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Mermaiding in Sicily
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Mermaiding Courses and Events

In collaboration with Maya Devi di Sirenes Lifestyle


What is mermaiding

Mermaiding is an expression of the English language that can be translated as "acting like a mermaid". Mermaiding can therefore be defined as the aquatic discipline that reproduces the swimming of sirens, the mythological figures half  woman half fish.

In Mermaiding, thanks to the use of a sheath that encloses the body from the hips to the feet and ending with a monofin, you swim with fluid movements of the pelvis,  using both legs as a tail fin. The monofin, in which the feet are inserted,  is made of flexible plastic and is covered with a soft and resistant fabric that allows fast underwater movements with each fin stroke e  dynamic; the entire lower muscle and skeletal chain is activated, giving power to the push without any effort from the back. With the help of  the arms can  perform unique series of swimming activities, hydrodynamic and elegant underwater rotations and pirouettes.

The benefits


The regular practice of Mermaiding leads to strengthening of the back and lumbosacral muscles,  gives toned lower limbs and buttocks, harmonious movements and prolongation of the apnea phases: Mermaiding, once you have learned the basic, it is mainly an underwater discipline which includes phases of apnea interspersed with brief ascents to the surface.

Mermaiding is a complete discipline which, if practiced with constancy and dedication, gives a high degree of physical, emotional and  mental harmonization, an increase in awareness and self-esteem, the fluidity and elegance of the movements even at the out of the water, an opportunity to free oneself from blockages and fears.  For many it can become a lifestyle, an artistic expression of body and mind, an opportunity to experience the dream turning into a mermaid or a merman, mythical beings capable of living in harmony with themselves and in symbiosis with the environment in which they are immersed.

Swimming underwater, in the absence of external noise, immersed, cradled and caressed by the water, listening to your breath and heartbeat, surrounded by marine flora and fauna, you reconnect with yourself in respect of your own nature. This is the great gift that comes from the practice of Mermaiding. Finally, Mermaiding  is suitable for everyone and for all ages. Naturally, it is necessary to have some aquatic skills and the desire to experience the sea with respect and love.

How to structure a lesson


Our queen mermaids instructors will follow you on this exciting journey to discover the mermaid technique.

Each course consists of the following phases:

  • Dry exercises

  • Exercises in the water

  • Preparation with mermaid yoga

  • Preparation for freediving

  • Exit to the sea


We offer three types of COURSES which vary according to the duration, from a minimum of 1 hour  up to the SEA MERMAID course of 3/4 hours with ISDA patent.

MAYA DEVI and her school SIRENES LIFESTYLE was mentioned on VANITI FAIR-June 2021

CLICK HEREto read the article

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episode of 3 October 2020

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