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PADI Mermaid Instructor Course

Quick Details


  • Co-Owner, Kaleigh McBride was one of the first PADI Mermaid Instuctor Trainers and is currently the first, and only female Freediving Instructor Trainer’s in Florida. You get to dive with the best!
  • We offer small class sizes, so you can be assured you will have the attention and space you deserve.
  • Kaleigh brings a young and fun dynamic to mermaiding and freediving. While we understand that hard work pays off, we also believe that students learn best when they’re happy and relaxed!
  • Because the gulf stream current is close to Palm Beach, FL, we can offer clear, warm water for your mermaiding experience.
  • Get a complimentary consultation on how to start your own Mermaid business with Kaleigh McBride and her team.
Year Round Pricing
Instructor Course per person
Private Instructor Mermaid Course per person

Turn Your Passion Into a Career in Florida!

The PADI Mermaid Instructor training is a 2-day program that will teach you how to teach all levels of the PADI Mermaid courses, including Discover Mermaid, Basic Mermaid, Mermaid, and Advanced Mermaid.


  • 18 years old
  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Mermaid OR have a qualifying certification OR proof of mermaid diving experience (at least 15 mermaid diving sessions, including 3 or more open water sessions)
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within the last 24 months (or take course with us)
  • Current medical statement signed by a physician within the previous 12 months

What you’ll learn:

  • How to conduct the PADI Mermaid program following PADI Standards while using a student-centered learning approach
  • How to teach mermaid skills and improve skill demonstration techniques and personal abilities


  • Turn your passion for mermaiding into a career!
  • Teach others how to mermaid and share your love of the water
  • Be a part of the growing mermaid community

Add ons:

Live Free Diving not only wants to provide you with the best Mermaid instruction, trainings, and courses…we want you to succeed! Checkout the additional options we have to help you grow and get the most out of your new career!

Mentorship & 1:1 Consulting/ Coaching Sessions:  $250 (1 session – 1 hr) | $450 (3 sessions – 1 hr ea.) | $500 (5 sessions – 1 hr ea.)

    • Starting a new business and a new career can be overwhelming at times! Live Free Diving wants to make sure you have the tools and support you need to grow and be successful. During this session(s) you will learn everything Mermaiding! Ask any questions you want! Get guidance on how to successfully set up, & market your business, provide dive travel, mentorship to others and more!

Advanced Business Setup & Marketing Package: $1,100 (valued at $1,700)

    • Our Chief Growth Expert, Kami Kreaps will take your business to the next level with creation of your website, booking system consulting, integration, & onboarding. Also, logo creation, business card creation, and rack card or other printed material to be distributed. (does not include cost of printed material)

Mermaid Course Shadow: $150 (includes student certifications) 

    • Shadow a Mermaid or Advanced Mermaid course and earn student certifications!

Professional Photo Package: $250

    • Every new business needs photos! Live Free Diving will provide you with professional in water (and out of water) photos to use for marketing yourself and the courses you will provide in your new business.

Content Creation Photo & Video Package: $250

    • Content is KING (or Queen!) Your new business will need a ton of content to share with potential Mermaids students and your social media following. This package will give you high quality photos and videos to use for marketing purposes.

If you would like to purchase any package or add on, please email [email protected]

2024 Upcoming Course Dates:

Instructor Course (2 days) $950

  • April 3-4th
  • May 8-9th
  • June 24-25th
  • September 11-12th

Mermaid, Advanced Mermaid, Instructor Bundle (4 days) $1,525

  • May 6-9th
  • September 9th-12th