Frequently asked Questions

You had a look around the Mermaid Kat Academy? You can’t wait to start your own transformation into a real life mermaid? But you still have some questions to our mermaid courses? Have a look at this page about frequency asked questions and see if you find your answer. You can’t find your answer on this page? No problem! Send us an email and we are happy to answer all your questions.

Q: What is mermaiding?

A: Mermaiding is swimming in a mono fin covered with a mermaid tail skin costume made out of fabric, neoprene, latex or silicone. Mermaiding is a full body workout and a great sport to stay fit. In mermaiding you can forget all the stresses of your day to day life and enjoy the time in the magical underwater world.

Q: Can boys/ men join?

A: Absolutely! Merboys and mermen are more than welcome to join our mermaid classes.

Q: How much is a mermaid class?

A: The Mini Mermaid Course is AUD 59 per class. If you don’t have your own mermaid tail (from Mermaid Kat Shop) yet, you can rent one from us for only AUD 10.

The Professional Mermaid Workshop is AUD 249. 

Q: Which mermaid tails do you use in your classes?

A: In our mermaid classes we use professional mermaid tails from the Mermaid Kat Shop. These mermaid tails have been designed by scuba diving instructors and professional free divers. They are save to use in the water and are made for serious water activities.

Q: Are there any requirements to join a mermaid class?

A: Yes. Participants must have strong swimming abilities and be able to swim at least 4 laps (100 m) without and assistance or stopping. They must also be able to dive at least 1 m deep and must be at least 8 years old. Adults with confident swimming abilities are welcome too.

Q: When and where do we meet?

A: Unless differently stated in your course description, we meet 10 minutes before the course starts at the swimming pool.

Q: Do you teach me how to hold my breath longer?

A: We teach you free diving techniques such as techniques for a longer breath hold during our Professional Mermaid Workshop.

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Q: When did your Mermaid Academy open?

A: Kat’s Mermaid Academy opened in August 2012 as the world’s first mermaid school which made mermaiding accessible to everyone..

Q: Can adults join?

A: Of course! Mermaiding is great fun and a fintastic workout for all age groups.

Q: Do you need my size/measurements? 

A: No. We have many different tails in different sizes for children and adults with us. 

Q: Will I get my own mermaid tail?

A: Of course you will get your own mermaid tail during our mermaid classes. You can rent a tail for just 10 AU$ to buy your own mermaid tail in our mermaid shop.

Q: Where are your mermaid schools located?

A: At the moment we frequently run mermaid courses around Perth, Western Australia. Join our classes in Fremantle, Victoria Park or Wanneroo. We also regularly host big international mermaid workshops and events throughout the world. Have a look here for our upcoming Mermaid Weeks.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: Please bring a bikini/swimsuit/bathers and goggles to your mermaid course. If you have a mermaid tail from Mermaid Kat Shop, please bring it too.

Q: How long is a mermaid class?

A: The Mini Mermaid Course is about 1 ½ hours long while you spend about 30 minutes on land and one hour in the water.

The Professional Mermaid Workshop is a full day course with about half a day training in the classroom and half a day training in the water.

Q: I have read these FAQs and still have some questions. Can I contact you with view to having my further questions answered?

A: Yes, of course. We are always more than happy to answer any questions. Please feel free to reach out and send an email to: