Your Safety

Whether you want to participate in an experience or to have your own tail or monofin, these recommendations are for you! I hope that this section is as useful and complete as possible, and I will continue to add new information periodically ♡

Sign up for a safe experience

Recommendations before signing up for an experience/mermaid and triton course

Mermaiding is a beautiful and fun activity – as long as safety is the number one concern. It is important to know that Mermaiding is a physical activity and requires learning techniques. However, as it is not yet a regulated activity, there can be irregularities.

With this in mind, when you want to sign up for a Mermaiding class, try to do it with someone who has a qualification as an instructor, and is familiar with the theory and practice of leading groups of people in the water in a safe manner.

Sign up for a safe experience

Recommendations before signing up for an experience/mermaid and triton course

Mermaiding is a beautiful and fun activity – as long as safety is the number one concern. It is important to know that Mermaiding is a physical activity and requires learning techniques. However, as it is not yet a regulated activity, there can be irregularities.

With this in mind, when you want to sign up for a Mermaiding class, try to do it with someone who has a qualification as an instructor, and is familiar with the theory and practice of leading groups of people in the water in a safe manner.

Recommendations when buying a mermaid tail

First of all, what is a mermaid tail?

Monofin + tail skin = mermaid tail

There are different types of mermaid tails on the market. The main differences between them are the type of monofin and the materials used to make the tail skin: lycra, silicone, neoprene, polyester, etc.

The price of a mermaid tail varies depending on the materials used in the cover and the type of monofin it has.

Recommendations when buying a mermaid tail

First of all, what is a mermaid tail?

Monofin + tail skin = mermaid tail

There are different types of mermaid tails on the market. The main differences between them are the type of monofin and the materials used to make the tail skin: lycra, silicone, neoprene, polyester, etc.

The price of a mermaid tail varies depending on the materials used in the cover and the type of monofin it has.

Mermaid Tails for Swimming

These are tails which have a monofin inside them and are used for training or by professionals in various aquatic sports. Behind these monofins is a type of technology which has been developed with quality in mind. Their design allows for effective propulsion through the water, giving the wearer a unique sensation while swimming with them. They should not be confused with costumes or toys, and I highly recommend you attend a Mermaiding experience/course before attempting to swim with this type of tail on your own.

Remember: If you have already bought a tail and you don’t yet know how to swim with it, head over to the section Mermaiding Experience, where you will find all of the info about the experience/course on learning to swim with a mermaid tail that I organise every weekend in Barcelona.

Mermaid Tails for Swimming

These are tails which have a monofin inside them and are used for training or by professionals in various aquatic sports. Behind these monofins is a type of technology which has been developed with quality in mind. Their design allows for effective propulsion through the water, giving the wearer a unique sensation while swimming with them. They should not be confused with costumes or toys, and I highly recommend you attend a Mermaiding experience/course before attempting to swim with this type of tail on your own.

Remember: If you have already bought a tail and you don’t yet know how to swim with it, head over to the section Mermaiding Experience, where you will find all of the info about the experience/course on learning to swim with a mermaid tail that I organise every weekend in Barcelona.

Mermaid Tails which are Not Recommended for Swimming With

Any tail that doesn’t have real flippers, but instead a support which imitates the shape of a monofin. These tails are not guaranteed safe for swimming as they are not designed for that purpose. Due to misinformation, these tails are often purchased with the intention of swimming with them, but on top of being unsafe, they can also cause great disappointment when the swimmer cannot propel themselves through the water with them, as they are not real monofins or flippers. I recommend them if the intention is to use them as part of a costume and/or somewhere the wearer can be seated, in very shallow water like an inflatable garden pool, for example.

Mermaid Tails which are Not Recommended for Swimming With

Any tail that doesn’t have real flippers, but instead a support which imitates the shape of a monofin. These tails are not guaranteed safe for swimming as they are not designed for that purpose. Due to misinformation, these tails are often purchased with the intention of swimming with them, but on top of being unsafe, they can also cause great disappointment when the swimmer cannot propel themselves through the water with them, as they are not real monofins or flippers. I recommend them if the intention is to use them as part of a costume and/or somewhere the wearer can be seated, in very shallow water like an inflatable garden pool, for example.

WARNINGS!

Do not try to use a mermaid tail to swim without having learned the technique to swim with monofin. If you already have your tail and know how to swim with it, always remember:

If the swimmers are children, even though they appear to be able to swim very well with the monofin and have dominated the technique, they must NEVER be left without the supervision of an adult that is actively guarding them.

Standing up while wearing the tail is not a good idea. Because your feet and legs are stuck together, it is very easy to lose your balance and fall over.

Diving or jumping into the water (or on land) while wearing the tail is not recommended.

If you are an adult, try to always swim with a companion while wearing the tail, or at least advise the lifeguard of what you are doing. If you practice free diving or holding your breath for extended periods underwater, you must never do it alone.

In the sea, wearing the tail in deep water is not recommended, unless you are very experienced at swimming with a monofin, you are accompanied and have the correct equipment and the logistics in place to carry out the activity safely.

Mermaid tails and monofins cannot be used as flotation devices.

If the swimmers are children, even though they appear to be able to swim very well with the monofin and have dominated the technique, they must NEVER be left without the supervision of an adult that is actively guarding them.

Standing up while wearing the tail is not a good idea. Because your feet and legs are stuck together, it is very easy to lose your balance and fall over.

Diving or jumping into the water (or on land) while wearing the tail is not recommended.

If you are an adult, try to always swim with a companion while wearing the tail, or at least advise the lifeguard of what you are doing. If you practice free diving or holding your breath for extended periods underwater, you must never do it alone.

In the sea, wearing the tail in deep water is not recommended, unless you are very experienced at swimming with a monofin, you are accompanied and have the correct equipment and the logistics in place to carry out the activity safely.

Mermaid tails and monofins cannot be used as flotation devices.