PADI Mermaid

Basic Mermaid Instructor

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About The Course

Becoming a professional PADI Basic Mermaid Instructor opens up a whole new world of exciting opportunities.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world's most progressive and popular mermaid education programs?

Then Go Pro with our Instructor Development Course that are run here in the UK & Internationally. Our team here at the Uk Diving Academy made up of PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer and Instructors will guide you through your Instructor Development Course to become a PADI Mermaid Instructor.

What Will You Learn?

Complete Mermaid Instructor Course knowledge development sections

  • Successfully complete Mermaid Instructor Exam with a passing score of at least 75 percent.
  • Complete Basic Water Skills Workshop

Complete the Mermaid Skills Workshop:

  • Proper breathing technique before, during and after a dive
  • A vertical, headfirst duck dive, from the surface in water too deep in which to stand
  • An efficient dolphin kick underwater while maintaining directional control
  • Backward somersault turn
  • Underwater hand shaking (team combination movement)
  • Mermaid bubble
  • Back glide

Complete the Rescue and Assistance skills Workshop:

  • Tow (or push) a diver for 100 metres/yards nonstop, at the surface, without assistance using monofin (mermaid tail).
  • Demonstrate the rescue of an unresponsive, nonbreathing mermaid diver at the surface and tow the victim for at least 50 metres/yards using monofin

Assist a current, Teaching status Mermaid Instructor or Instructor Trainer with at least one Discover Mermaid program and two Basic Mermaid courses/Mermaid course Confined Water Session 1s.

What Can I Teach As A PADI Basic Mermaid Instructor?

As a PADI Basic Mermaid Instrcutor you are able to teach:

  • Discover Mermaid
  • Basic Mermaid

More Information

  • 18 years old
  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Mermaid (or have a qualifying certification)
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or have a qualifying certification) within the last 24 months
  • Current medical statement signed by a physician within the previous 12 months

Mermaiding requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.​

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

In the PADI Basic Mermaid Instructor course, you will use a monofin (i.e. mermaid tail), mask, snorkel and fins. You may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for mermaiding is best; however, in this beginner course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own. If you are a freediver, some of your gear (e.g. mask, fins, snorkel) is also mermaiding gear.

  • Instructor Course Tuition
  • PADI Instructor Application Fee
  • Mermaid Equipment, you will need your own Mertail, Fin & Freediving BI Fins.
  • Transport (we will do our best to arrange lifts if needed)

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How to Book

Enrol onto the course by making your purchase online through our website. You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials.

After that, we will send you more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when. If you already know which of our upcoming course dates suits you best, please book this date if you are unsure or can’t find a date that works for you simply give us a call to discuss this further.

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