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Apnea/Free-Diving Courses, Classes & Workshops

Mermaid Academy

Have you always felt that inside of you there is a mermaid or merman who is just waiting to be set free? Take part in one of our Mermaid Tarielle Academy freediving/apnea courses and workshops and learn everything there is to know about the art of 'mermaiding'. For all ages!

Start your mermaid adventure today!

Bronze  Mermaid Class

The Bronze Mermaid Course is designed for people who are new to mermaiding, no matter of age, size or gender.

The Bronze Mermaid Course is about 60 minutes long.

First there is a general briefing about mermaids, mermaid swimming and safety. You do your first exercises and stretching on land before it is time to get into your mermaid tail.

After about 20-30 minutes you enter the water and it’s time to experience your first swim as a real life mermaid. Our mermaid trainers will teach you basic mermaid strokes, your first mermaid tricks and practice mermaid drills.

Learn basic breath-holding techniques and an intro into the correct way to safely equalize.

At the end of the Bronze Mermaid Course there is a short theoretical and practical exam and, if passed, you receive your first certificate.

To join the Bronze Mermaid Course you must be a strong swimmer and able to swim 200 m in less than 15 minutes. Apart from that it is important that you are also able to dive at least 2 m deep, as mermaiding happens mainly underwater. You must be a minimum of 7 years old.

Only AU$45*

*Price excludes pool entrance fee if required. If you don’t already own a mermaid tail you can rent one from the Mermaid Tarielle Academy for a mere AU$10.

Practical Exam Tasks

  • Dive 200m in 15 minutes.

  • Dive at least 1.50m deep and pick up an object

  • Dive 10m in one breath

  • Dive 5m on your back

  • Forward roll, backwards roll & twist under water

  • Execute handstands & bubble-blowing

  • Correctly and safely equalize

  • 35sec. Static diving

Theory Exam Tasks

  • Basic Freediving/Apnea skills for mermaids

  • Do's and Don't of swimming in a tail

Examination fees

We charge a fee of AU$10 for exams!

Silver  Mermaid Class

The Silver Mermaid Course is suitable for all mermaids and mermen who have passed the Bronze Mermaid Course.

 

The Silver Mermaid Course is about 90 minutes long.

You spend about 30mins on land while you are briefed and you do some warm up stretches and breathing exercises. Then you get your mermaid tail and are ready to enter the water.

After a warm up and repeating some basic mermaid skills from the Bronze Mermaid Course it is time to try some new mermaid strokes and perfect new tricks such as how to execute handstands, bubble-blowing and other underwater mermaid choreography. Learn advanced breath-holding techniques and perfect the correct way to safely equalize.

After the Silver Mermaid Course you have a short practical and theoretical exam which, if passed, lets you receive your second mermaid certificate.

To join the Silver Mermaid Course you must be a strong swimmer and able to swim 200 m in less than 15 minutes. Apart from that it is important that you are also able to dive at least 2 m deep, as mermaiding happens mainly underwater. You must be a minimum of 7 years old.

Only AU$60*

*Price excludes pool entrance fee if required. If you don’t already own a mermaid tail you can rent one from the Mermaid Tarielle Academy for a mere AU$10.

Practical Exam Tasks

  • Dive 400m in 20 minutes.

  • Dive at least 1.50m deep and pick up an object 3 times

  • Dive 25m in one breath

  • Dive 10m on your back

  • Forward roll, backwards roll, handstand & twist under water

  • 1.30 Min. Static diving

  • Perform a short choreography

Theory Exam Tasks

  • Furthered Freediving/Apnea skills for mermaids

  • Do's and Don't of swimming in a tail

 

Examination fees

We charge a fee of AU$10 for exams!

Gold  Mermaid Class

The Gold Mermaid Course is suitable for all mermaids and mermen in all age groups who have paassed the Bronze Mermaid Course and Silver Mermaid Course.

The Gold Mermaid Course is about 2hrs long.

You spend about 40mins on land for a general briefing and some rescue exercises. After that you get into your mermaid tail and enter the water. To warm up you repeat some mermaid skills from the Bronze Mermaid Course and Silver Mermaid Course. Then you start practicing some self-rescue skills and learn how you can help other mermaids and mermen without risking your own health.

Learn how to train and stretch your breath-holding and learn the correct way to safely equalize at depths.

To join the Gold Mermaid Course you must be a strong swimmer and able to swim 200 m in less than 15 minutes. You must also able to dive at least 2 m deep and have passed in the Bronze Mermaid Course and Silver Mermaid Course. You must be a minimum of 7 years old.

After passing the Gold Rescue Mermaid Course Exam you will get your full mermaid certification!

Only AU$85*

*Price excludes pool entrance fee if required. If you don’t already own a mermaid tail you can rent one from the Mermaid Tarielle Academy for a mere AU$10.

Practical Exam Tasks

  • Dive 600m in 20 minutes.

  • Dive at least 1.50m deep and pick up a 2kg weight 3 times

  • Dive 50m in one breath

  • Dive 25m on your back

  • Forward roll, backwards roll, handstand & twist under water

  • Blow bubbles from underwater for 20sec

  • 2.30 Min. Static diving

  • Save a mermaid in the water and out of the water

Theory Exam Tasks

  • Advanced Freediving/Apnea skills for mermaids

  • Basic First-Aid

  • Do's and Don't of swimming in a tail

 

Examination fees

We charge a fee of AU$10 for exams!

F.A.Q & Important Info

Preparing for Class

Wear a comfortable bathing suit (one or two pieces are good). Make sure it allows you to move freely. Avoid eating a heavy meal ­2 hours before practice. Tie up your hair to clear your face.
 

What to bring with you?

Mermaid essentials such as goggles, towel and a drink bottle. Mermaid tail rentals are available at all classes for only AU$10 but are also available for purchase if you want your own. We recommend bringing a pair of socks for children with smaller feet, as the monofin's only come in limited sizes and can rub or be uncomfortable.

 

Selecting a Class

At Mermaid Tarielle Academy we divide our classes by age group (7­-14) (15+), swimming level, and pool depth. Please call us and to help you select an appropriate class, especially if you are brand-new to mermaiding. You need to register in advance for a class.
 

Arriving at the Pool

Give yourself time to check­ in! Arrive 10-­15 minutes prior to the start of class. Get changed and meet us beside the pool.
 

Your Practice Experience (Class)

Your mermaid practice is yours, combining fun and sport is our main focus. Do your best to follow the class and listen to your body. If you have any injuries or special conditions we should be aware of please advise us at the beginning of the class. Feel free to ask for simpler or more advance movements for an appropriate challenge.
 

Leaving the Practice

The 10 last minutes are reserved for free swim and friend and families are invited on the side of the pool to take pictures. We will be available after class to answer any questions you may have.