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Retreat and Mermaid School Egypt (September 2024)

Embark on a journey like no other with our Retreat and Mermaid School in Egypt. It’s more than just a trip – it’s a shared experience with fellow water enthusiasts.

Get ready for a whirlwind of excitement as you dive into the world of mermaids and mermen. Swim gracefully in your mermaid tails, and immerse yourself in workshops where you’ll master the art of posing underwater. Learn techniques to enhance your relaxation and breath control, extending your underwater adventures. And oh, the photos! Renowned underwater photographers will capture your beauty amidst the stunning backdrop of Soma Bay.

But it’s not just about the thrills. It’s about connections. Bond with fellow mermaids and mermen, forging friendships that will last a lifetime. Amidst the adrenaline, find moments to unwind and recharge your spirits.

So why hesitate? Dive into our Mermaid Week in Egypt. It’s an opportunity for an unforgettable week of exploration and camaraderie.

Attention: The following description pertains to the “Mermaid Week” retreat in Egypt (21st – 28th September 2024). For details regarding the underwater modeling trip (14th – 21st September 2024), please click here.

 

See the Highlight Video of Mermaid Week Egypt 2023:

 

 

Overview:

 

Travel dates:

Option 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.

Option 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.

Option 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.

Option 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.

 

Location:

The Breakers, Soma Bay (Hurghada)

 

Price:

Option 1: 2,999 EUR (around USD 3,300). This option includes the Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat and an additional week with no planned activities. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 2: 2,999 EUR (around USD 3,300). This option includes a free week and Mermaid Week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 3: 4,199 EUR (around USD 4,500). With this option, you will actively participate in both the Underwater Modelling Workshop and Dance Retreat and Mermaid Week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 4: 2,399 EUR (around USD 2,600). With this option, 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 individuals who do not participate in the courses and photo shoots will receive a 10% discount on the listed prices.

A deposit of 1,000 EUR is required immediately after booking. The remaining balance is due six weeks prior to the trip’s commencement.

 

See the Highlight Video of Mermaid Week Egypt 2022:

 

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)

 

Not included:

  • 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)

 

Booking via:

Thomas Scholz (Tom)
Mobile: +49 173 3725736
Email: t.scholz@scubactive.de

 

Attention: These spaces are in high demand and tend to fill up quickly. Therefore, we can only secure your reservation once we’ve received your booking along with the required deposit.

 

Retreat and Mermaid School Egypt (September 2024)

 

For whom is the Retreat and Mermaid School suitable?

Absolutely everyone is invited to join our Retreat and Mermaid School! Embrace a shared love for the underwater world and a thirst for fresh experiences. Our aim is to cultivate a space where fellow water enthusiasts can forge connections, expand their knowledge, and depart with breathtaking photos and videos as souvenirs. To dive into this Mermaid Week, a strong swimming ability is a must, coupled with a confident demeanor in the water. Moreover, a basic level of fitness is advisable, given the demanding nature of swimming in mermaid tails.

Yet, prior expertise in freediving, scuba diving, or modeling is not a prerequisite. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, everyone finds a place at our Merfolk Retreat. Tailoring our assistance to your individual proficiency, we stand by the belief that mermaids and mermen encompass diverse sizes, shapes, colors, ages, and genders, free from any rigid visual standards. However, participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

 

Retreat and Mermaid School Egypt

 

Photo Shoots at our Retreat and Mermaid School Egypt September 2024

In addition to the joy of nature and camaraderie, our merfolk retreat focuses on capturing stunning underwater images. Our experienced team assists with modeling, breath control, and feedback, ensuring unforgettable photos. Choose ten included images (with options for more) for private use and self-promotion. A model release is required for image sharing. Join us in creating magic beneath the waves.

 

Mermaid School and MerFolk Retreat Egypt

 

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?

We extend a warm invitation to partners, friends, and other companions to join us on our enchanting Merfolk Retreat and Mermaid School. Your presence adds to the magic of our journey, and you’re welcome to immerse yourself fully in all activities or simply choose those that spark your interest.

Moreover, within the embrace of our dive center and the surrounding wonders, there’s a tapestry of experiences waiting to be explored.

For those accompanying our participants, the opportunity to curate cherished memories awaits. Selecting 10 photos from our voyage is a heartfelt gesture, a glimpse into the shared moments that define our time together. Alternatively, these snapshots can be dedicated to the participating individual, a gesture of affection and connection.

We understand that not everyone may wish to partake in our training sessions or capture the essence of our journey through photography. As such, we extend a token of appreciation in the form of a 10% discount on the total price for those who choose to embrace their own rhythm amidst our mermaid melody.

 

Bring your partner to this Mermaid Getaway

 

What should you bring to this Merfolk Retreat and Mermaid School?

  • Passport
  • 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
  • adapter
  • 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)
  • Accessories
  • Credit cards and cash (can be changed on site)
  • Reusable items such as bottles, cups, bags, etc.

 

 

Mermaid Getaway for MerFolk

 

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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