Are Mermaids Real?

They are in the FREEDIVE+ Mermaid Academy!

The Deepest of all Mermaids!

Our very own FREEDIVE+ co-founder & owner Sura Dai is not only the General Manager of the FREEDIVE+ Freedive Academy Panglao but is also responsible for the centre’s daily management and operations, including all the freediving and mermaid courses and Instructor development programs!

Sura is a  proud Chinese deep diver who on her days off wants nothing else but to train for depth – even on her workdays, she manages to schedule in a training session! Sura is with her +70 meter diving among some of the deepest mermaids in the world.

She is one of only few that have the knowledge, skills and experience to teach all possible courses in freediving and mermaid-ing.

Freediving and Mermaid Courses – Everything Comes Together!

For us adding mermaid-ing to our services made total sense. We knew that almost every girl that joined us for a freediving course in the Philippines loves being in the water, wanted to look beautiful underwater and when they were little, they wanted to be a mermaid.

When you dream of mermaids, you think of beautiful, mythical underwater creatures that swim as effortlessly as a fish. And now, you have the chance to live out your mermaid fantasies and become a certified SSI mermaid yourself!

Imagine swimming under the tropical sun and effortlessly gliding through the water as a magical mermaid (or merman!). Join the skilled staff of FREEDIVE+ Freediving Academy Panglao, Bohol’s only mermaid academy, for a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim like a mermaid.

This is how it is to take a Mermaid Course with us!

Mermaids are Real, and you got an SSI Mermaid Certificate to Prove it!

Each SSI Mermaid course is designed to give you the skills necessary to live out your underwater fantasy. We’ll teach you how to properly put on your mermaid equipment, we’ll teach you safety skills, and you’ll get free and complimentary GoPro photos and video of your experience. A tail and monofin will be provided for each student to help you swim your way to your SSI Mermaid certification.

Looking for that perfect Instagram photo to showcase everything you’ll learn in our mermaid courses? Consider adding a professional photography package to your course! With this add-on, a professional underwater photographer will join your session and capture all of your special underwater mermaid memories for the camera!

Dreams can come True! Become a Mermaid!

You are going to have so much fun! You will learn how it is to swim with a monofin, how it is to swim with a mermaid tail. You will be dressing up, and modelling on land and in the pool or ocean. The thing you’ve been dreaming of for so long is finally happening. Our mermaid instructors will take you on a whole new adventure. Message us today – without any strings – to see what are the possibilities.

Just fill in the form, and our support team who are all freedivers and mermaids too, will get back to you usually within hours – if they’re not diving 😉

Beginner and Recreational SSI Mermaid Courses – Exploring a New World with a Tail!

A brand new experience for young and old. The dream of every little girl – who doesn’t want to be a real-life mermaid?!

Our well-trained mermaid instructor team will teach you modelling – you will learn how to model for the best-looking pictures on land and in the pool or ocean. But mermaid-ing isn’t all about looking pretty. We teach our mermaid students how to swim with a monofin and mermaid tail, but more importantly, we teach you all the necessary in-water safety skills to model and swim safely in any environment. The progressive learning systems of SSI are a guarantee that you’ll experience swimming and diving in a safe, and fun manner. Are you ready for a fantastic experience?!

If you’ve never swum in a mermaid tail before, but you just want to give it a try before taking an official course, then this is the workshop for you! In about 3 hours we will transform you into a real-life mermaid! In this introductory half-day course, you will learn the basics of swimming like a mermaid. You’ll create fin-tastic memories to last a lifetime. No previous diving experience or mermaid-ing experience is needed to join this course.

 

Price per person: $85

Be sure to contact us, Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price is including taxes, snorkelling fee, rental of the mermaid-ing gear, use of the facility and resort, study materials and certification fees.

Be 6 years of age or older (with parent or guardian consent).

Want to be a real mermaid but doing this in the ocean seems challenging? This Mermaid pool course is the Mermaid course for you. During this two day course, you will learn proper fin swimming techniques, how to blow bubble kisses and perform headstands, as well as proper safety techniques. In no time at all, you can master techniques to transform you into a magical mermaid and show off your shell-tastic new mermaid-ing skills in the pool. No previous diving experience or mermaid-ing experience is necessary to join this course.

 

Price per person: $375

Be sure to contact us, Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price is including taxes, snorkelling fee, rental of the mermaid-ing gear, use of the facility and resort, study materials and certification fees.

Minimum 12 years old (with parent or guardian consent) and be able to swim.

If you want more than the regular course, then we have two options for you. With this course, you can add the one-day modelling speciality, and you can add our camera package to capture those magic moments for perfect and professional snaps for on Instagram, Facebook or WeChat.

Mermaids swim with the fishes! Do you want to dive a little deeper into the deep blue below? Then it’s time to create your own splash in the ocean, consider joining us for our Ocean Mermaid course. In this 2,5 day course, our trained instructors will take you into crystal clear waters above a vibrant coral reef to give you the chance to stretch your fins and safely interact with marine life for depths up to 5 meters. This course can either be completed as a 2,5-day full course or as a 1-day upgrade from the SSI Mermaid course.

 

Price per person: $435

Be sure to contact us, Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price is including taxes, snorkelling fee, rental of the mermaid-ing gear, use of the facility and resort, study materials and certification fees.

Minimum 12 years old (with parent or guardian consent) and be able to swim; having completed the Try Mermaid/Mermaid course.

If you want more than the regular course, then we have two options for you. With this course, you can add the one-day modelling speciality, and you can add our camera package to capture those magic moments for perfect and professional snaps for on Instagram, Facebook or WeChat.

The ultimate mermaid experience is the Mermaid Speciality Model course. During this one day course, you will learn the basics of modelling, both above and under the water! In addition to being able to use our beautiful mermaid tails, this course also includes the use of our gorgeous mermaid accessories and crowns. You’ll feel like a mermaid queen (or merman king!) as our experienced instructors walk you through everything you need to know to get that perfect Instagram-worthy picture of you as a mermaid. This course can either be done in the pool or in the ocean depending on your certification level.

 

Price per person: $175

Be sure to contact us, Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price is including taxes, snorkelling fee, rental of the mermaid-ing gear, use of the facility and resort, study materials and certification fees.

Be 12 years of age or older; Completion of the Mermaid (Pool) or Ocean Mermaid course.

When taking this speciality course, it would make perfect sense to have our professional camera crew follow you to capture those magic moments for on Instagram or WeChat.

We teach the SSI Mermaid courses in the English and Chinese language.

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Mermaids are Real!

On the next photo’s you see Tessie, lead Mermaid Instructor of the FREEDIVE+ English team at the World Championship Mermaiding 2018 in China were she made it to the finals!!

We are professional Mermaids!

Dreams can come True! Become a Mermaid!

You are going to have so much fun! You will learn how it is to swim with a monofin, how it is to swim with a mermaid tail. You will be dressing up, and modelling on land and in the pool or ocean. The thing you’ve been dreaming of for so long is finally happening. Our mermaid instructors will take you on a whole new adventure. Message us today – without any strings – to see what are the possibilities.

Just fill in the form, and our support team who are all freedivers and mermaids too, will get back to you usually within hours – if they’re not diving 😉

Capturing all those Precious Moments

Finally, you are Mermaid, don’t Lose the Dream!

We are a true Mermaid Academy. Not only do we have highly skilled mermaid instructors, did we invest heavily in mermaid tails, monofins, dresses and accessories, but we also invested greatly in professional camera equipment.

The mermaid instructors always carry a (free-of-charge) GoPro camera with them the whole course. You will get the GoPro photo’s immediately and unedited, but now that you are living the mermaid dream, or perhaps you see your daughter smiling and living her dream, then you might want to consider our professional photo service. The professional equipment that we use is perfect for capturing all those beautiful moments on land and in the water.

 

Price per course: $300

Please note; professional editing of photo’s and videos takes time. We try to give you the first photos back the same day, but the remaining will be sent to you in maximum four days after the course.

Dreams can come True! Become a Mermaid!

You are going to have so much fun! You will learn how it is to swim with a monofin, how it is to swim with a mermaid tail. You will be dressing up, and modelling on land and in the pool or ocean. The thing you’ve been dreaming of for so long is finally happening. Our mermaid instructors will take you on a whole new adventure. Message us today – without any strings – to see what are the possibilities.

Just fill in the form, and our support team who are all freedivers and mermaids too, will get back to you usually within hours – if they’re not diving 😉

More than a Dream, become a Professional Mermaid!

Spread the Joy of Mermaid-ing at Parties, Classes or Events as a Professional Mermaid?!

You love mermaid-ing, and now you want a career change and share your passion with the world? Well then look no further. The FREEDIVE+ mermaid-ing programs are right for you.

In 5 beautiful days, we’ll go over the different courses, how to teach and structure the classes, how to explain the various skills, we’ll go over the many mermaid accessories, and what you can expect while teaching mermaid-ing, and much much more.

You can visit us for just the mermaid instructor course, or combine your mermaid course with for example recreational freediving course or even an SSI freediving instructor course or swim teacher course.

You will live the dream – and help others live their dream, what a wonderful idea!

 

Price per person: $750

Be sure to contact us, Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price is including taxes, snorkelling fee, rental of the mermaid-ing gear, use of the facility and resort, study materials and certification fees.

You must have the minimum age of 18 years, and have a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate not older than two years. But above all, you have to have a passion for teaching.

Any freediving course is a good combo for this instructor course. With freediving, you dive much deeper into breathing, breath-holding and safety skills. If you are already an SSI Level 1 freediver, consider taking the monofin freediving speciality.

There are to many options for the Instructor Development Programs to quickly list them here.

Please check out the Freedive Instructor Training page for more information.

We teach the SSI Mermaid courses in the English and Chinese language.