Beginner’s Mermaid Certification Course

Crystal River, Florida
Duration: 4 hours


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Beginner’s Mermaid Certification Course

The SDI Beginner Mermaid Course integrates the basic water skills and safety knowledge necessary to swim in a mermaid tail unassisted. New mermaids will learn how to carefully swim in a monofin in a confirmed and open water environment at a local spring. The instructor will educate you on the responsibilities of being a part of the mermaid community, as well as allow you to gain a new confidence in performing fun, underwater skills and activities.


  • Rates:
    1. Adults: $225
    2. Children (12 and under): $190
    3. Guppy Tail Options: $99 for children and $129 for adults
  • Includes:
    1. 4 hour class setting (approximately 3 hours in the water)
    2. Photoshoot and photo package
    3. SDI certification card
    4. Care package from the instructor
  • This course is only available every Sunday and Monday


  • Mermaids should be at least six years of age and be able to swim unassisted
  • Minimum training age 6 (should be able to swim unassisted)

What to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
  • Drinking water

Health & Safety

  • OdoBan, a hospital grade sanitizer is use to clean wet suits, boats, and gear
  • Bleach is also use to clean masks and snorkels for safety
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Additional Information

  • Two week manufacturing time is needed from Mertailor custom tail
  • The Instructor, Kayla O’Donnell “Mermaid Kay” is a professional mermaid and SDI Mermaid Instructor Ambassador. She has assisted on the development of the SDI mermaid courses and is working on more advanced courses to come.

Cancellation Policy

  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 72 hours notice of cancellation.
  • Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.


Additional Information: Beginner’s Mermaid Certification Course


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Time of Day

8am – 12pm

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