Try Mermaid

Become a mermaid – it is no longer just a fairy tale! With the SSI Try Mermaid program, you can become a real mermaid or merman.

Complete a mermaid experience in confined waters and learn basic mermaid skills. Start your mermaid adventures today with SSI!


Have you ever dreamed of becoming a mermaid? Join the SSI Try Mermaid program and make your dreams come true! You will complete a mermaid experience with an SSI professional in a pool/confined waters and learn entry-level mermaid skills, including swimming with a mermaid monofin. Earn your SSI Try Mermaid recognition rating. It is the perfect program to do before joining our SSI Mermaid course.

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Minimum Age for Participation 6
Amount of Academic Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Open Water Dives Not applicable / mandatory
Maximum Training Depth Not applicable / mandatory

Become a mermaid with SSI



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Get Certified as a Mermaid

You are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your life. Becoming a mermaid is the first step on a journey that will forever change the way you experience the world. You will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater world.

We recommend you start your certification training right away by shooting for SSI Mermaid, paired with an upgrade to SSI Ocean Mermaid - your entry ticket to dive the world’s best dive sites!

Become an SSI Model Mermaid as well if incredible underwater art is what interests you most!

Learn to become a mermaid with SSI

SSI was the first major agency to perfect training programs for this unique sport.

With five decades of experience in creating training programs for scuba diving, freediving and many more, the SSI approach to mermaid swimming is extremely sophisticated and effective.

Our progressive and personalized training approach, combined with in-water practice sessions, ensures you have the skills and experience you need to become a real mermaid or merman.

The SSI personalized approach to training allows you to learn at your own pace and have fun along the way. Our globally recognized certifications are the best way to begin your lifelong adventure as a mermaid. Get started with SSI today!

Featured Destinations ideal for Mermaid Beginner Training

Have you discovered MyDiveGuide yet? This unique dive site database contains more than 10,000 dive sites, wildlife maps and exciting featured destinations that change weekly. Get inspired and learn to become a mermaid at stunning destinations worldwide. Combine your SSI Mermaid training with a fun vacation and start exploring the oceans today!