PADI Mermaid

Basic Mermaid Instructor

Sale price£850.00
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About The Course

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What You will Learn

Complete Mermaid Instructor Course knowledge development sections

  • Successfully complete Mermaid Instructor Exam with a passing score of at least 75 percent.
  • Complete Workshop 1 – Basic Water Skills

Complete the following Workshop 2 – Mermaid Skills:

  • 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 following Workshop 3 – Rescue and Assistance skills:

  • 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.

How to Book

To enrol onto this course please contact the dive centre. 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 have any questions simply give us a call to discuss this further.

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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

Scuba diving 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 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.

  • Course Tuition
  • PADI eLearning 
  • Equipment hire
  • Certification card
  • Transport (we will do our best to arrange lifts if needed)

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