Every girl has dreamed of being a mermaid and now there is the exceptional opportunity for young and old alike to experience being a mermaid for real on a beautiful tropical Island. Boracay Mermaiding is more than just wearing a tail costume, this activity is safe, fun and at the same time develops your swimming skills and confidence under water. Entertaining and educational for the whole family, Mermaiding Centers welcome people of all ages and genders and help them become mermaids and mermen for the day.
Mermaiding offers an Introductory Mermaid Swimming Lesson that is conducted in the safe, warm and shallow waters that surround Boracay. Led by qualified Instructors and Trainers guests start the day by enjoying activity briefings and then fit the beautifully designed and colored Mermaid tail. These tails are locally made stretch fabric that goes up to the waist and has a mono fin attached at the end.
You will quickly learn to familiarize yourself with the mermaid tail, using both legs to swim like a fish, and master the basic mermaid strokes in clear water. There are four different simple swim strokes to use and you are carefully and patiently taught these by your Instructor. There then follows a free-style session where you get to practice your new found skills.
Throughout the activity there are several opportunities for photo-shoots (bring your own camera) that will help you document this unique and exciting adventure.
Boracay Mermaiding is a unique and exciting way to enjoy part of your holiday time and it will truly change your underwater life.
Available at Mermaid Swimming Academies at Station 2 and Station 3 on White Beach.
From November – June classes are held on the beach and from July – October they are held poolside.
1.5 hours. Beginner’s level is a 90 minutes mermaid introduction and basic skills.
No age restrictions. Swim to a maximum depth of 3m (swimmers only).
The unique Mermaid Swimming Lesson experience is conducted by the International Mermaid Swimming Association and each 1.5 hours session comprises the following:
• Mermaid introduction
• Mermaid tail fitting and rental
• Education on looking after and swimming with the tail
• Safety briefing
• Directed photoshoot – learn the most striking Mermaid poses (using your own camera)
• Mermaid lesson – learn the four basic swim strokes and breathing techniques
• Freestyle session – a chance to practise your new skills
• IMSIA Certificate card to be sent by mail
It is highly recommended to bring your own goggles and an underwater camera to document your mermaid experience.