This course contains (2) in person classroom sessions with your instructor and (2) pool sessions where you learn and practice freediving & mermaid skills. Upon mastery of course skills you will receive a Mermaid certification. For Ages 10-Adult. Minor children must have a parent or guardian remain on site.
The PADI Mermaid course has two phases:
Knowledge development through two classroom sessions and E-Learning at home. With your deposit, you will receive a code to begin the PADI/SSI Mermaid E-Learning Program. Please complete this E-Learning course before class starts.
Two confined water sessions to learn and prepare for mermaiding, rescue & problem management skills, the conduct of mermaid dives, static and dynamic apnea dives. Complete a dynamic apnea mermaid dive of 80' or more. You also learn mermaid skills, such as dolphin (butterfly) kicks, C-shape and U-shape side turns, and some skills distinct to mermaid diving, including backward somersault turn, underwater handshaking, mermaid bubbles, and back glides.
Bonus: Photo session of you in a Mermaid tail combined with underwater video of your session!
REQUIRED SWIM ABILITY: The ability to swim at least 50m without swim aids / floatation devices. The ability to back float on the water's surface at least 5 minutes without sinking. The ability to submerge and swim under water without panicking.
INCLUDED EQUIPMENT: 1 Fabric mermaid tail rental with Monofin
WHAT EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES TO BRING:
1 Low-Volume, Freediving or SCUBA Mask
1 J-Style Freediving Snorkel
A SECURE swimsuit for training purposes
1 Pair of Freediving Long Fins OR Bifins (standard SCUBA style fins) These are available for rental if needed.
You are welcome to bring a 3-5mm wetsuit to wear if you get cold easily, but our pool is usually warm.
1 Swimming / Synchro Style Nose Clip OR Sinus Saver Nose Plugs - optional.
A notebook, water bottle, snacks, sandals, and a warm change of clothes.
PERSONAL TAIL USAGE: Mertailor Guppy (Linden monofin), Finfolk Discovery tails, or Cape Cali Divetails (Mahina monofin) are the preferred equipment of choice for this class. Please contact us to discuss your personal tail if it is another type. LOCATION: Dive Utah; Holladay, Utah
Freediving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a freediving course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
"The best part of this class was the safe environment where I felt I could try the new things we were learning without fear." - Katie, PADI Mermaid student