October 7th - 10th 

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 earn their PADI Freedive and PADI Mermaid certifications. Led by professional mermaid Brandee Anthony the Vero Beach Mermaid and Free Dive instructors Kaleigh McBride and Farrell Tiller of Live Free Diving. The retreat is all inclusive which means your certifications, accommodations and all meals are included in the cost!

Cost: $1550 per person 

Location: Live Oak, Florida

Dates: Friday October 7th - Monday October 10th

Check in time: 4:00 PM EST

Check out time: 12:00 PM EST

About the stay:

Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights in a beautiful all inclusive retreat style shared space on the Suwannee river among 3 private acres of wilderness as you grow and transform. Each day is filled with education, in water mermaid and freediving training sessions, acro yoga, performance hypnotheraphy, breath work, meals, business mentoring and community time. Al meals and accommodations are included in this retreat so that you don't have to worry about a thing! 


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



Check in


PADI freedive & mermaid seminar

Dinner Time

Qigong meditation

Performance Hypnotherapy


Light breakfast and stretching

Confined water mermaid & freedive training

Lunch break

Confined water mermaid & freedive training

Dinner break

Mermaid business mentoring night

Equalization workshop

Performance Hypnotherapy


Light breakfast

Stretching and breath work

PADI Open water mermaid & Freedive Training

Mermaid posing workshop

Lunch break

PADI Open water mermaid & Freedive Training

Dinner break

Mermaid community & content night

Performance Hypnotherapy


Light breakfast

Acro Yoga Class

Mermaid & Freedive fun day

Photo/Video opportunities

Practice your skills with the team

Pro photo sessions

Advanced Mermaid session

What you need to bring:

Mermaid tail with swimmable monofin

Minimum 3mm Wetsuit and bi fins

Mask and snorkel

Reusable water bottle

Weight belt

Yoga Mat & towel 


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

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 and mermaid certifications! 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 freedive certification please visit the retreats list to see our advanced opportunities!

Advanced mermaid certifications and professional photoshoots are available as an add ons to this retreat! Both of these options will be held on the Monday of the retreat during and after the group activities. 

Advanced mermaid certification add on $300

Professional underwater photography add on $250

When applying for this retreat, please specify if you will be adding either of these additions on in the application. 


We are so excited to offer you guys one of the first ever all inclusive mermaid freedive 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! Full payment is due upfront to take a 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. 

Looking to rent some gear, check here to see our options. Limited availability - first come, first serve!




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. 

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