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June 9th, 10th and 11th 2023


Prepare for the ultimate mermaid experience and join the Mermaid Freedive team for an inspiring, creative and fun weekend celebrating the PADI mermaid community and the mermaid industry! The PADI Mermaid Summit is an annual event that creates space for pro and certified mermaids to gain knowledge, inspiration, creative content and community through interactive events, workshops and speakers. This event is great for anyone who wants to journey into the PADI Mermaid space at any level from basic mermaid all the way to mermaid instructor trainer!

Cost: special inaugural price of $165 per person (price includes entry to all events)

Location: Vero Beach, Florida

Dates: Friday June 9th through Sunday June 11th




The summit is open to all levels of mermaids whether you have started your PADI journey or you are just getting started! Must be 18  or older and do not need to be PADI certified to attend. This is most ideal for those who are or want to become professionals in the mermaid and diving industries and deepen a connection to the mermaid community. 




Kick off ceremony at Leisure Square 1:00 pm

Water workshops  1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

performance techniques, static and dynamics, safety workshops and group swims

-Break for dinner-

Mermaid Mixer at Grind & Grape 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

live music, mixer meetup and drinks for a night out


Mindful Morning on the beach 9:00 am - 11:30 am

breath work, yoga and workshops

-Break for lunch-

Make Waves at Costa de Este Hotel 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

vendors, mermaids, speakers, food and drinks


Speaking topics include: the business of being a professional mermaid, PADI Mermaid, conservation,

men in mermaiding, the journey to PADI Mermaid Instructor trainer, how to make an impactful brand and more!


Mermaid Beach Day 9:00 am - 12:00 PM

clean up, speakers, group photos, community and beach fun


Professional mermaid photoshoots are available as an add on to this event! Shoots will take place late in the day on Sunday June 11th on the beach. Sessions are 30 mins and $350 which includes 5 edited images. Very limited spots, book here!



-Read through this page carefully

-Hit the button below to purchase your ticket

-Following ticket purchase you will receive a welcome packet with all the details


Please note that there are very limited tickets for this event and they are non refundable. Once purchased there is no refunding a ticket. Accommodations and meals are not included in the event but we will send recommendations in the welcome book when you purchase your ticket. 


If flying in the closest airports are Melbourne, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Orlando also offers a shuttle from the airport to the Vero Beach Exit and ubers are available. We recommend grabbing a rental car at the airport or in Vero Beach for getting around to each event over the weekend. All events are in the heart of the town and a short drive from each other to make it quick and convenient! 

Recommended hotels: The Hampton Inn & Suites, Sea Turtle Inn, The Holiday Inn on the beach and Costa de Este for a more luxurious beach experience. There are an array of other options to choose from as well both on and off the beach. The more budget friendly hotels will be those further away from beachside. We recommend splitting rooms with others attending to make it more fun! 

Recommended restaurants: Chelseas, Riverside, Kilted Mermaid, Ay Jalisco, Sake, La Tabla and many more! Vero is filled with cute and delicious places to eat everywhere!

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