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Mermaid Instructor Course - June 7-9, 2019

Are you a mermaid who wants to share your magic with the world?  Have you ever considered teaching others how to mermaid?  Consider our SSI Mermaid Instructor Course!  

This course certifies you as a SSI Mermaid Instructor which is a professional rating under the Scuba Schools International agency.  

This is a 3 day comprehensive course that will cover the full program offered by SSI.  In addition to these ratings, you will be involved in insightful discussions about the business of mermaiding and branding your "mersona" in the industry.  

Our session is taught by Karen Tickner, Professional Freediving and Mermaid Instructor.  

Take a deep breath and enjoy this magic mermaid instructor training weekend! Organized like a instructor retreat, this weekend intensive prepares you to teach SSI Mermaid Courses including:

Try Mermaid
Mermaid Explorers
Ocean Mermaid
and Mermaid Modeling

Learn how to bring Mermaiding programming to your facility, dive shop, or resort!

Course times are Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (But don't worry we've got you covered with breaks and dinner!), and Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. It sounds intense, but you got this! Think of this weekend as an informative mermaid retreat!

Mermaids will need to provide their own mermaid tail/monofin, mask, snorkel, bi-fins, and exposure protection. We'll provide pre-class video chats, lectures, online and print materials, dinner on Saturday night, in-water lessons and practical sessions, and so much more MERMAZING opportunities to learn about mermaiding, instructing, and safety.  


1 - Tread water for 15 minutes without using any aids or floatation of any kind.

2 - Swim 700 meters without stopping within 20 minutes using a mask, fins and a snorkel. If a wetsuit is used, weights must be added to ensure the candidate is neutrally buoyant.
3 - Swim 375 meters without stopping, and without the use of mask, fins, snorkel or other swim aids.

4 - Swim underwater for 25 meters using a mask, fins and snorkel.

5 - Perform a full, surface rescue of an unconscious swimmer for a total distance of 50 meters. Both parties must use a monofin or mermaid tail.



1 - RSTC Medical Statement signed by a physician within one (1) year 

2 - Proof of CPR training within two (2) years

3 - Proof of First Aid training within two (2) years
4 - Proof of Oxygen First Aid training within (2) years

* React Right First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Certification is offered at Mermaid Cove on May 29 & 30 from 6:30pm-10pm each night.  To register, please email - $125


The digital course material will be provided upon registration.  The course reading should be completed prior to course.  Please register early to ensure you have time to prepare.


The total cost of the SSI Mermaid Instructor Course is $565.  


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Try Mermaiding!

Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a real mermaid?  Join us for an experience like no other!  Our Mermaid 101 class is conducted by certified Mermaid Instructors who can't wait to show you how much fun and how easy it is to safely become a mermaid.



Mommy & Me Mermaids

Magic isn't just for kids but it's so much more fun when you can share it with them!  Join your little mermaid in our FIN-TASTIC Mommy & Me Mermaid Experiences!  



Mermaid Meet Up

It's way more fun when all the mermaids come out to play!  Are you a mermaid looking to meet other mers?  Join us in our Mermaid Meetups!  Learn new tricks, share tips and make new friends - it's a fun and healthy way to socialize with other mermaid enthusiasts!