MERMAIDS IN MIAMI
PHOTOSHOOTS, MERMAIDING & FREEDIVING
NOVEMBER 17TH -20TH, 2023
Prepare for the ultimate mermaid experience and join us for an all inclusive and immersive weekend of photoshoots, freediving and mermaiding in beautiful South Florida! This is a retreat style event for individuals who have worked with Mermaid Freedive in the past or are already PADI mermaid certified. Led by professional mermaid Brandee Anthony the Vero Beach Mermaid and PADI freedive instructor Zeke Motta. The retreat is all inclusive which means the photoshoots, training, accommodations and most 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 sunny South Florida with the Mermaid Freedive team! Each day is filled with underwater photoshoots, model coaching, workshops, diving, mermaiding and lots of community time. This retreat is all inclusive which means we take care of your accommodations, daily schedule and majority of 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 like minded individuals. 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.
The house property is a stunning mansion just outside Miami with its own private spring/cenote like pool. We will conduct our professional photoshoots and model coaching in the stunning clear waters filled with waterfalls. During our time at the house we will also have acro yoga, breath work, movement and cocktail workshops in the tropical cabana. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy some fun activities outside the house property and a dive day down in the beautiful Florida Keys! The emphasis on this retreat is content creation and connecting to your authentic style. Throughout the weekend you will have many activities that allow you to explore your style both in front of and behind the lens through creative shoots and workshops that allow you to open up and expand in your true style.
-Healthy home cooked meals, cocktails, snacks.
-3 nights stay in a beautiful mansion with cenote pool
-Acro yoga, breath work and movement workshops
-Florida inspired craft cocktail workshop
-Dive day in the tropical Florida keys
-Two professional underwater mini photoshoots
-1:1 call with Brandee to design your photoshoots
-Content creation workshop
-Bts videos of your photoshoots
-Swag bag of goodies
-vlog from the retreat
Full photoshoot upgrades $650
(adds on extra time and 6 addtional images)
Advanced Mermaid $300
Personalized vlog of you during retreat $350
Cost: $2500 per person +
Location: Miami, Florida
Dates: Friday Nov 17th to Monday Nov 20th 2023
Check in time: 3:00 PM EST November 17th
Check out time: 5:00 PM EST November 20th
WHO IS THIS FOR
This retreat is designed for anyone who is already PADI mermaid certified and looking to enhance their skills as both a mermaid and an underwater model! Must be 18 years or older to attend.
PERKS OF THE RETREAT
Gain further experience underwater modeling
Refine your skills as a mermaid underwater
Greater confidence in yourself and your practice
Experience open ocean diving as a mermaid
Connect with other likeminded individuals
Access to gowns, outfits and mermaid tails for photoshoots
Learn more about how to create content and go viral
Mermaid tail and top
Monofin with good propulsion
Freedive long blade bifins
Low volume mask and J snorkel
Outfits of your choosing for photoshoots
Eco friendly sunscreen and sun protection clothing
Reusable water bottle
Yoga Mat & beach towel
Freedive 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!
Shared room with twin bed $2500 (up to 4 in a room)
Private double bed $2750 (shared with someone for $2500)
Private queen bed $3000 (shared with someone for $2750)
Beds packages are based on first come first serve and have very limited availability! When booking please be sure to mention which accommodation you are interested in.
There will be two main photoshoots over the course of the weekend. The first shoot will focus on wearing a mermaid tail and the second will focus on a concept of your choosing. We have a huge selection of tails, tops and gowns/fabrics available for use during the shoots. Each shoot will focus on different aspects and include underwater model coaching. Shoots will also include behind the scenes video that you can use on your social media channels. The goal with these two sessions is to curate creative content for you to have for your brand or business and for personal use online.
Prior to the retreat you will receive a one on on call with Brandee to create your dream photoshoot concepts in advance so you are fully prepared when it comes time for the retreat!
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
BE SURE TO MENTION ANY ADD ONS OR ROOM UPGRADES WHEN YOU APPLY!
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. Miami International airport is closest to our destination and Fort Lauderdale International airport is about an hour away.
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! 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!