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SSI Model Mermaid

SSI model mermaid

SSI Model Mermaid

Who is it for?

Any one over the age of 12 years old (with parental consent). You should be a comfortable swimmer and in good health. The SSI mermaid course is a prerequisite to join the model mermaid program, or ocean mermaid if we are outside.


Do you want amazing photos or videos of yourself being a mermaid or merman? Are you ready to wow your family and friends? Are you developing a portfolio to become a professional mermaid?

This is the best mermaid model course to learn the skills and concepts you need to successfully interact with a photographer or videographer as a mermaid. In this underwater modelling program, you will learn how to be a mermaid for in-water and surface shots, to capture your amazing mermaid moments!

You will have the opportunity to take a photo session with world famous freediving photographer Daan Verhoeven either in the pool or open water (open water diving needs ocean mermaid qualification). You will receive 3-5 photographs (electronic not print) from the shoot, that are yours to keep for non commercial use. 

You will receive a certification from SSI.


1 day


In the classroom, pool or sea at Porthkerris Dive Centre.

Days start at 9.00 am and you will be finished by around 3 pm. Please note that ocean diving is weather dependant- if conditions are dangerous to get in we will only work in the pool.


£375 including certification, course materials, digital pictures and hire of equipment.

Bring a friend to the same course and you will both get 10% off.

Class Sizes

Minimum 2 people, maximum 4 people per instructor in open water.

Minimum Age

12 years old. Prerequisite medical and liability release forms.

Dates & Booking

Contact Us for dates and bookings.