Mermaid Class Overview

Mermaid Class Overview for mermaid courses at Mermaid Kat Academy. Have you always felt, that inside you there is a mermaid or merman waiting to be set free? No doubt, you found the right place! Here at Mermaid Kat Academy we can turn your dreams into reality. Join a mermaid course and learn how to swim in a mermaid tail safely. It is time to start your mermaid journey and we are excited to help you.

Beginner's Mermaid Course

Our Beginner’s Mermaid Course was designed for people who are new to mermaiding – no matter of age, size or gender. The 90 minute mermaid course is divided into two parts. First we start with our theory session on land. There is a general briefing about mermaids, mermaid swimming and safety. Furthermore, you will learn how you can help to protect our oceans and become an ocean ambassador. After about 30 minutes you will get into your mermaid tail and enter the water. Now it is time to experience your first swim as a real life mermaid. Our mermaid instructors will teach you basic mermaid strokes, first mermaid tricks and practice mermaid drills. At the end of this mermaid class, you will receive your first mermaid certificate.

To join this mermaid course, you must be able to swim 200 m in less than 15 minutes and able to dive at least 1 m deep. Additionally, participants must be at least 7 years old.


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

Professional Mermaid Workshop

The Professional Mermaid Workshop is a full day course. During this mermaid class you will learn all necessary basics and lay a foundation to start your mermaid journey. If your plan is to become a professional mermaid or merman, this course will provide many helpful tips to kick start your mermaid career.

During the Professional Mermaid Workshop you will spend some time in the classroom. First, we will teach you the differences in mermaid equipment, the right care for your mermaid tails, what it means to be an ambassador of the ocean, mermaiding and safety, equalisation, free diving techniques, breath holding techniques, underwater modelling and much more. At the end of the theory part you will have a final exam.

Later we will practise relaxation and breathing exercises and experience our first breath holds. You will be surprised how long you will be holding your breath for.

Afterwards it is time to enter the water. You will practice swimming in a mermaid tail, underwater modelling and basic mermaid rescue skills. Afterwards it’s time for some mermaid tests.

At the end of the Professional Mermaid Workshop you will get certified as a Bronze, Silver or Gold Mermaid/Merman, depending on your skills and achievements during this workshop.

Mermaid classes for adults in Perth


08:30 am start of theory part in the classroom

12:30-2:00 pm breath hold practice in classroom

2:00- 2:30 pm break

2:30-4:30 pm practical training in swimming pool

Around 4:45 pm end of course

Participants must be at least 15 years old and have confident and safe swimming abilities.

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