PADI™ Certified Mermaid Trainings and Mermaid Retreats
Hello Mermaids! Being a real life mermaid is a fantasy for many and Katie can bring your dreams into reality!
A Woman who Serves the Great Mother through the Power of Water
The word mermaid is formed of two words :
Mere - old English for sea / Mother
Maiden - a Maid who serves
In ancient times the mermaid was at the heart of sea folklore. She was known by many names; Shahmaran, Nymph, Melusine, Siren and Selkie.
These mythical ‘half woman – half fish’ beings were feared and revered. Their legends were associated with unworldly powers - seers connected to above and below.
Mermaids were thought to control the watery domain and sailors dedicated their hopes and dreams to them as a way of ensuring safe passage for themselves on sea voyages. They were also thought to grant wishes and act as luminary guides on a path known as the un-domesticated feminine.
Now, the mermaid consciousness is arising again.
Learn mermaid somatics
How to gracefully dance with your mermaid tail and cruise the ocean blue from beneath the waves
Connect to the vibration and spirit of the water
Immerse yourself in the art of underwater movement and self-expression through mermaiding
Swim with a multitude of fish and sea creatures as you explore the aquatic realms
Katie teaches in Dahab, Egypt and Zanzibar, and can travel to you. She offers PADI Mermaid™ trainings in :
The PADI Basic Mermaid™ course combines learning supporting knowledge and principles with a confined water skill development session to introduce the fun of fundamental mermaid diving. The course covers mermaid diving's background and culture, primary safety considerations, equipment and basic water skills.
To enroll in the PADI Basic Mermaid™ course, you must be at least six years old. You need to be able to swim at least 25m/80ft without swim aids, able to float comfortably at the surface for at least 3 mins and in good physical health. No prior snorkeling, skin diving or freediving course completion is required.
(Note that the PADI Mermaid™ course includes Basic Mermaid™, so you can start with PADI Mermaid™ – there is no need to take Basic Mermaid separately.)
The PADI Mermaid™ course includes knowledge development and at least two water skill sessions that develop more dynamic mermaid skills beyond Basic Mermaid™, including many skills that make mermaiding an underwater self-expressive art, separate from other types of diving.
To enroll in a PADI Mermaid™ course, you must be at least ten years old. You need to be able to swim at least 50m/160ft without swim aids, able to float comfortably at the surface for at least 5 mins and in good physical health. As an entry-level mermaid diving course, no prior experience with diving of any kind is required.
In the PADI Advanced Mermaid™ course, you'll build on your PADI Mermaid™ certification and apply it to the open water environment. You'll learn the basics of how the open water environment differs from a pool or confined water and be introduced to open water mermaiding techniques. You'll also learn about aquatic life – what to expect, how it can affect you, and how you avoid harm.
To enroll in the PADI Advanced Mermaid™ course, you must be 12 years old or older and have a PADI Mermaid™ certification (or a qualifying certification from another mermaid organization). You need to be able to swim at least 100m/320ft without swim aids, able to float comfortably at the surface for at least 10 mins and in good physical health.
Mer-mazing Course Additions
Katie has developed a mer-mazing addition to the PADI Mermaid courses which can be incorporated as a day/s experience, or as a mermaid retreat for those who wish to go further into their aquatic healing journey.
We consist of 70 percent water and just like the water across the planet we can flow, freeze, stagnate, steam and crystalize. This fluidic energy has a tremendous power to calm, balance, release and purify through the sacred geometry that water holds.
The Mermaid Rising ~ Awakened Bellydance explores your relationship to water and in particular the sacral chakra. This area of creative power is where we hold of a treasure chest of emotions and can access unlimited abundance within our womb space. This sacred rite of passage is tailored to honour you and can incorporate :
* Awakened Bellydance movement processes
* Energy therapy
* Kundalini activation
* Clearing contracts with water deities
* Healing ancestral (Epigenetic) fears and past lifetimes connected to water
* Blue Lotus water lily ceremony
* Discovering emotional patterns in relationships
* Cultivating creative life force
* Connecting to your sensual self
* Developing intuition and third eye activation
* Menstruation healing ceremony
* Sufi Whirling
* Belly dance classes
* Inner Dance
And you can show off your beautiful Mer-sona! Professional photoshoots are also available. Please contact for details.