Make a splash, add a little sparkle and discover your inner mermaid this summer! Dive in and win a chance to become a mermaid for a day with PADI – the world’s largest and most popular diver organisation..

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Some superheroes wear capes, others wear mermaid tails and we’re offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the magical world of mermaiding, with a PADI Discover Mermaid Experience.

PADI’s Mermaid Courses are designed to provide water-lovers with a new and exciting outlet for exploring the underwater world. No previous dive experience is required and you’ll learn to master the art of breath holding while also learning how to swim with a tail.

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You can test out what it’s like to become a PADI Mermaid in just 2-4 hours, in the safe hands of  professional mermaid, Laura Hudson, aka Mermaid Twinkle—who is the UK’s first PADI Mermaid instructor and former Miss Mermaid.

We’re also offering a fantastic collection of award-winning spirits from the Isle of Wight Distillery. You’ll receive 3 bottles including their signature Mermaid Gin, a smooth yet complex blend of fresh organic lemon zest and peppery grains of paradise, with a hint of sea air from locally foraged, fragrant rock samphire, Mermaid Pink Gin, infused with fresh Island strawberries and Mermaid Salt Vodka, a smooth spirit enhanced with salt harvested from the flood tide off the island’s southern coast.

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The Isle of Wight distillery prides itself on minimising waste, using ethically sourced and often local, foraged ingredients to craft a range of smooth, complex spirits while preserving the environment of mermaids by supporting marine conservation projects.

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So you’ll not only have lasting memories of becoming a sparkling siren of the sea, you’ll also take part in a fabulous underwater photo shoot with your very own DiveTail, mahina monofin and bikini top/sports bra courtesy of Cape Cali – a sustainable mermaid themed dive and swimwear brand based in Southern California. The company designs water-centric styles that promote the wonders of the sea, while its proceeds contribute to ocean conservation efforts.

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Competition closes at midnight on 30 June 2022.


A magical mermaid experience including a mermaid course, underwater photo shoot, two bottles of mermaid gin and a bottle of mermaid vodka, and Cape Cali DiveTail, mahina monofin and bikini top/sports bra.

Terms and conditions:

  • The prize needs to be redeemed by 31 December 2022 and will be organised around a date that both suits the winners & the PADI Instructor
  • The Mermaid Course will need to be taken at one of the following 4 UK PADI Dive Centre locations: Sheffield, Lancing, Saxilby, Norwich
  • Transports costs are not included.

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