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PADI Basic Mermaid Instructor Requirements To qualify as a PADI Basic Mermaid Instructor to conduct the PADI Discover Mermaid experience and teach the PADI Basic Mermaid course, you must meet the following certification and training requirements: $650
Complete the knowledge development sections of the Mermaid Instructor Course, and the Mermaid Instructor Exam with a passing score of at least 75 percent.
Complete the following Water skills Exercises with a PADI Mermaid Instructor
Swim 400 meters/yards nonstop, without swimming aids and using any stroke or combination of strokes.
Perform a 10-minute tread, drown-proof, bob or float using no aids and wearing only a swimsuit. Exception: A candidate with a physical impairment that makes it difficult/impossible to hold hands out of the water is exempted from that portion of the exercise.
Swim 800 metres/yards face down, using mask, snorkel and bifins, nonstop, without flotation aids and without using arms to swim. Exception: A candidate with leg-use limitations who normally arm-swims, may use arms.
Tow (or push) a diver for 100 metres/yards nonstop, at the surface, without assistance using monofin (mermaid tail).
Demonstrate the rescue of an unresponsive, nonbreathing mermaid diver at the surface and tow the victim for at least 50 metres/yards using monofin.
Demonstrate the PADI Mermaid skills with role-model quality with a PADI Mermaid Instructor or Instructor Trainer:
Assist a current, Teaching status Mermaid Instructor or Instructor Trainer with at least one Discover Mermaid program and two Confined Water Session 1s from the Mermaid course. To apply for the PADI Basic Mermaid Instructor rating, the candidate submits the PADI Basic Mermaid Instructor application, signed by a current, Teaching status, PADI Mermaid Instructor or Instructor Trainer, to the relevant PADI Regional Headquarters.