This mermaid camp is not only the ultimate trip for mermaids and merman, but also for all other water enthusiasts. Adventure awaits you here, such as swimming in mermaid tails, underwater photo shoots, workshops on holding your breath and boat trips. You also have a high chance of swimming with marine life such as manatees, guitar sharks, turtles and even dolphins. In addition, you can enjoy the facilities and the food in the 5-star resort “Malikia”. Furthermore, there is of course enough time to relax. What are you waiting for? Come with us to our Mermaid Week Egypt and look forward to an unforgettable week in our mermaid camp.
What are we doing at Mermaid Week Egypt 2022?
During our underwater modelling retreat you not only learn new techniques, but also expand your portfolio with breath-taking underwater photos. In addition, you will have an unforgettable time in the open sea and hopefully meet numerous sea creatures. Below is a rough schedule for our mermaid camp. Please note, however, that there may be small deviations and changes.
Day 1 (Saturday):
Check-in at the “Malikia” resort in Abu Dabbab. After the introduction round and the general briefing, you will have time to get to know the other participants and to explore the resort and the surrounding area. There may be a small practice in the evening in which we practice relaxation techniques and techniques for holding our breath for longer.
Day 2 (Sunday):
After breakfast there will be a lecture by Mermaid Kat on the subject of “underwater modelling”. Here you not only get helpful tips on posing in front of the underwater camera, but you can also benefit from Kat’s many years of experience as an underwater stunt woman. Then we will carry out the first underwater shoots in the hotel’s own bay. Here you have the chance to meet manatees, guitar sharks and turtles. In the evening there is a small feedback session and then you can end the evening comfortably at a hotel bar or with a walk through the complex.
Day 3 (Monday):
Today we take a boat tour to the reef “Shaab Samadai” or also called “Dolphin House”. Here we not only have a high probability of seeing dolphins from the boat, but also of swimming with them. There is never a “guarantee” of meeting certain marine life in the open sea, but this reef is famous for dolphins. It was here that Mermaid Kat had already swum with dolphins. The dolphins in this area are used to meeting snorkelers. On the other hand, they rarely meet mermaids. For this reason, their curiosity often increases when they meet mermaids and mermen and thus the chance that they swim with us all the longer.
Day 4 (Tuesday):
After we spent yesterday on a boat tour, we use today for further training units and photo shoots on the house reef and in the hotel complex.
Day 5 (Wednesday):
Today we take another boat tour to the Dolphin House and increase our chance not only to swim with dolphins, but also to be able to take photos with them.
Day 6 (Thursday):
In contrast to the previous day, we spend today in the hotel complex. Training units and underwater shootings in the bay directly in front of the hotel are waiting for you. Let’s see if the turtles and manatees want to play with mermaids again today.
Day 7 (Friday):
As a grand finale to this mermaid camp, we will take the boat to the Dolphin House again today. Here you have another chance to meet dolphins, swim with them and hopefully take photos with them. In the evening we celebrate goodbye together in the hotel bar.
Day 8 (Saturday):
Those who came for the weeklong Mermaid Week are heading home today. Those who, on the other hand, have booked a second week as an extension can plan their day individually today and really enjoy their vacation in Egypt.
In this video you can see how Mermaid Kat swims with the wild dolphins from the “Dolphin House” in the Red Sea. Hopefully we will have such great moments together too.
Who is the Mermaid Camp in Egypt for?
Basically, everyone is welcome in our mermaid camp who has a passion for the underwater world and wants to gain new experiences. We want to create a place and time where like-minded water lovers can meet and exchange, learn new things, have an unforgettable time and go home with breath-taking photos.
To take part in the underwater modelling retreat, you must be able to swim well and safely. In addition, we recommend a general level of fitness, because swimming in the sea can be exhausting. No experience in freediving, scuba diving, mermaid swimming or underwater modelling is required.
Regardless of whether you are a beginner or already a professional, nobody is neglected in our mermaid camp. Depending on your personal level, we offer you as much or as little support as necessary and desired.
Since we firmly believe that mermaids and mermen come in all sizes, shapes, colours, ages and genders, there are no visual criteria to meet. However, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Photo Shoots and Underwater Shootings during the Mermaid Retreat
In addition to the fun, the connection with nature, learning and the exchange of experiences, photo shoots are of course the focus of this trip. We would like to help you to expand your portfolio with mermaid and underwater pictures. In order to achieve this, our experienced team is at your side at all times. Throughout the week you will get help with modelling and holding your breath for longer. You will also get constant feedback on your posing in front of the camera. Because of this, we are sure that you will receive outstanding images. After the trip, you can choose your 10 included photos (and more if you want to purchase additional ones). Shortly afterwards, you will receive the fully edited, high-resolution version of your photos. You can then use these photos for private use and for self-promotion, for example on social media or on your websites. Please note that a model release must be signed so that we can use the pictures too.
Can my partner come to the Mermaid Retreat?
Of course, partners are very welcome at Mermaid Week Egypt. They can either take part in all of our activities or just join those that interest them. If your partner is not interested in photo shoots, he / she can still come with us. While we are shooting, he / she can go swimming or snorkelling, for example. Furthermore, both the diving centre and the hotel complex have other activities to offer.
Of course, partners also have the option of choosing 10 photos from the trip. They can also assign these to the participating partner.
Information about Malikia Resort Abu Dabbab and the surrounding area
The Malikia Resort Abu Dabbab is an ideal hotel right on the beach in Marsa Alam. The shape of the hotel is similar to the bow of a ship sailing into the Red Sea from the front. In addition, the tip of the hotel perfectly rounds off the illusion of a luxurious cruise ship. With its impressive views, the sunsets of Marsa Alam provide the wonderful backdrop for this ever-shining, glittering luxury hotel that stretches over the mountains of magical Marsa Alam.
Marsa Alam is a modern natural paradise in Egypt with magnificent beaches that are home to the most magnificent coral reefs in Africa. At this location, travellers can also delve deep into the natural wonders of Abu Dabbab Beach and even swim, snorkel or dive with dolphins. The Malikia Resort Abu Dabbab offers direct access to a breath-taking beach with an exclusive restaurant and bar. If tourists prefer to embark on their adventures on land, they can go on a safari in the desert, take a quad ride in the dunes or the astronomy centre visit the region. For the adventurous traveler, there are many natural and historical attractions such as the Emerald Mines and the Temple of Seti I.
Here you get an impression of the Malikia Resort Abu Dabbab and the diving centre, which will support us on this underwater modelling retreat.
Do I need travel insurance for this Mermaid Camp?
We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for this mermaid camp. Please note that you must also sign a liability release before you can participate in our activities.
What should you bring to this Mermaid Retreat?
- Travel insurance
- Diving license (if you have one and want to go diving)
- Bikini / swimsuit / swimming trunks
- Mask, snorkel, fins (if available)
- Summer clothes
- Sweatshirt / light jacket
- Water shoes
- Rash guard / long sleeved shirt
- Light long pants
- Sunglasses and hat
- Medication needed
- Natural mosquito repellent
- Sea-friendly sun cream (for example from Ringana)
- Mermaid tail if available (no sequin fins!)
- Fashion outfits to shoot
- Waterproof mascara and additional makeup (aside from mascara, normal makeup stays reasonably well in place unless you wipe your face)
- If glitter, please only biodegradable glitter that is digestible for fish
- Wigs in different hair colors (if you want)
- Hairpins and wig glue
- Credit cards and cash (can be changed on site)
- Reusable items such as bottles, cups, bags, etc.
What is included in the price of this mermaid vacation?
- 7 nights at the Malikia Resort Abu Dabbab (double occupancy)
- All-inclusive food and drink
- Three boat trips to special dive sites
- Training in mermaiding and underwater modelling
- Participation in yin yoga and aqua fitness sessions
- At least 8 photo shoots, some on land and some under water
- Working with experienced underwater photographers
- Support from our professional security team
- Lending fin made of fabric from the Mermaid Kat Shop (if you don’t have one)
- 10 edited, high resolution photos (you can choose)
- 1 video of this trip (approx. 2-3 minutes long)
What’s not included
- Flights and transport from the airport to the resort and back
- The use of silicone fins from the Mermaid Kat Shop (silicone fins can be rented for 40 euros per day, this must be communicated to us before the trip)
- Additional photos (if you want to select more than 10, these can be purchased for 40 euros per photo / 360 euros for 10 photos)
What does the Mermaid Camp in Egypt cost?
The cost of the 7-day mermaid trip to Egypt (September 17-24, 2022) is 2,250 Euros (around USD 2,600) per person. Optionally, you can extend your stay at the Malikia Resort Abu Dabbab for another week. In this case, the cost of the 14-day trip (17.09.-01.10.2022) is 2,799 Euros (around USD 3,250) per person. In the second week, however, there are no inclusive activities on our part. Accordingly, you can design the week as you want. Our team will certainly be planning more activities this week. If you are interested, you are welcome to take part in these activities for an additional charge.
To secure your place, we require a deposit of 500 Euros (around USD 580) per person. The open balance is due by July 31, 2022.
How can I take part in this mermaid holiday?
To attend the mermaid camp in Egypt, please contact Scubactive. We will then send you further information and ask for your details. Please note that we will only reserve your place after a deposit of 500 Euros (around USD 580) has been made (please note that the places are in great demand and are therefore booked out quickly). We are always at your disposal for further information on the advertised trip.
Advice, booking and travel agency:
Scubactive – Liveaboard & Lifestyle
Managing Director Thomas Scholz
Tel. +49 6322 – 7914540
Mobile: +49 173 3725736
Our team is looking forward to having you at Mermaid Week Egypt.
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