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October 19, 2021
Aaron Lowel Santomin
The mermaids in Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay (Image Credit: PMSA)

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Based on the compounded experiences of various tourists and travelers, Boracay is a mystical paradise. It’s like the Island of Boracay dreamed out of a magical dimension and into existence. With the majestic coral reefs, pristine waters, and flourishing wildlife, the island is full of surprises that will astound anyone who will have the pleasure to experience its wonders. Therefore, it will be not shocking to see new things, unique customs, or even a mermaid lurking on White Beach? You read that right. Read below to learn Pinnacle Resort & Villas‘s activity guide to Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay.

Rainbow Mermaids in Boracay?

Mermaids on the beach: Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay.
Mermaids on the beach: Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay. (Image Credit: PMSA)

One of the Philippines’ best beaches, the Boracay Island features a lengthy stretch of pure white sand beach, crystal clear water of blue seas, a spectacular sunset, and picturesque scenery. Adventures and activities for people of all ages abound on the island. Adrenaline-inducing thrills will never go out of style in the haven called Boracay. In the present, a trendy activity is starting to catch the attention of Boracay travelers. A magical, aquatic adventure that will fulfill everyone’s inner child’s desire.


What is PMSA?

Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy (PSMA) is a service establishment that you can find in Boracay island’s Station 1 area. However, they have also founded two more bases in Manila and Cebu. In PSMA Boracay, tourists put on a spandex monofin in the shop and learn about mermaid snorkeling, mermaid fitness, and mermaid swimming courses. Explorers are under the supervision of professional swimming instructors specializing in mermaid activities. A classic beach meets Disney trope set in the perfect location of Boracay.

Brief History

The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy, founded in 2012 by Anamie Saenz and Normeth Preglo, who also launched the Philippine version of Groupon, is starting what it hopes will become a new fitness fad. Monofin swimming is not just about experiencing a mermaid dream and all fun and games. It also has a solid foundation in the professional swimming scene. The founder explained that Olympic swimmers use the monofin for butterfly training, while freedivers use it for records. It is all about increasing the power from the core strength of the body.

How Much Is It?

For 90 minutes, one will have the opportunity to try the swimming course and a photo opportunity for those who will avail. You can avail of both activities for only Php 2,300 in Boracvay. If you opt to choose only the photo session, the price is Php1,200 for each person. The scuba and snorkeling equipment will incur additional expenses depending on the availability.

Why Try it?

First of all, Boracay Island is all about letting your inner adventurer go wild. One should be able to try every activity on the island. Most of the time, it is a once-in-a-lifetime chance. Next, swimming like a mermaid is genuinely exciting and fun. Conventional swimming can be boring after some time. The entire family can bond while flipping their fins on the shoreline. It can open a window of alternatives that will give new flavor to being in Boracay. Also, learning how to swim like a mermaid is a type of physical exercise that can strengthen cardiovascular endurance and improve one’s swimming ability.

What are the Activities that You Can Do?

Tourist mermaids in Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay.
Tourist mermaids in Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay. (Image Credit: PMSA)

Warmup Session with Instructor

It takes a lot of effort to appear stunning on the beach, but one should know how challenging it is to learn how to swim like a real mermaid. The legs of the trippers are trapped in a tube of soft material, so the instruction necessitates a significant degree of upper body strength.

The assigned instructor will begin the class by showing how to stretch the muscles and prepare for swimming. It is to make sure that the muscles are contracted before crouching down on the beach and fitting into the mermaid suits. The routine has both the significant aspects of yoga and aerobics.

Choosing the best mermaid fit

Mermaid fins come in various colors and sizes. Some are for children seven years old and up, and some are for adults wanting to experience the sea. Pick the one that appeals to your aesthetics and will indeed look good in the photos. Choose the fits that are loose enough for you to move mermaid motion according to the instruction. Now that your new lower fish portion is well-fastened, it is now time to jump to your natural habitat and put those fins to the test.

Introductory Mermaid Swimming Lesson

Typically called Level 1 and 2, these are the basic introduction on how to swim like a mermaid. Best suited for beginners of all ages, you’ll get to put on a lovely mermaid tail and get a 90-minute class on how to shake that tail.

It takes a lot of effort to swim like a mermaid. It’s a challenging core workout that’s not for the faint of heart. Your legs must remain straight, and your arms must remain extended out in front of you, locked. It takes a little practice to get into the proper groove, but if you remember that your body should move in a gentle ripple-like wave pattern, you will get used to it. Listen carefully and follow the instructions of the professionals.

Advanced Mermaid Course

In this three-hour lesson, you’ll master breathing methods as well as different underwater tactics to make the swimming as natural as possible. You’ll also learn how to self-rescue yourself if you run into danger in the water or encounter unprecedented circumstances.

Performer Course

For those who are starting to get into the mermaid mindset, there is a 5-day course that takes 4 hours a day and takes you from beginner to a professional mermaid swimmer. You’ll be able to make synchronized and ultra-glamorous moves in the water after this training. You’ll also be videotaped going through the water by a professional cameraperson, which you may take home and enjoy forever. Remember that you must have completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 before enrolling in this class.

Scuba Mermaid Course

With this course, you will be able to get even further into more complex mermaid swimming techniques than you would in any of the previous courses. Swim deep beneath the waves using scuba diving equipment to explore what riches lay beneath the turquoise seas of Boracay.

A mermaid on the rocks: Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay.
A mermaid. On the rocks: Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay. (Image Credit: PMSA)

What Are You Waiting For?

This mermaid adventure is what is in store for you, among others, while in Boracay. Check it out when you visit the island of Boracay for your next island travel getaway. Take a leave and start completing one of your or your family’s most incredible dreams of wandering the ocean floor with a magical tail and fins. Pinnacle Resort & villas will assist you in any of your planned travel activities while staying in the best Station 1 Hotel in Boracay. More adventures are waiting to be discovered, and who knows, maybe this is where you will find your life’s passion.

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