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JUNE 14TH - 17TH , 2024

Join Brandee Anthony the Vero Beach Mermaid for an immersive mermaid experience! This 4 day combo course offers the following PADI certifications: Mermaid, Advanced Mermaid, Mermaid instructor and Emergency First responder. Whether you are brand new to mermaiding or ready to go pro, this combo is created to help everyone at al levels on their mermaid journey! Choose to take one or all of the courses! When considering attending this event, please be sure to read through all the info below thoroughly before signing up. 


Below is a breakdown of all of the courses, their costs and what days they are being offered. The combo is created as a build upon system. Mermaid is a pre requisite for all other courses. If you are not yet certified, you will sign up for Mermaid with the option to combo it with advanced mermaid. If you are interested in getting all the certs offered, you will sign up for mermaid and advanced mermaid and then continue on to Mermaid instructor and EFR. If you are already a certified advanced mermaid, then you can start with Mermaid instructor and EFR and any other add ons that you would like. This combo is created for all levels to get the certifications they desire. Follow the schedule to see what days and times your desired courses are offered! 

Location: Vero Beach, Florida



  • Mermaid certification $450

  • Advanced Mermaid certification $350 

  • Mermaid and Advanced Mermaid Combo $750

  • Mermaid course shadow and refresher $250 (shadow the courses on Friday and get a refresher before instructor training)

  • Mermaid Instructor $1650 (must have Mermaid and advanced mermaid to attend, can take on Friday before the training)

  • EFR $250 (optional to take with us but required to attend this course)

  • Mini Photoshoot $350

  • Full Photoshoot $650

  • Marketing Workshop $250


Prices includes PADI E-learning fees - all items are priced seperately


Mermaid Course

Friday June 14th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Advanced Mermaid Course

Friday June 14th 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Mermaid Instructor Course

Saturday June 15th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday June 16th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Monday June 17th (leave the morning available)

EFR Course

Sunday June 16th 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Marketing Workshop 

Monday June 17th 8:00 am to 10:00 am


Monday June 17th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Most commercial jobs require these certifications

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

Pro level gives you professional insurance



These courses are designed for anyone interested in getting their PADI Mermaid certifications! Whether you are brand new to the mermaid world or already a professional - these trainings are a great addition for anyone! All skill levels welcome, you do not need to be certified already to get started you just need to know how to swim! 


Mermaid tail and top (rentals available)

Monofin with good propulsion (rentals available)

3mm Wetsuit or sun protective outfit (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

Beach towel and comfy clothes

Freedive and Mermaid gear 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 course! Please specify if you would like to do the photoshoot when you sign up! We offer a very special underwater photoshoot at a discounted rate of $350 just for our students and it includes an underwater posing and 3 fully edited digital images. 

Larger packages are also available upon request for $650! You can choose underwater pool sessions, bathtub garden sessions or both! 


Headshots are complimentary to all Mermaid instructor candidates that book a photoshoot. 

ails and tops are available for rent for the photoshoots! See our client closet here. You can email with your selections if you will be renting a tail or top for the photoshoot or specify your selections in the application!


-Read through this page carefully

-Hit the sign up button at the bottom

-Send us an email with you information and what courses you would like to sign up for

-Once you have submitted your email wait for a response

-Once you receive an acceptance response you will be sent an invoice and forms to sign

-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 (Freediver, Mermaid and Advanced Mermaid) as soon as possible so not to forget

-If a doctor signature is needed on your medical, get that done right away

-Be sure to add yourself to the Facebook group to get to know everyone and receive updates

-We will post updates leading up to the courses in the Facebook group so turn notifications on


These courses have very limited spots. 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 and West Palm airports are about 1.5 hours away, you will need to rent a car. 



Due to these courses being time intensive and limited in availability, there  are no cancellations or refunds unless the course is cancelled. We suggest purchasing travel insurance in case you need to cancel due to an emergency. 

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! This is a first come first serve sign up! If your inquiry 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! 

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