PADI Launches Mermaid Programme for 'Water Enthusiasts'

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PADI has launched a new 'Mermaid' training programme, 'designed to provide water-enthusiasts an additional outlet for exploring their underwater passion.' 

The course is a stand-alone programme and doesn’t require scuba or freediver instructor ratings as an underlying certification. The programme is split into four student and three instructor-level ratings:

Student Levels

  • PADI Discover Mermaid Experience – no prerequisites
  • PADI Basic Mermaid Course – ability to swim at least 25m and float comfortably at the surface for at least 3 minutes
  • PADI Mermaid Course – ability to swim at least 50m and float comfortably on the surface for 5 minutes
  • PADI Advanced Mermaid Course – ability to swim at least 100m and float comfortably on the surface for at least 10 minutes

PADI Mermaid Professional Levels

  • Basic Mermaid Instructor – can teach Discover Mermaid experience and Basic Mermaid course
  • Mermaid Instructor – can teach Discover Mermaid experience, Basic Mermaid course, Mermaid course and Advanced Mermaid course
  • Mermaid Instructor Trainer – can teach Mermaid Instructor course and orientation

The programme is currently available in English and Simplified Chinese



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