Introducing the New PADI Mermaid Program

UK Diving Academy is excited to announce the launch of the new PADI Mermaid program – designed to provide water-enthusiasts an additional outlet for exploring their underwater passion. We are also offering full PADI Mermaid Instructor Training with consumers showing a desire to imitate the underwater abilities of mythical mermaids, this is an excellent opportunity for PADI dive centres and resorts to attract and gain an entirely new customer base.

The word “mermaid” in China roughly translates to “human fish”. In many Asian cultures like China, Japan, South Korea & Vietnam, the word “mermaid’ is not gender-specific and therefore, the words “man” or “woman” need to be added to specify to a particular gender.

The PADI Mermaid program is a stand-alone program like the PADI Freediver program, it doesn’t require scuba or freediver instructor ratings as an underlying certification.

The PADI Mermaid program consists of four student and three instructor level ratings –

PADI Mermaid Student Levels

PADI Mermaid Professional Levels

  • Basic Mermaid Instructor – can teach Discover Mermaid experience and Basic Mermaid course
  • Mermaid Instructor – can teach Discover Mermaid experience, Basic Mermaid course, Mermaid course and Advanced Mermaid course
  • Mermaid Instructor Trainer – can teach Mermaid Instructor course and orientation


With interest in state-of-the-art mermaid training is growing globally and as a result, jump on board today!

Do You Live Or Work In An Area With No Mermaid Centre Or Instructor Nearby? We have just the solution for you! We can send our team of fully accredited instructors and Instructor Trainers to you, so you are able to run a course from your dive centre. We are the only Mermaid Centre in the UK (possibly the world?) to offer this unique service and can only do so thanks to our staff of full time instructors.

For further information, Contact Us and we will create a package custom package just for you.