Becoming a Part-time Mermaid is a Big Trend in China – It's as Difficult as it is Lovely
As freediving allows for a more harmonious diving experience, the mermaid diving trend is even more immersive.
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Is it really any surprise that the world’s largest scuba diver training organization is instructing a new generation of freedivers in the art and techniques of “mermaiding?”
PADI, the aforementioned organization, now offers four levels of mermaid diving certification, which is essentially freediving but with a large and sometimes heavy artificial tail that requires a different kind of human locomotion.
Humans have always been drawn to forms of extreme movement, and since ancient times, bungee jumping with jungle vines, surfing with primitive boards, or skiing with pieces of wood covered in leather and fur have allowed people alternative ways to move around and get their thrills.