“I wanted to become a real mermaid!” as a 27-year old working lady, would you believe that I still have this crazy childhood dreams I wanted to push thru? HAHA! I have always wonder if my swimming skills was enough to attend a lesson or two on mermaid swimming. It just so happens that upon planning for my Boracay trip I came to figure out that being a real life mermaid for a day is possible in Boracay Island. What a bucket list I could finally ticked off!!!
I have always loved the beach, the sunset, the chill vibe by the ocean, but most likely because I love swimming in an open water, I love the feeling of being like a mermaid enjoying the ocean as it touches you, and the scenery underneath it. This mermaid activity that I enrolled with was part of my 4D/3N Boracay Island escapade. If you’ll need a travel guide for it, you may check the link below.
Also read : BORACAY 2.0 : Travel Guide for 4D/3N
As for the Mermaid Activity, I booked it via The Philippine Mermaid Association thru it’s official Facebook Page. They do not allow walk-ins, so advance reservation is really needed. So it’ll always be better to plan in advance so you can plot your activities for your trip.
Also read : Five Quick Activities to do in Boracay
The mermaid classes cost Php 2,200 / USD 45 per person and a maximum of 6 students per session.It comes with the fin rental, the instructor and the real life mermaid swimming lesson and experience.
*Note : The activity isn’t only available in Boracay but also in Manila (just check the schools and location for the session)
So the day has arrived, I met with the instructor near Sea Wind resort, she was waiting patiently with the mermaid fin I requested in advance (they usually ask for your preferred color and size in advance — so you get to pick ahead of time). We started with the short instructional lesson, the 4 mermaid swimming skills, the breathing, and the fins were handed over.
I was lucky that I was the only student at the time, it actually felt like a solo and one-on-one mermaid lesson *wink. After the stretching, I wore the mermaid fins and right away we started with the mermaid strokes.
Surprisingly, in as much as I love swimming in the ocean — wearing the mermaid fins was really far far harder than it looks like. The strokes came in pretty much challenging but at least I got a taste of it for an hour. I had some photos and snap before I end my session and sing my heart out with my favorite — Part of your world song from The Little Mermaid. I was extremely happy for this activity, and it was really one on my bucket lists, so a checked to that.
I still have a long way of childhood dreams and bucket lists to ticked off my list. But after the morning mermaid session I couldn’t keep my smiles down, I was really happy like a kid who just got her candies and chocolates at once!
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