JUNE 11TH - 14TH

Central Florida


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Join us for an all inclusive and immersive weekend of free diving specifically designed for mermaids! This is a retreat style event for mermaids to get their level 1 PADI freedive certification and further their knowledge of diving and further practices in mermaiding. Led by professional mermaid Brandee Anthony the Vero Beach Mermaid and Free Dive instructors Kaleigh McBride and Farrell Tiller of Live Free Diving. 

Cost: $1200

Location: Live Oak, Florida

Dates: Friday June 11th to Monday June 14th

Check in time: 4:00 PM EST

Check out time: 2:00 PM EST

About the stay:

We will spend 4 days and 3 nights in a beautiful retreat style shared space on the Suwannee river among 3 private acres of wilderness. Enjoy hiking trails, river access and nightly yoga meditation around the bonfire before and after our training. Each morning will start with a light breakfast and stretching before heading to a spring. Large portions of the day will be spent in the water doing freedive and mermaid training. At the end of each day we will head back to lodging for a delicious dinner and interactive workshops to enhance the body, mind and mermaid. All meals will be provided and cooked for you in house each day, including lunch on the go at the springs each afternoon. You will get three days of diving in the beautiful springs, we will visit different springs each day! 

This is a tentative schedule. this will change and vary!



Check in, unpack and settle in


PADI freedive education

Dinner break

Acro Yoga workshop

Qigong meditation

Campfire and free time 


Light breakfast and stretching

Travel to spring

Confined water freedive training

Lunch break

Mermaid form and technique training

Mermaid bubble & performance workshop

Travel back to lodge

Dinner break

Yoga workshop 

Breath work/meditation

Campfire and freetime


Light breakfast and stretching

Travel to spring

Depth and line diving

Lunch break

Mermaid posing workshop

Mermaid photoshoot

Travel back to lodge

Dinner break

Mermaid create & Collab

Mermaid business Q&A



Light breakfast and stretching

Travel to spring

Fun dive and mermaid day with everyone

Photo/Video opportunities

Practice your skills with the team

What is included:

Underwater mermaid workshop

Breath meditation workshop

Acro & Yoga workshop

Professional photo session

PADI freedive certification 

Mermaid collab & creation night

Business Q&A session

Sponsored swag bags

What you need to bring:

Mermaid tail of any kind with monofin

Wetsuit and bi fins

Mask and snorkel

Weights are optional but do help!


Why you need this:

Most commercial jobs require freedive certifications

To increase your breath hold and depth ability

Refine your skills as a mermaid underwater

Greater confidence in yourself and your practice

To ensure safety in the water for you and others

Connect with other likeminded individuals in the community


Who this is for:

This retreat is designed for anyone interested in getting their level 1 freedive certification! Whether you are brand new to diving and mermaids or a full time professional - this retreat is a great addition! All skill levels welcome as long as you don't already have your beginner freedive certification. Must be 18 years or older to attend. If you already have your level one certification please visit the retreats list to see our other opportunities!


We are so excited to offer you guys one of the first ever all inclusive mermaid free dive certification retreats! This will be an amazing four days of creativity and connection in the beautiful Florida springs tailored specially to mermaids. 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! Payment plans are available in three installments of $400 due on the 12th of each month of April, May and the final payment being due by June 1st, 2021. You will need to pay in full $1200 or at least one of the three installments of $400 within 24 hours of being approved to keep your spot. Please visit the FAQ page before emailing with any questions!


If you are flying in, the best option is to rent a car as you will need transportation. Jacksonville is 1.45 hours and Tallahassee is 1.18 hours away from destination.  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 meet all the criteria and you are ready to take the plunge, apply below! This is a first come first serve sign up! If you are approved you will be eligible in the order that you signed up. If you do not make the cut and someone before you does not pay for their spot within 24hrs, you will be notified next in line. 


There are no conditions in which your spot and payment would be refunded to you. 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. 

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