Dive right in and get closer to the underwater world than ever before with this unique “Mermaid Swim” diving package from OCEANZ.
Based in Amami Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, OCEANZ is a diving school which specializes in skin diving (the act of diving and exploring the ocean without the use of any breathing apparatus – a recreational style of competitive free diving).
Wanting to get their customers closer to the ocean and the lives of marine animals, OCEANZ are launching a special “Mermaid Swim” package this summer, where divers can dress up in a full scale mermaid suit and experience swimming in the ocean with scales and fins.
Though Japan has a large number of scuba diving, skin diving and free diving instructors (– with more than 10,000 instructors nationwide), the number of divers participating in the new marine entertainment activity ‘Mermaid Swimming’ is still small.
‘Mermaid Swimming’ is a new sport that has its roots in both free diving and synchronised swimming. Though the activity started out as a unique form of extreme aquatic entertainment (think showbiz synchronised swimmers employed at performance venues like Cirque du Soleil, and at casinos in las Vegas), it is quickly developing into a competitive sport and has even seen its first world championship event which was held in 2019…