1st Mermaid certification level

Learn Basic Mermaiding skills

Use Professional Mermaid Gear


After completing your eLearning modules, dive into a whole new world with a PADI Mermaid instructor as your guide! This is the beginning of the rest of your mer-life, so expect to understand the basics of safe mermaid diving as well as the equipment, equipment care, and other fin-tuned wisdom that all mers should know.


Learn the dolphin kick technique on land and in the water

Discover mermaid equipment and how to use it

Get introduced to basic skills such as safety procedures, breath-holding, and duck diving

Get small group instruction from your certified PADI instructor

Practice in professional mermaid swimming gear

Trip Details

Trip Details


$120.00 per person

Departure time

  • 09:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Meeting point

The meeting point will be discussed with you after your booking is made. Can be in the privacy of your own pool if it is 10 feet deep or at one of the many beach locations in the Rincon area.


Daily, year-round


2.5 Hours

Group size

Maximum 4 Adults, 1 Child max 6-7 years, 2 Children max 8-10 years


  • All Equipment Included
  • Expert Safety briefings and instruction

Not included

Deposit of $38 (PADI eLearning and processing fees)

What to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Water bottle

Good to know

  • Deposit must be paid via Venmo, Paypal or ATH Movil. Once paid, you will soon receive an email with your PADI eLearning materials!
  • Ages 6+
  • Pre-requisite: You must be able to swim 80 ft without swim aids and float comfortably at the surface for 3 minutes to take this course
  • This course takes place in water that is 10 feet deep.
  • It is important to drink plenty of water before arrival for hydration.
  • Apply ocean-friendly/reef-safe sunscreen before arrival so it soaks into you and not the precious ocean. Ocean-friendly sunscreen is available for purchase at the dive center.

What You’ll See & Do

Begin your introduction to the world of mermaid certifications with us in the beautiful waters of Rincon, Puerto Rico!

There are three phases to the certification:

  1. Knowledge Development- PADI eLearning
  2. On land~ knowledge review and proper human to mermaid warm-ups
  3. One Confined Water Skill session

Your course will start with a briefing from a professional PADI Mermaid instructor. They will teach you about the essential mermaid equipment and how to use it followed by a mind and body calming warm-up stretching session and a breath-hold procedure review.

Next, we’ll head to the water for your confined water skills session. Your instructors will be guiding you the whole way through and checking that you feel confident to proceed. This is where you will practice your safe mermaiding procedures, your dolphin kick, and your duck dives.

Once you have passed the course, you will receive your first mermaid certification! What’s next, mermaid? The PADI Mermaid program was designed to help you follow your dreams in a safe and fun way! Check out the rest of the PADI Mermaid Program and see where you can go from here.

Answers to Your Questions

Students must be comfortable in deep water. Students must be able to float for 3 minutes and swim 80 ft without aid to take this course.

Bring your own camera and our instructor will take a couple of photos of you in your tail.

No mermaid experience is necessary to take this course.

Basic Mermaid Course: Ages 6+ / Mermaid Course: Ages 10+ / Advanced Mermaid: Ages 12+.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!

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