This Retreat and Mermaid School is not only an adventurous trip to Egypt, but you can also share it with like-minded water lovers.
Adventures await you here, such as swimming in mermaid tails and special training workshops on modelling and posing in front of the underwater camera. You will also learn special relaxation and breathing techniques that allow you to hold your breath longer. You will also be photographed by world-renowned underwater photographers. The unique underwater world in Soma Bay offers breathtaking scenery for your underwater shoots. Of course, you will receive ongoing support from our experienced team.
You can also spend time with other mermaids and mermen and make new friends through the varied experiences. In addition to the ultimate adventures, there is of course also enough time to relax. What are you waiting for? Join our mermaid tour to Egypt and look forward to an unforgettable week.
Attention, the following description refers to the retreat “Mermaid Week” to Egypt (21st – 28th September 2024). For information on the underwater model trip (14th – 21st September 2024) please click here.
Offer 1 (one active week and one additional week): Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 plus free extension week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 2 (one active week and one extra week): Free week from 14th September – 21st September 2024 and Mermaid Week from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 3 (two active weeks): Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 plus Mermaid Week from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 4 (one active week without an additional week): Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 or Mermaid Week from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 7 days.
The Breakers, Soma Bay (Hurghada)
Offer 1: 2,999 EUR (around USD 3,300). This offer includes the Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat and an additional week with no planned activities. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 2: 2,999 EUR (around USD 3,300). This offer includes a free week and Mermaid Week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 3: 4,199 EUR (around USD 4,500). With this offer, you will actively participate in both the Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat and Mermaid Week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.
Offer 4: 2,399 EUR (around USD 2,600). With this offer, you will either take an active part in the Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat or in Mermaid Week, without an extension week. The trip includes a total of 7 days.
Accompanying persons who do not take part in the courses and photo shoots receive a discount of 10% on the stated prices.
A deposit of 1,000 EUR is due immediately after booking. The remaining amount is due 6 weeks before the start of the trip.
What you get:
- 14 or 7 nights, depending on the option, accommodation at Breakers (double room occupancy)
- 2 meals per day
- Excursions to special underwater locations
- Training in underwater modelling and underwater dance
- Underwater shootings with experienced underwater photographers
- 10 edited, high-resolution photos (you can choose)
- 1 souvenir video from this trip (approx. 2-3 minutes long)
- Usage of a fabric tail from Mermaid Kat Shop (if you need a fabric tail to use, please let us know in advance)
- Flights to Hurghada and back
- Round-trip transport from the airport to the resort
- Additional food and drinks not included in full board
- Tourist offers such as diving courses, kite surfing, excursions, buying souvenirs, etc.
- Additional photos (if you want to select more than 10, these can be purchased for 65 EUR per photo)
- Single videos (you can choose from different video options for an additional fee, see below)
- The use of silicone tails from Mermaid Kat Shop (silicone tails can be rented for 250 EUR per week (renting for single days is not possible), this must be communicated to us at least 3 months before the trip)
Thomas Scholz (Tom)
Mobile: +49 173 3725736
Attention, the places are in great demand and book up quickly. Therefore, we can only reserve your place once we have received your booking and deposit.
For whom is the Retreat and Mermaid School suitable?
Basically everyone is welcome to our Retreat and Mermaid School who has a passion for the underwater world and wants to gain new experiences. We want to create a place here where like-minded water lovers can connect, learn new things and go home with stunning photos and videos. To take part in this Mermaid Week you must be able to swim well and confidently. In addition, we recommend general basic fitness, because swimming in mermaid tails can be exhausting. However, no freediving, scuba diving or modelling experience is required. No matter if you are a beginner or already a professional, nobody misses out at our Merfolk Retreat. Depending on your personal level, we offer you as much support as you need and want. 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 legal guardian.
Photo Shoots at our Retreat and Mermaid School Egypt September 2024
In addition to having fun, connecting with nature, learning and sharing experiences – photo shoots are of course also the focus of this merfolk retreat. We want to help you expand your portfolio with mermaid/mermen images. To achieve this, our experienced team is always at your side. Throughout the week, you’ll get help with modelling and holding your breath. You will also receive constant feedback on your posing in front of the camera. Because of this, we are sure you will get stunning photos. 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 and high-resolution version of your underwater 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 also use the images.
Video Packages as an Additional Option
If you would like to have an individual video of yourself in addition to the general video of the trip, you can choose between different packages. If you have special ideas, contact our video team Jens and Melli from Dimagefactory directly in advance. So you can work out a concept for your individual video before the trip.
Option 1: PERSONAL TRAVEL HIGHLIGHT VIDEO Your personal highlights of the underwater model trip and the underwater dance course selected by us and cut together as an individual film. | backed with music | Duration 2-3 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Makes your underwater model trip unforgettable! Price: 150 EUR
Option 2: UNDERWATER MODEL MOVIE Extra film recordings and individual scenes edited together for your underwater model movie. | Preliminary meeting with concept development | basic video coaching | additional video shooting | cut together selected by us | backed with music | Duration 3-5 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Perfect for your portfolio! Price: 250 euros
Option 3: DELUXE MOVIE film creation based on an individual storyline cut together as a short film in a cinematic look. | Preliminary meeting with concept development | Screenwriting | individual video coaching | additional video shooting and individual shooting time | with music | Duration 5-7 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Show your character! Epic video footage for marketing, campaigns, portfolio and more. Price: EUR 450
Optional: additionally all individual scenes uncut (including unpublished ones) Price: 100 EUR Major changes in the cut Price: 50 EUR
Here are a few example videos from participants from past Mermaid Weeks:
Frequently asked Questions:
Do I need Travel Insurance for this Mermaid Retreat?
We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for this Retreat and Mermaid School. Please note that you must also sign a liability release before you can participate in our activities.
Can I bring my Partner or a Friend?
Partners, friends and other companions are of course very welcome on our Merfolk Retreat and Mermaid School. They can either participate in all activities or just join those that interest them. Furthermore, both the dive center and the surrounding area have other activities to offer.
Accompanying persons certainly also have the opportunity to select 10 photos from the trip. However, they can also assign these to the participating person.
If an accompanying person is not interested in either our training sessions or photo shoots, they will receive a 10% discount on the total price.
What should you bring to this Merfolk Retreat and Mermaid School?
- 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
- Mermaid Tail, if you have one (if not, please contact us)
- Waterproof mascara and additional makeup (aside from mascara, normal makeup stays reasonably well in place, unless you wipe your face)
- Credit cards and cash (can be changed on site)
- Reusable items such as bottles, cups, bags, etc.
Where will we be staying during Retreat and Mermaid School?
Diving on clean reefs and kite surfing in the turquoise sea and evenings under a starry sky, coupled with an exceptional environmental profile, characterise the world of the sports and lifestyle hotel “The Breakers”. The entire team at The Breaker is committed to protecting its unique environment and is continually implementing new, eco-friendly solutions to protect the multitude of species in the beautiful bay. For this reason, Breakers is the ideal accommodation for our mermaid retreat.
The Breakers – Diving & Surfing Lodge is ideally situated on Somabay’s magnificent house reef. The well-equipped diving center “ORCA Dive Club” is directly connected to the hotel. Most of the guest rooms offer excellent views of the house reef, the lagoon, the house reef jetty and the open sea. In addition to 173 modern rooms, it offers various facilities such as a restaurant with a sea view, beach bar, roof terrace with panoramic sauna, roof bar and open-air cinema. A fitness center and a heated freshwater pool are available to relax after a long day in or on the sea. The massage pavilion with the Thai massage therapists as well as the hairdresser and beauty salon, which ensure further well-being, also offer relaxation.
Another big plus: free WiFi in all rooms and the outlets such as Beach Bar, Reef Bar, Roof Top Bar.
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