BE A REAL LIFE MERMAID IN BORACAY ISLAND FOR A DAY

“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!!!

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MERMAID LESSON IN BORACAY ISLAND

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) 

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That’s me struggling with my instructor @gwapamorena

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.

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MERMAID LESSON IN BORACAY

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.

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BE A REAL MERMAID FOR A DAY IN BORACAY

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!

Tell me something about your crazy childhood dreams too! I would want to hear it all!

If you wanted to see the actual places I’ve been, check out my IG story highlight @nathaliecsalcedo 

See what best interests you and plan your itinerary well!!!

Hope this helps you too.

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xoxo,

Published by NATHALIE SALCEDO

Hola! Nathalie is your typical city girl who loves the island life, beach, travels, food and adventures. She’ll rather jump off cliffs than watch horror movies, go over beaches than hiking mountains, and never travels without a pashmina. An OC traveler keeping her research and spreadsheets every time she travels and would never say NO to new adventures. Follow her daily escapade @nathaliecsalcedo

6 thoughts on “BE A REAL LIFE MERMAID IN BORACAY ISLAND FOR A DAY

  1. What a unique experience! You’re pretty lucky to have had the lesson on your own. Are one of the requirements is that you are a pretty good swimmer? I’d love to try it out if I ever return to the Philippines!

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  2. I love how the tail complements your top, very chic! It’s very impressive to see tails that look kinda genuine, I often see cotton-candy colors and they are all bright and shiny which doesn’t suit me. I enjoyed this post, keep writing!

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  3. My friend from Germany teaches this in Boracay! I had a chance to do it once but I didn’t really enjoy it. It feels so good to be in those costumes, though! I feel like it was so hard to do, especially if you’re not a good swimmer. Overall, I find this as one of the top things to do in Boracay. Thanks for sharing, Nathalie!

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