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Benefits of Becoming a PADI Mermaid

PADI Mermaid Blog by Elle Jimenez (Mermaid Elle®)

Mermaids are undeniably timeless; they have always been a trending topic amongst both kids and adults. From fiction movies and cartoons to a diver’s own imagination, mermaids always resurface from time to time. Have you noticed? The popularity of mermaids has increased dramatically over the past decade with more and more ocean lovers, mermaid impersonators and avid swimmers and divers creating a subculture that brings mermaids to life. But what is a mermaid with a tail if she doesn’t take the plunge and dive in? Along with the general mermaid popularity, a wave of opportunity has now washed ashore for both mermaids who dive and divers who want to become mermaids.

The PADI Mermaid program is not only a splash, but it is also very bene-fish-al to those who enjoy the art and sport of being a mermaid. From learning how to mermaid dive safely, to experiencing such a unique experience, mermaiding is a one-of-a-kind sport. Here are some of the fin-tastic benefits of being a PADI Mermaid:

Mermaid Diving Safety

Learning how to dive safely in a monofin and/or mermaid tail is essen-shell to any participant. This Mermaid Education is one that will give peace of mind to the diver through learning important techniques and knowledge development. A participant can expect to learn self-rescue, diving techniques, buddy systems, and how to get out of a fishy situation.


Being a PADI Mermaid is de-fin-etly empowering! Exploring our human abilities from the perspective of mermaids can help everyone, at any age, any gender or ethnicity, feel the power of being such majestic, enchanting and magical creatures. The feeling of gliding through the water in a mermaid tail is so rewarding and an inspiring experience. Furthermore, the idea of a mermaid pod, bringing mermaids together, inspires unity, mutual support and community.

Introduction to Freediving

The PADI Mermaid Program is great for Freediving beginners. A participant can expect to learn about buoyancy, apnea, and other freediving techniques that can be a great start for those interested in experiencing the PADI Freediver course.

Ocean Conservation

The origin of the word “mermaid” is literally “maid of the sea”. Mermaiding as a sport does not only include the mermaid diving techniques, but it also impersonates both the beauty and mission of mermaids. What is a mermaid’s mission? To protect the ocean! Exploring this ocean-minded course, as with any diving course, allows the participants to learn how they can impact a mermaid’s home in the ocean and how they can make a difference.