This Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat 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 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 the underwater dance course. Learn how to embody your emotions physically through dance and the connection with the underwater world.
The unique underwater world offers breathtaking scenery for your underwater shootings. You can also spend time with other water lovers 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 the Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat in Egypt in September 2024.
Attention, the following description refers to the Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat (14th-21st September 2024). For information about Mermaid Week (21st-28th September 2024) please click here.
Offer 1 (one active week and one additional week): Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 plus free extension week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 2 (one active week and one extra week): Free week from 14th September – 21st September 2024 and Mermaid Week from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 3 (two active weeks): Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 plus Mermaid Week from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 4 (one active week without an additional week): Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 or Mermaid Week from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 7 days.
The Breakers, Soma Bay (Hurghada)
Offer 1: 2,999 EUR (around USD 3,300). This offer includes the Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat and an additional week with no planned activities. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 2: 2,999 EUR (around USD 3,300). This offer includes a free week and Mermaid Week The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 3: 4,199 EUR (around USD 4,500). With this offer, you will actively participate in both the Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat and Mermaid Week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 4: 2,399 EUR (around USD 2,600). With this offer, you will either take an active part in the Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat or in Mermaid Week, without an extension week. The trip includes a total of 7 days.
Accompanying persons who do not take part in the courses and photo shoots 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.
What you get:
- 14 or 7 nights, depending on the option, accommodation at Breakers (double room occupancy)
- 2 meals per day
- Excursions to special underwater locations
- Training in underwater modelling and underwater dance
- Underwater shootings with experienced underwater photographers
- 10 edited, high-resolution photos (you can choose)
- 1 souvenir video from this trip (approx. 2-3 minutes long)
- Flights to Hurghada and back
- Round-trip transport from the airport to the resort
- Additional food and drinks
- Tourist offers such as diving courses, kite surfing, excursions, buying souvenirs, etc.
- Additional photos (if you want to select more than 10, these can be purchased for 65 EUR per photo)
- Single videos (you can choose from different video options for an additional fee, see below)
Thomas Scholz (Tom)
Mobile: +49 173 3725736
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 Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat suitable?
Basically everyone is welcome to our Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat who has a passion for the underwater world and wants to gain new experiences. We want to create a place where like-minded water lovers can connect, learn and go home with heart 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 underwater modelling retreat you must be able to swim well and confidently. In addition, we recommend general basic fitness, because modelling and dancing under water 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 Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat. Depending on your personal level, we offer as much support as you need.
Since we firmly believe that underwater models 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.
Photo Shoots at our Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat Egypt
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 dance, embodiment, modelling and breath-work. We know how to accompany underwater models 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.
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 Dimagefactory 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 Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat 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 euros
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: EUR 450
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 (please note, that these videos were creates during Mermaid Weeks, not during Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreats):
Frequently asked Questions:
Which Team accompanies this Underwater Modelling Retreat?
We have been organizing international Mermaid Weeks and Underwater Modelling Retreats since 2013. Accordingly, we have quite a bit of experience in the field of underwater modelling, mermaiding and underwater photography. Our entire team has won various prizes and awards over the years. So to speak, you get to work on site with the “Crème de la Crème” in this field. It is not yet certain which photographers will accompany this journey. Here we introduce you to the whole team:
Mermaid Kat, the founder of Mermaid Weeks, has worked as a photo model and catwalk model since 2006 and underwater model since 2012. The former “Miss Germany International” is a trained scuba diving instructor, free diving instructor and mermaid trainer. Kat is a world acclaimed underwater model, known for her unique underwater content of swimming with sea creatures such as whales, dolphins, sharks and crocodiles. She loves passing on her experiences to her participants and to observe their development during her workshops. Furthermore, Kat is a Dream Life Mentor with the mission to help men and women build an independent freedom based lifestyle they are in love with!
Jens and Melli Drygalla from “D Image Factory” accompany the events with the video camera, capturing all the moments of joy, healing and embodiment. They not only create the souvenir video of an unforgettable retreat, but also like to work with participants on individual video ideas. In addition, both are trained lifeguards and Melli also works as a mermaid trainer at Mermaid Kat Academy Germany. At the World Shootout 2023, Jens was in the finals in the “Underwater Video” category.
Konstantin Killer started underwater model photography in 2012. Together with Mermaid Kat, Konstantin offers the Underwater Modelling Workshop in Germany several times a year. He has been an underwater photographer at Mermaid Weeks in the Maldives, Egypt and Thailand. Konstantin and Mermaid Kat have worked together for various fashion magazines and have been repeatedly accompanied by television crews in Germany. Several times, Konstantin has won 1st place in the “Underwater Fashion” category at the World Shootout.
Ian Gray is not only Mermaid Kat’s husband, but also an award-winning underwater photographer. Among other things, he won 1st place at the International Diving Festival PAF 2023 in the category “Pool and Creative”. Ian loves working underwater with all kinds of people. Above all, he enjoys working with “newcomers” who are not yet very experienced in underwater modelling. His passion is to support his models with advice and action and to actively support them in developing more self-confidence and posing security.
Stephan Ernst started underwater photography in 2013. Since Stephan has been photographing since he was a child, it was a nice and, in the meantime, very formative addition to his portfolio. In 2017, Stephan became a Gold Medalist in the Underwater category at the prestigious “Trierenberg Ciruit”, the largest photographic art competition in the world (also often referred to as the “Photography Olympics”) with over 130,000 entries. Besides precision and technology, what matters most is the human being. Every little and big mermaid can feel safe and beautiful with him. He guides with calmness and understanding, and is happy to give valuable and easy-to-understand tips.
Do I need Travel Insurance for this Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat?
We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for this Underwater Modelling and Dance Retreat. Please note that you must also sign a liability release before you can participate in our activities.
Can I bring my Partner or a Friend?
Partners, friends and other companions are of course very welcome on our Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat. 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.
What should you bring to this Underwater Modelling Retreat?
- 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
- Natural mosquito repellent
- Sea-friendly sun cream
- Fashion outfits and dresses for photo shoots
- Waterproof mascara and additional makeup (aside from mascara, normal makeup stays reasonably well in place, unless you wipe your face)
- Credit cards and cash (can be changed on site)
- Reusable items such as bottles, cups, bags, etc.
Where will we be accommodated during the Underwater Modelling Retreat?
Diving at clean reefs, kite surfing and surfing on a turquoise sea and evenings under a starry sky, coupled with an exceptional environmental profile, characterize the world of the sports and lifestyle hotel “The Breakers”. The entire team at The Breaker is committed to protecting its unique environment and is continually implementing new, eco-friendly solutions to protect the multitude of species in our beautiful bay. For this reason, Breakers is the ideal accommodation for our Underwater Modelling Retreat.
The Breakers – Diving & Surfing Lodge is ideally situated on Somabay’s magnificent house reef. The well-equipped diving center “ORCA Dive Club” is directly connected to the hotel. Most of the guest rooms offer excellent views of the house reef, the lagoon, the house reef jetty and the open sea. In addition to 173 modern rooms, it offers various facilities such as a restaurant with a view of the sea, a beach bar, a roof terrace with a panoramic sauna, a roof bar and an open-air cinema. A fitness center and a heated freshwater pool are available to relax after a long day in or on the sea. The massage pavilion with the Thai massage therapists as well as the hairdresser and beauty salon, which ensure further well-being, also offer relaxation.
Another big plus: free WiFi in all rooms and the outlets such as Beach Bar, Reef Bar, Roof Top Bar.
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