Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Curious what it means to swim like a mermaid? How about safety when it comes to practicing breath holds to better your performance? Perhaps you’d like to learn some foundations of underwater modeling techniques or how to safely swim in open water? Then this course is just what you need! Taught by Mermaid Lila of Mermaid Dream Retreats, the certification through the National Association of Underwater instructors is the first of its kind, and handcrafted by Lila herself!

The NAUI Mermaid Level 1 course offers mermaids a solid foundation in technique and safety. Covering everything from equipment maintenance, breath hold and monofin technique, open water safety, and conservation, this class a must for building your mermaid skills. Whether you are a hobbyist or looking to become a professional, this course is designed to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to mermaid safely.

Students must be 12 years or older and be confident in their swimming ability by the time of the in-water portion of the course at Mermaid MegaFest. Students will be required to fill out a NAUI medical questionnaire and, in rare cases, may need physicians approval to join the class. Minors need parental consent to join the class.

Meet Mermaid Lila 

Say hello to Mermaid Lila, visiting us all the way from the sandy shores of Maui! She is a marine biologist, scuba diver, surfer, ocean conservation enthusiast, wrote the NAUI mermaid certification, and an enthusiastic lover of all things Mermaid! We’re incredibly excited to welcome her into our Mermaid MegaFest family this year.


Downtown South Haven- Phoenix St.
Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090


Cost: $120
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Sadie Johnson
Organizer Phone: 231-557-3864
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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