Who is Mermaid Kat?
Mermaid Kat is a professional mermaid, mermaid trainer and underwater stunt woman based in Perth, Australia. She travels the world as an ambassador of the ocean and swims in her mermaid tails with creatures like dolphins, turtles, whales, manta rays and sharks to create awareness for the ocean environment. The professional mermaid also features in a huge number of movies, TV commercials and advertisement projects.
Everything started with a dream
The professional Mermaid Kat found her enthusiasm for mermaids when she was only 5 years old and watched Disney’s “The little Mermaid” for the first time. From that moment onwards, she wanted to be a mermaid herself. So, Kat used to sit cross-legged for hours, hoping her legs would turn into a mermaid’s tail one day. As this didn’t happen, Kat stopped following that dream of becoming a real life mermaid for a while. At that point she had no idea that one day she would make a career out of being a professional mermaid.
Years later, after the former “Miss Germany International 2006” became a scuba diving instructor, Kat remembered her childhood dream. This time she decided to make this dream come true. Kat practised her freediving skills and underwater movements. She created her first mermaid tail and transformed herself into a real life mermaid. “Mermaid Kat” was officially born in May 2012. Today, she is able to hold her breath for almost 4 minutes and freedives up to a depth of 25 m in her mermaid tail. Having years of experiences in working as an international fashion model helped Kat to quickly develop expertise underwater modelling skills.
With Kat’s skills and experience of working as a fashion model and scuba diving instructor, she quickly became an internationally successful underwater model. Today she features advertising campaigns, tv commercials, magazines, catalogs, movies and music videos.
Mermaid Kat has always had a big heart for animals and the environment. Therefore, she uses her mermaid personality to create awareness for our fragile underwater realm. She hopes that more people learn to appreciate nature and the environment and start protecting it before it. She uses her mermaid character to demonstrate the beauty of the oceans. Therefore, she swims alongside sea creatures like wild dolphins, rays, whales, crocodiles and tiger sharks.
Mermaid Academy and Shop
In August 2012 the professional mermaid opened the world’s first public mermaid school – Mermaid Kat Academy. Kat began to train others and turned them into real life mermaids and mermen. Her first mermaid workshop was accompanied by the German TV show “Auf und Davon” and aired on national German TV. Since then, Mermaid Kat taught several mermaid workshops in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, the Maldives, French Polynesia and Egypt. The main base of Mermaid Kat Academy is now in Germany. In January 2016 Kat opened a branch of her international mermaid swimming school in Perth, Western Australia.
In April 2013 the professional mermaid and her team opened Mermaid Kat Shop – a mermaid tail shop. Here you can buy mermaid tails and other mermaid equipment. You can purchase high quality beginner’s mermaid tails as well as professional full silicone mermaid tails.