Mermaid Week Thailand (April/ May 2024)

Mermaid Week Thailand (April/ May 2024)

Mermaid Week is the ultimate retreat for mermaids, mermen and other water enthusiasts. This mermaid vacation will give you a chance to remember and connect with your inner child. During this unique experience you have the opportunity to set fear aside and act from faith and joy. Special training workshops for mermaid swimming, modelling and posing in front of the underwater camera await you here. You will also learn special relaxation and breathing techniques that allow you to hold your breath longer. Connect with the healing power of the water and the breath.

Furthermore, you will experience a completely new body feeling during this mermaid school and portfolio vacation. Learn how to embody your emotions physically through the mermaid dance and the connection with the underwater world.

The unique underwater world at Phi Phi Island offers breathtaking scenery for your underwater mermaid photo shoots. You can also spend time with other water enthusiasts and make new friends through the varied experiences. In addition to the ultimate adventures, there is of course also enough time to relax. What are you waiting for? Have a transformative adventure with like minded people. Join us for Mermaid Week in Thailand in April/ May 2024.

 

Mermaid Week Thailand

 

 

Overview:

Travel dates: 20th April – 04th May 2024 (14 days). Alternatively, only one week is possible, see below.

 

Options:

Option 1 (One free week in Phuket and Mermaid Week on Phi Phi Island): We spend the first week in Phuket. You can already get to know other participants and our team here and organise your week just as you like. No activities are included in the first week. We spend the second week together on Phi Phi Island for Mermaid Week. The trip includes a total of 14 days, 20th April – 04th May 2024.

Option 2 (One week in Phuket with activities and Mermaid Week on Phi Phi Island): We spend the first week in Phuket. Here you can already get to know other participants and our team and take part in some planned activities (see below). We spend the second week together on Phi Phi Island for Mermaid Week. The trip includes a total of 14 days, 20th April – 04th May 2024.

Option 3 (Mermaid Week only): You only take part in Mermaid Week on Phi Phi. The trip includes a total of 7 days, 27th April – 04th May 2024.

 

Location:

First Week (20th April – 27th April 2024): Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa, Patong

Second Week (27th April – 04th May 2024): Zeavola Resort & Spa, Phi Phi Island

 

Price:

Option 1: 3,199 EUR. This offer includes a free week on Phuket and Mermaid Week on Phi Phi. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 2: 3,699 EUR. This offer includes a week on Phuket including the activities below and Mermaid Week on Phi Phi. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 3: 2,899 EUR. This offer includes the Mermaid Week on Phi Phi only. The trip includes a total of 7 days.

Accompanying persons who do not take part in courses, photo shoots and our other activities receive a discount of 10% on the stated prices.

A deposit of 20% is due immediately after booking. The course fee of 1,000 EUR is due 90 days before the start of the trip (this will not be refunded in the event of cancellation by you). The balance is due 30 days prior to departure.

 

Included in Option 1 (Free Week and Mermaid Week):

  • Transfer from Phuket Airport to Graceland Resort
  • Round trip transportation from Phuket to Phi Phi Island by speedboat
  • Transfer to Phuket Airport
  • 14 nights accommodation (double room occupancy). First week at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa, second week (Mermaid Week) at Zeavola Resort & Spa, Phi Phi Island
  • Breakfast during first week, breakfast and lunch during second week, one farewell dinner
  • Excursions to special underwater locations during Mermaid Week
  • Mermaiding training, model training, breathing exercises, relaxation exercises
  • Rental fabric fin from the Mermaid Kat Shop (if you don’t have one, please let us know in advance if you need one)
  • Photoshoots (above and under water)
  • 10 edited, high-resolution photos (you can choose)
  • 1 souvenir video from this trip (approx. 2-3 minutes long)

 

Included in Option 2 (Free Week with some Activities and Mermaid Week):

  • Transfer from Phuket Airport to Graceland Resort
  • Round trip transportation from Phuket to Phi Phi Island by speedboat
  • Transfer to Phuket Airport
  • 14 nights accommodation (double room occupancy). First week at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa, second week (Mermaid Week) at Zeavola Resort & Spa, Phi Phi Island
  • Breakfast during first week, breakfast and lunch during second week
  • One welcome dinner and one farewell dinner
  • 3 yoga classes (each approx. 45 minutes) in the first week
  • A cacao ceremony (shamanic ritual for harmony and balance), also suitable for vegans
  • One practice unit to strengthen self-love, self-confidence and self-esteem
  • A day trip to the “Big Buddha”, “Wat Chalong Temple” and “Weekend Market” in Phuket Town
  • A day trip to the “Blue Tree” amusement park, including admission
  • One nightlife excursion on the famous “Bangla Road”
  • Excursions to special underwater locations during Mermaid Week
  • Mermaiding training, model training, breathing exercises, relaxation exercises
  • Rental fabric fin from the Mermaid Kat Shop (if you don’t have one, please let us know in advance if you need one)
  • Photoshoots (above and under water)
  • 10 edited, high-resolution photos (you can choose)
  • 1 souvenir video from this trip (approx. 2-3 minutes long)

 

Included in Option 3 (Mermaid Week only):

  • Transfer from Phuket airport
  • Round trip transportation from Phuket to Phi Phi Island by speedboat
  • Transfer to Phuket Airport
  • 7 nights (double occupancy) at Zeavola Resort & Spa, Phi Phi Island
  • Breakfast and lunch, as well as a farewell dinner
  • Excursions to special underwater locations
  • Mermaiding training, model training, breathing exercises, relaxation exercises
  • Rental fabric tail from the Mermaid Kat Shop (if you don’t have one, please let us know in advance if you need one)
  • Photoshoots (above and under water)
  • 10 edited, high-resolution photos (you can choose)
  • 1 souvenir video from this trip (approx. 2-3 minutes long)

 

Booking via:

Thomas Scholz (Tom)
Mobile: +49 173 3725736
Email: t.scholz@scubactive.de

 

Attention, the places are in great demand and book up quickly. Therefore, we can only reserve your place once we have received your booking and deposit.

 

 

 

 

For whom is the Mermaid Week and Merfolk Retreat suitable?

Basically everyone is welcome to our Mermaid Week who has a passion for the underwater world and wants to gain new experiences. We want to create a place where like-minded water enthusiasts can connect, learn and go home with their hearts filled with love and memories that will last a life time. Additionally, you will receive stunning photos, videos and underwater content.

To take part in this Mermaid Vacation and Portfolio Retreat you must be able to swim well and confidently. In addition, we recommend general basic fitness, because swimming in mermaid tails can be exhausting. However, no freediving, scuba diving or modelling experiences are required.

No matter if you are just beginning your underwater adventure or if you are a professional, nobody misses out at our Mermaid Vacation and Portfolio Retreat. Depending on your personal level, we offer as much support as needed.

Since we firmly believe that mermaids and mermen come in all sizes, shapes, colours, ages and genders, there are no visual criteria to meet. However, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

 

 

Vacation for Mermaids

 

Photo Shoots at Mermaid Week Thailand

In addition to having fun, connecting with nature, learning and sharing experiences – underwater photo shoots are of course another focus during this retreat. Create a unique underwater content portfolio with breathtaking underwater images. To achieve this, our experienced team is always by your side. Throughout the week, you’ll get support on mermaiding, embodiment and breath-work. We know how to accompany mermaids and mermen of all levels of experience. Because of this, we are certain, that we will create magical content together.

After the retreat, you can choose your 10 included photos (and more if you want to purchase additional ones). Shortly afterwards you will receive the fully edited and high-resolution version of your underwater photos. You can then use these photos for private use and for self-promotion, for example on social media or on your websites. Please note that a model release must be signed so that we can also use the images.

 

Vacation for Mermaids in Thailand

 

 

Video Packages as an Additional Option

If you would like to have an individual video of yourself in addition to the general video of the trip, you can choose between different packages. If you have special ideas, contact our video team Jens and Melli from D Image Factory directly in advance. So you can work out a concept for your individual video before the trip.

Option 1: PERSONAL TRAVEL HIGHLIGHT VIDEO Your personal highlights of the Mermaid Week selected by us and cut together as an individual film. | backed with music | Duration 2-3 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Makes your underwater model trip unforgettable! Price: 150 EUR

Option 2: UNDERWATER MODEL MOVIE Extra film recordings and individual scenes edited together for your underwater model movie. | Preliminary meeting with concept development | basic video coaching | additional video shooting | cut together selected by us | backed with music | Duration 3-5 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Perfect for your portfolio! Price: 250 EUR

Option 3: DELUXE MOVIE film creation based on an individual storyline cut together as a short film in a cinematic look. | Preliminary meeting with concept development | Screenwriting | individual video coaching | additional video shooting and individual shooting time | with music | Duration 5-7 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Show your character! Epic video footage for marketing, campaigns, portfolio and more. Price: 450 EUR

Optional: additionally all individual scenes uncut (including unpublished ones) Price: 100 EUR Major changes in the cut Price: 50 EUR

 

Here are a few example videos from participants from past Mermaid Weeks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently asked Questions:

 

Which Team accompanies the Mermaid Week?

Since 2013, we’ve been immersed in the magic of organizing international Mermaid Weeks and Underwater Modelling Retreats. Through these experiences, our passion for underwater modeling, mermaiding, and underwater photography has deepened. Along the way, our team has garnered numerous accolades and prizes, becoming the shining stars in our field.

Now, let us warmly introduce you to our remarkable team, the very essence of excellence in this realm:

 

Mermaid Kat, Founder and Underwater Stunt Woman

Meet Mermaid Kat, the visionary behind Mermaid Weeks. Since 2012, she’s immersed herself as a professional mermaid. Trained in scuba diving, free diving, and mermaid instruction, Kat’s journey is a testament to passion and skill.

As a world-renowned underwater model, she’s danced with whales, dolphins, sharks, and even crocodiles, crafting mesmerizing underwater tales. Yet, her true joy lies in sharing these adventures with others.

Kat’s workshops aren’t just lessons; they’re journeys of transformation. As a Dream Life Mentor, she’s dedicated to helping others forge their paths to freedom. With each participant, she witnesses growth, inspiration, and the blossoming of dreams.

For Kat, it’s not just about swimming; it’s about empowering others to embrace lives they adore.

 

Video Team:

Jens and Melli Drygalla, the passionate duo behind “D Image Factory,” infuse each event with their camera, preserving every moment of joy, healing, and embodiment. With skillful hands, they craft not just a souvenir video but a treasure trove of memories from every unforgettable retreat.

Their dedication goes beyond mere recording; they delve into individual video concepts with participants, weaving personal narratives into visual tales. Lifeguards by training, they stand as guardians of safety, while Melli’s mermaid training at Mermaid Kat Academy Germany adds a touch of whimsy to their endeavors.

 

Underwater Photographer:

Ian Gray isn’t just Mermaid Kat’s husband; he’s also an award-winning underwater photographer. Beyond his accolades, including winning 1st place at the International Diving Festival PAF 2023 in the category “Pool and Creative,” Ian’s heart lies in working underwater with diverse individuals. Especially, he thrives on collaborating with “newcomers” who are still finding their footing in underwater modeling.

His true passion? Guiding his models with unwavering support, helping them build self-assurance, and ensuring they feel secure in their poses. Ian cherishes every opportunity to dive deep with his subjects, fostering their growth and confidence beneath the waves.

 

Photoshoot at merfolk camp with Mermaid Kat

 

 

Do I need Travel Insurance for Mermaid Week?

We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for this Mermaid Week. Please note that you must also sign a liability release before you can participate in our activities.

 

MerPeople Retreat for mermaids

 

Can I bring my Partner or a Friend?

Partners, friends and other companions are of course very welcome on our Mermaid Week. They can either participate in all activities or just join those that interest them. Furthermore, both the dive center and the surrounding area have other activities to offer.

Accompanying persons certainly also have the opportunity to select 10 photos from the trip. However, they can also assign these to the participating person.

If an accompanying person is not interested in either our training sessions or photo shoots, they will receive a 10% discount on the total price.

 

 

Merfolk Retreat - Mermaid Trip to Egypt

 

What should you bring to Mermaid Week?

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance
  • Diving license (if you have one and want to go diving)
  • Bikini / swimsuit / swimming trunks
  • Mask, snorkel, fins (if available)
  • Summer clothes
  • Sweatshirt / light jacket
  • Water shoes
  • Rash guard / long sleeved shirt
  • Light long pants
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Medication needed
  • adapter
  • Natural mosquito repellent
  • Sea-friendly sun cream
  • Mermaid Tail, if you have one (if not, please contact us)
  • Waterproof mascara and additional makeup (aside from mascara, normal makeup stays reasonably well in place, unless you wipe your face)
  • Accessories
  • Credit cards and cash (can be changed on site)
  • Reusable items such as bottles, cups, bags, etc.

 

Mermaid Portfolio Retreat and Underwater Shoot

 

Where will we be accommodated during Mermaid Week?

The accommodation during Mermaid Week and also in the previous additional week is simply brilliant.

 

Accommodation for the first week, 20th -27th April 2024: Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa, Patong

Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa with its prime location overlooking the Andaman Sea is the premier resort in Patong Beach with its tropical beauty and geographic grandeur. The 600 stylish rooms and suites are tastefully designed and offer plenty of space, super comfortable furnishings and all the luxurious amenities one would expect from a four-star resort. Almost all rooms have a private balcony overlooking the sea, the garden or the pool and are equipped with two beds.

Graceland appreciates the care and support it has received from Mother Nature, the local environment and community. Therefore, Graceland is committed to protecting nature, preserving the environment and fulfilling its social responsibility.

With a central location in Patong, many markets, bars, restaurants, the beach, massage places and shopping centers can be reached in a few minutes by foot.

Graceland offers ideal accommodation for the first week of our adventure in Phuket, Thailand.

 

Accommodation during Mermaid Week, 27th April -04th May 2024: Zeavola Resort & Spa, Phi Phi Island

Zeavola Resort & Spa is a luxurious barefoot resort that takes joy in returning to simplicity on the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi Don in the Andaman Sea. The Phi Phi Islands are probably best known for the Leonardo di Caprio film “The Beach”. There was worldwide media coverage of the damage caused by mass tourism and day trippers visiting the famous Maya Bay and its subsequent closure.

Florian Hallerman, Zeavola’s manager, is an avid environmentalist and has made huge changes within the resort to bring more sustainable luxury to a remote destination.

Replacing plastic packaging for weekly deliveries from mainland Thailand or Phuket saves a whopping 260kg of plastic per year. By implementing its own drinking water bottling plant and drinking water filling stations throughout the resort, single-use plastic bottles will be reduced by 120,000 per year.

Mermaids and mermen are not only magical water creatures, but also ambassadors of the sea. You have the wonderful opportunity to draw attention to marine and environmental protection. For this reason, Zeavola is a wonderful resort for our Mermaid Week.

See our other retreats too!