MERMAID FREEDIVE RETREAT
Prepare for the ultimate mermaid experience and join us for an all inclusive and immersive weekend of freediving and mermaiding just for our alumni! This is a retreat style event for individuals who have worked with Mermaid Freedive in the past. Led by professional mermaid Brandee Anthony the Vero Beach Mermaid and PADI freedive instructor Zeke Motta. The retreat is all inclusive which means your certifications, accommodations and all meals are included in the cost! When considering attending this event, please be sure to read through all the info below thoroughly before submitting an application.
ABOUT THE RETREAT
Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights in a beautiful all inclusive retreat style shared space in central Florida. Each day is filled with education, in water mermaid and freediving training sessions, acro yoga, breath work, home cooked meals, business mentoring and lots of community time. This retreat is all inclusive which means we take care of your accommodations, daily schedule and all meals so that you don't have to worry about a thing! The retreat is a full bodied experience that allows you to grow and transform in ways you never thought possible while connecting with other past students. The energy of the group coupled with our highly experienced team of professionals creates a safe and welcoming environment that you are sure to enjoy.
We will be training each day in a different Florida spring. The springs are clear and a constant 72 degrees year round. The springs are absolutely breathtaking and full of life. We cannot wait to share another piece of this underwater paradise with you!
Cost: $1350 per person + spring entry fees
Location: Central Florida
Dates: Friday September 15th to Monday September 18th 2023
Check in time: 4:00 PM EST September 15th
Check out time: 1:00 PM EST September 18th
PERKS OF THE RETREAT
Most commercial jobs require these certifications
To increase your breath hold and depth ability
Refine your skills as a mermaid underwater
Greater confidence in yourself and your practice
Prepare you to go pro as a PADI Mermaid instructor
To ensure safety in the water for you and others
Connect with other likeminded individuals in the community
WHO IS THIS FOR
This retreat is designed for anyone who is already a student of Mermaid Freedive. Whether you are looking for more dive time, to further your training, get amazing content or just connect with others, this retreat is a great addition for you! Must be 18 years or older to attend.
GEAR LIST AND RENTALS
Mermaid tail and top ( rentals only available for photoshoots)
Monofin with good propulsion (monofin rentals available)
Minimum 3mm Wetsuit (rentals available)
Freedive long blade bifins (rentals available)
Low volume mask and J snorkel (rentals available)
Weight belt and weights (rentals available)
Reusable water bottle
Yoga Mat & beach towel
Freedive gear rental can be found here
Mermaid great rental can be found here
If you plan to rent, please reserve your gear as soon as you sign up as there are limited quantities and sizes!
Professional photoshoots are available as an add ons to this retreat! Please specify if you would like to do the photoshoot when you apply! We offer a very special underwater photoshoot at a discounted rate of $350 just for our students! Includes 3 fully edited digital images of you in your tail in the springs. Tails and tops are available for rent for the photoshoots! See our client closet here. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your selections if you will be renting a tail or top for the photoshoot or specify your selections in the application!
THE SIGN UP STEPS
-Read through this page carefully
-Hit the apply now button at the bottom
-Submit your application and include full responses (we read through all applications when considering approval)
-Once you have submitted your application wait for a response
-If you receive an acceptance response you will be sent an invoice and forms to sign
-You have 24 hrs to submit both the payment and forms to save your spot
-Once you have submitted your payment and forms you will receive a welcome email and info packet
-After receiving the info packet, please be sure to book any gear rental right away
-Complete your three PADI E learnings if applicable (Advanced Mermaid) as soon as possible so not to forget
-If a doctor signature is needed on your medical, get that done right away (medicals are valid for one year)
-Be sure to add yourself to the Facebook group to get to know everyone and coordinate ride share if desired
-We will post updates leading up to the retreat in the Facebook group so turn notifications on
This retreat has very limited spots. To ensure the best experience for all, there is an application process. If you are eligible for the retreat you will be contacted in order in which you are received to move to the next step of payment! Full payment is due upfront to take a spot! Please visit the FAQ page before emailing with any questions!
After you have submitted your payment upon application approval, you will be emailed a welcome packet outlining all of the specific details about the retreat, what you will need and how to best prepare.
If you are flying in, the best option is to rent a car as you will need transportation. Orlando International airport is the closest to our destination.
THESE SPOTS ARE ABSOLUTELY NON REFUNDABLE!!!!
There are no conditions in which your spot and payment would be refunded to you unless the retreat is canceled in emergency situations. These retreats are highly time intensive for our team and very limited in spots. Once you have paid you cannot ask for your money back under any circumstances. We highly recommend purchasing dive trip insurance to cover you in case of an unforeseen need to cancel.
If you are over 45 or have any medical conditions - please see the required medical form before signing up! There are no refunds if you sign up and do not pass your medical. Medical form can be found here. Pay close attention to the questions, not everyone will need a doctors signature so be sure to check if you do or not!
WOHOO YOU MADE IT TO THE END! LET'S DO THIS ALUMNI! This is a first come first serve sign up! If your application is approved you will be eligible in the order that you signed up. Please be ready to pay and sign your forms as soon as you get them!