Being a mermaid or merman is my lifelong passion, and my work takes me to the most remarkable places for mermaiding around the world. While I haven’t personally visited all the spots on this list, I’ve experienced most of them firsthand. I’ll share my insights on the places I’ve explored and my expectations for those I’m yet to visit.
In 2019 and 2021, I hosted international Mermaid Retreats in the Maldives, where merfolk from across the globe gathered on a luxurious yacht. We swam in crystal-clear waters, explored picturesque islands, and had unforgettable encounters with reef sharks, whale sharks, manta rays, and nurse sharks. Join me for Mermaid Week Maldives 2025.
Indonesia boasts stunning beaches and unique underwater landscapes. Bali’s black sand beaches and the Liberty Wreck are perfect for mermaiding, while Komodo offers clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, making it a must-visit for experienced mermaids and mermen.
Italy’s picturesque settings make it one of the top places for mermaiding. Join me in August 2026 for a Mermaid Retreat on the charming Elba Island.
Australia’s diverse coastlines offer mermaids and mermen a wealth of mermaiding opportunities. I currently reside in Perth, where I enjoy the beautiful beaches and playful encounters with seals.
The Bahamas are a true paradise for merfolk, featuring blue waters, white sandy beaches, and ideal shooting locations. For the daring, swimming with various shark species is possible, but it requires careful organization and professional expertise.
My mermaid journey began in Thailand while I lived in Phuket. Thailand’s beaches and rocky cliffs provide splendid backdrops for enchanting mermaid photos. Join me for a magical Mermaid Retreat in Thailand in 2023 or 2024.
Egypt holds a special place in my heart as a mermaid enthusiast. The crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea create an enchanting aquatic environment akin to an immense aquarium. Among the captivating shipwrecks and vibrant coral reefs, mermaids and mermen find their ideal playground. I had the privilege of working in Egypt, embracing the roles of both mermaid and scuba instructor for several months. However, the pinnacle of my experience was undoubtedly mermaiding alongside wild dolphins. Dolphins, with their playful nature, remind me of underwater horses, and if one grasps the intricacies of equine body language, communicating with these marine creatures becomes a natural extension. It comes as no surprise that we participated in the exhilarating Mermaid Week events of both 2022 and 2023, and we eagerly anticipate our return in September 2024.
While I haven’t personally mermaided in Florida, I’m captivated by the stunning mermaid work of my mermaid brothers and sisters. Therefore I believe that Florida might be one of the top places for mermaiding Florida is on my bucket list for its enticing Crystal River and the famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids.
My visit to Cebu in 2013 for a mermaid project was unforgettable. I participated in a beach cleanup, taught mermaid classes, and swam with sardines and whale sharks. The sardine run at Moalboal and mermaiding with whale sharks left me in awe.
Mexico offers breathtaking locations for both underwater and above-water photoshoots. The cenotes, although refreshingly cool, provide a unique underwater studio experience. Join me for a Mermaid Retreat in Mexico in March 2025.
If you’re seeking the perfect mermaiding destination, I hope this top 10 list inspires your next aquatic adventure. Feel free to email me with your own mermaiding destination suggestions.