MERMAID FREEDIVE® PADI CERTIFICATION COURSES
Dive into the world of mermaid freedive ™ with the new PADI Mermaid certification courses! Whether you want to become a certified mermaid for fun, for your career, for a dive shop or so that you can move on to become an instructor yourself - we have a course for you! These magical sessions are led by Brandee Anthony, the Vero Beach Mermaid! Brandee has 6 years of experience as a professional mermaid and performer. Gain insights on swimming, skills, performance, safety and much more while connecting with one of the industry leaders!
Courses are available on select dates under the courses tab or you can book a private on your chosen date by filling out the form at the bottom of the page! Once you sign up, you will receive an email with event info, payment link and forms for you to fill out. Be sure to check prerequisites and requirements for the courses you are interested in below before signing up! You must supply all your own equipment: mask, snorkel, wetsuit if needed, mermaid tail and monofin. Select rental gear is available, contact us in advance to reserve!
Please note there is an up charge for private bookings.
Mermaid Freedive® offers the following PADI Mermaid courses:
PADI Discover Mermaid Experience $150
The PADI Discover Mermaid experience is for participants who just want to try the feeling of transforming into a mermaid. There are no prerequisites. This experience consists of mermaid briefing and water session. Class is one hour and available for ages 6+. These classes are held in a pool in Vero Beach.
PADI Basic Mermaid Course $250
This is an introductory course for those who are brand new to using a monofin. This class consists of a knowledge development session and confined water session. You must be able to swim at least 25m and float comfortably at the surface for at least 3 minutes. Class is one hour and available for ages 6 to adult. These classes are held in a pool in Vero Beach. Price includes $25 in E-learning fee.
PADI Mermaid Course $450
This course is great for confident swimmers who are ready to enhance their mermaid skills. You must be able to swim at least 50m and float comfortably on the surface for 5 minutes. Consists of knowledge development sessions and 2 confined water sessions. It is recommended to pair this course with Advanced Mermaid. Available on select dates, as an add on to our retreats or can be booked privately at an additional cost. Available for ages 10 to adult. Price includes $50 in E-learning fee.
PADI Advanced Mermaid Course $350 (pre req: mermaid)
Perfect for those who are confident in a monofin and want to take their mermading to the next level whether personally and/or professionally! You must be able to swim at least 100m and float comfortably on the surface for at least 10 minutes. Consists of knowledge development and 2 additional open water sessions past the Mermaid course. It is recommended to pair this course with Mermaid which is a prerequisite. Available on select dates, as an add on to our retreats or can be booked privately at an additional cost. Available for ages 12 to adult. Price includes $50 in E-learning fee.
PADI Advanced Mermaid Course Combo $750 (reccomended)
Get both your Mermaid and Advanced Mermaid certifications done in one day! You must be able to swim at least 100m and float comfortably on the surface for at least 10 minutes. Consists of knowledge development sessions and 2 confined water sessions and 2 open water sessions. It is recommended to take these courses together. Available on select dates, as an add on to our retreats or can be booked privately at an additional cost. Available for ages 12 to adult. Price includes $100 in E-learning fees.
PADI Mermaid Instructor $1650 (pre req: mermaid and advanced mermaid)
Become a Mermaid instructor and live your dreams as a mermaid dive business! Mermaid Instructor is eligible to conduct the Discover Mermaid Experience, Basic Mermaid, Mermaid and Advanced Mermaid courses. There is an application process to receive your instructor rating, please view it here to see all that is required of you. EFR certification is required for this course and can be added on with us or taken prior to attending. Available for ages 18 and over. Must complete Mermaid and Advanced Mermaid first. Does not include PADI application fees.
Mermaid Photoshoot $450+ ($350 mini sessions for students)
Add a photo and/or video package onto any course or book it independently! Available for underwater and dry land sessions.
Mermaid Content & Photography Classes $250+
Enhance your skills as a content creator and photographer! Learn all you need to know to get to the next level in your media journey whether it be for yourself of for your business! Can be added on to any class above if applicable or held virtually via zoom.
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