post-dive celebratory Mimosa on Dive Days (per 21+ year old participant) on locations where allowed. It also includes Professional Photography - 2 photos per person (1 Individual UW photo, and 1 Land Group photo) and one recap video all included free for your memories. Any extra photos are $50 per edited image. 

• For PADI Advanced Mermaids & Alumni we provide monofins, mermaid tails, weights and weight belts. 

• eLearning is included in these prices and must be completed before the in-person portion. 

• Participants are responsible for their own transportation, travel accommodations, food and lodging. 

• Must bring your own low-volume mask, J snorkel and bifins for all courses. 

• A wetsuit is required in cold water environments and for PADI Freediver. 

• Some open water/dive days, not all, may require a boat ride to our dive location not included in these prices. Boat rides range from $100-250. If a boat ride is needed it is mentioned under every session.

• Certified mermaids and alumni can join in on our dive days for $50 with own gear and $100 with gear rental which includes certified assistant and all complementary items. This rate does not cover boat rides. Must sign waiver.

• All courses subject to weather permitting, free rescheduling if cancelled by instructor due to weather.

• Must already be a good swimmer.

• Group classes must meet class minimums of at least 3 participants

• As a PADI Torchbearer for all certified divers, you are encouraged to clean up any found trash.

• All participants get a 10% discount on mermaid gear at CapeCali.com with code ELLE

• More dates & locations after April coming soon.

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"When I first discovered Mermaid Elle’s course, I didn’t think it was something I could do myself. I only signed up after much hesitation because I’m always trying to do better in the water. Elle made the course friendly, comfortable and actually brought out the natural mermaid in me. Who knew? The in person portion was not intimidating at all. Elle makes you feel safe and beautiful! I highly recommend the course for anyone who is even remotely curious about learning some basic mermaid skills, swimming in a monofin or tail, or anyone who would like to become a professional mermaid!"

-Hannah E. (PADI Mermaid Alumni)

Meet The Team

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Darren Joshua

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Professional Photographer

Certified Assistant

Published Underwater Photographer

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Elle Jimenez / Mermaid Elle

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PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer

Emergency First Response Instructor

World Famous Professional Mermaid

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Chin Burger

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PADI Freediver Instructor

Certified Assistant

SAG AFTRA Stunt Performer

The Ultimate Mermaid Dive Experience also includes Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation taught by PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer and Registered Yoga Teacher, Elle Jimenez (Mermaid Elle)

Use code ELLE for 10% off at CapeCali.com

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Mermaid Tails & Dive Wear:

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Scuba diver rescued by ‘mermaids’ off California’s Catalina Island

You may have heard of this story on Fox News, the Drew Barrymore Show, Inside Edition and others. During one of our PADI Advanced Mermaid courses taught by Mermaid Elle, we rescued an unconscious scuba diver, a story that proves the importance of safety training in the PADI Mermaid Program.

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