Transforming into a Mermaid in the Philippines

I must admit, when I went to the Philippines for a long weekend in Februray the last thing I thought I would end up doing was posing on one of the most beautiful beaches in te world, in front of tourists and locals, dressed in a full-on Mermaid costume!!

Rather than jet skiing, or banana boating, or opting for a romantic sunset dhow cruise, my friend Lauren and I decided this could be our one and only life opportunity to make our childhood dreams come true, and paid a visit to the local dive stor which organizes “Mermaid Lessons”.

These lessons range from ‘How to Pose like a Mermaid’, ‘How to swim with a tail’, ‘Mermaid snorkelling’ and even ‘Mermaid scuba diving’ for the super brave! We opted for the Mermaid photo shoot on the beach and were not dissapointed. Although the sesion only lasted about half an hour, it was probably the highlight of our entire trip. (That wouldn’t be too hard considering what a disaster my trip was…but I’ll save that story for another day.)

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mermaid posing boracay


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janet mermaid boracay

lauren mermaid



  • elmer
    March 6, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Majestic mermaids

  • Jae
    March 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    That’s lovely!

  • silkpurseproductions
    March 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    That’s a fun idea! I have never seen a shop that would offer that. Who wouldn’t want to be a Mermaid for an hour? Everyone would want to.

  • Russell Smith
    March 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    You do have amazing adventures! How are the people coping since the storm?

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  • theglobewanderers
    August 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Oh my goodness. The Little Mermaid is without doubt my favourite childhood film. In fact, it was only this evening that I was blasting out Part of My World in the shower – much to the dismay of my neighbours. *Embarrassing* So this is right up my street. Haha. I don’t think many people could say they’ve lived a day in the life of a mermaid. Great post. :)


  • Courtney Jones
    August 24, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Super jealous! Where in the Phillipines was this? I’m going in Dec and would mind spending some time as a mermaid!

    • intrepidtraveller
      August 24, 2015 at 9:09 am

      It’s on Boracay Island. :-)