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Mermaid Diving Courses & More

Mermaid Education with PADI Mermaid Diving Courses and Mermaid Entertainment Specialty Workshops taught by world-renowned professional and PADI Mermaid Instructor, Elle Jimenez, PADI No. 520890

The PADI Mermaid™ courses include knowledge development and many skills that make mermaiding an underwater self-expressive art, separate from other types of diving. 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.

Mermaid Entertainment Consultations include performance coaching and all the mermaid secrets of becoming a professional mermaid and starting your own mermaid business. Learn the secrets of the mermaid industry, how to become a professional mermaid and how to start and manage your mermaid business.

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All courses available in English and Spanish

PADI Mermaid COURSES & more
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

$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. 

Location: Classroom, Pool & Open Water

To learn more about the PADI Mermaid Instructor course click 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. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why 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

(With PADI Freedive Instructor: Chin @guam_babe_freediver) $400

EFR ( Emergency First Response) Certification - 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

Eco-Tour Included in the PADI Advanced Mermaid course

During your open water session you will learn about that specific diving spot, its features and how to protect it. It's a great way to learn facts about creatures that may live there and encounter them in their natural habitat, as part of the #SavingtheSeas Project.*Free

Entertainment & Photoshoots

Professional Mermaid Consultations 

Schedule a private consultation call via Zoom with world-renowned professional mermaid performer, Mermaid Elle. Recommended for aspiring professional mermaids who are looking to learn more about the event entertainment industry and how to get started in the mermaid business. Schedule your sessions as needed. 

One time 1 Hour Consultation $250

Recurring Weekly/Monthly Mentorship Upon Request

Mermaid Photoshoots 

Book a professional mermaid photoshoot on land or underwater with NATIV Productions (www.nativproductions.com), includes model coaching by Mermaid Elle. 

-Land Photoshoot: Starts at $300 (1 Location, 10 Edited Images)

-Underwater Photoshoot: Starts at $400 (1 Location, 5 Edited Images)

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

*$50 off for our PADI Students 

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Upcoming Courses

December 2022
Central Florida/Orlando and Florida Springs
December 3 PADI Mermaid

December 3-4 PADI Advanced Mermaid (Dec 4 open water + Manatee Eco-tour)
December 5-7 PADI Mermaid Instructor Course
December 7 EFR Certification Course
December 8-9 PADI Freediver Course with @guam_babe_freediver
*Book a land and/or underwater photoshoot during this session

with @mermaidcourses x @nativproductions

*to sign up for PADI Mermaid Instructor Course click here

January 2023
South Florida / West Palm Beach
January 21 PADI Mermaid

January 21-22 PADI Advanced Mermaid (Jan 22 open water + Creature Eco-tour)
January 23-25 PADI Mermaid Instructor Course
January 25 EFR Certification Course
January 26-27 PADI Freediver Course with @guam_babe_freediver
*Book a land and/or underwater photoshoot during this session with

@mermaidcourses x @nativproductions

*to sign up for PADI Mermaid Instructor Course click here


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*All Mermaid Equipment will be provided for PADI Discover, Basic Mermaid, Mermaid and Advanced Mermaid 

*All participants get a 10% discount on mermaid gear at CapeCali.com 

*eLearning Included in these prices

*eLearning Courses Must Be Completed Prior to the In-Person Sessions

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

*Must already be a great swimmer

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

*Class Listings will be updated frequently, check back for more dates & locations

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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. 

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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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"Becoming a mermaid is really just being yourself in your most powerful form. We call ourselves mer-sisters and mer-brothers because mermaids are one species, one family, one school of fish!"


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