An An is an 8 years old little mermaid from MissVsea mermaid academy. She is a Chinese Vietnamese mixed, and fluent in English, Chinese and Vietnamese. She loves swimming and diving. She dreamed to swim like a mermaid so that she could explore the ocean.
Beth Neale is from South Africa and is a three-time freedive champion, master dive instructor and ocean conservationist. A modern mermaid at heart, Beth spends her time in the water using her iconic mermaid leggings with fins. Beth creates unique courses, based on building confidence as well as teaching freedive skills. She is known for her “one breath adventures”, inspiring children & adults to fall in love and care for the ocean. For the 25th anniversary of ADEX, Beth will teach up to 50 Children the dolphin kick in the ADEX Pool, using Finis Mermaids fins that can be kept. The children will also be issued a certificate by Beth.
A dancer since the age of four, Deva’s mastery of dance has evolved from traditional dance, modern dance to fusion and now dancing underwater as a mermaid. Her career as a dancer skyrocketed when she joined Orange Production, the largest dance company in Bali, as a professional dancer 16 years ago. Based in Bali, she has been touring Asia since 2007. An accomplished director, show conceptualiser and costume designer, Deva started Mermaid Deva in Bali two years ago. Mermaid Deva not only makes mermaid tails, they provide and groom mermaid talent by providing mermaid courses as well.
Mermaid Ginger is a professional aquatic performer, published model, actress and conservationist from Hollywood California, USA. She is best known for her on-land and underwater mermaid imagery and live performances. She also spreads conservation awareness with her online voice, inspiring others to help protect the planet in small but impactful ways. Ginger has performed in five countries including ADEX 2018 in Singapore and China. She recently was involved in a TV commercial in Brazil.
Hannah is a traveler who loves to explore the world while working. Whenever she visits different places and discovers that the beautiful scenery is being destroyed by garbage; whenever she jumps into the ocean and discovers that the amazing blue ocean has been flooded with trash... she knows that this is no longer other people’s business and is taking it as her own responsibility to advocate and promote environmental protection awarenesses. From being a scuba diver to a free-diver, and now a mermaid of MFI, the educational system of MFI equips her with skills and knowledge to let more people know Earth’s call for help.
She can change the world, and so can you!
Indonesia Mermaid Pod is a community of free divers bonded through their affection towards mermaids. Their main occurring event is the community’s Bi-annual “Ocean Clean-Up” trips, diving trips with an added Ocean & Beach Clean-Up session and knowledge sharing. Through travelling and learning together about ocean plastic and the environment, they aim to share an understanding of what everybody can achieve as a community. They have found that more and more people are willing and eager to take part in a bigger common purpose: safeguarding the ocean and our home.
Now living in Western Australia, Jacinta performs at the world-renowned Busselton Jetty in the Underwater Marine Observatory. Jacinta has pursued a career in outdoor leadership and education where she inspires and motivates children and young adults to appreciate the environment and evoke a spirit of protection. Jacinta is an official affiliated partner of Mahina Mermaid, promoting the beautifully designed MerFin whilst encouraging a sense of adventure and importantly, our role in ocean conservation.
Blacky is a Ph.D. Candidate of the school of Nursing, the University of Hong Kong responsible for the preparation of medical-related content in the MFI education material. Currently, she is on the way to became a free diver and professional mermaid. As a free-diver, she is fascinated by the vagaries of the ocean. As a mermaid she is raring to share the beauty of the deep blue with friends and strangers.
~ Professional Mermaid Pioneer since 2004
~ Ocean Conservationist
~ Innovator of the world’s first Mermaid Fin 2006
~ Trailblazer of ‘Mermaid’ as a functional watersport lifestyle
Mahina Mermaid is one of the leading pioneers of the mermaid industry. Trail blazing the professional career of mermaiding, in 2004 Mahina, became one of the first Real Life Professional Mermaids in the world. Mahina is highly sought after for film, TV, advertising commercials, music videos, commercial, photographic and environmental campaigns.
As a result of her passion to share the experience of mermaiding with the world, and to inspire a culture of connection and care with our natural water environments, In early 2006, Mahina went on to innovate and design the world’s very first functional mermaid fin. The famous, multi award winning MerFin is regarded the most functional, highest performing & safest mermaid fin available on the market today.
A passionate and focused craftswoman, Mahina ensured her MerFin would gift others an authentic feeling of swimming with a sense of fluidity, freedom and connection with oneself when entering the water. Encouraging a spirit of care and responsibility towards our ocean, MerFin’s became the worlds first eco-friendly/ recycled rubber fin ever produced.
A true water woman, Mahina was pulled by her desire to bring more women into the water and to contribute to the growth of women’s watersports by innovating a staple, efficient, quality and safe piece of water equipment that would last well into the future.
Early on in her design faze, Mahina’s focus shifted away from creating full leg enclosed mermaid tail costumes and instead became about reshaping the way women and girls connect with the water; Today her unique, functional and elegantly beautiful expression of the MerFin has become a global trend throughout surf, lifestyle, sport and swim fashion culture.
Mahina articulates and names the difference between ‘mermaiding’ as an underwater performance art in a full tail costume; and what her mission remains to be; developing ‘Mermaid’ into becoming a functional, practical, accessible women’s water sport culture, and an activity for holistic and wellbeing lifestyle.
For Mahina, ‘Mermaiding’ is a playful meditation; a deep reconnection to our natural living world. Sharing this enriching water device and activity with others has been her calling, and a way to inspire greater awareness of our human role in caring for our oceans and advocating for the preservation of marine life and reducing marine debris.
Mahina’s mission remains to continue to spread the message of what it means to have a true mermaid heart … one who is attuned to her environment, creates beautiful waves in the world and is an integral steward of the sea..
Maize is a Hong Kong's mermaid performer.
She is one of the first graduated MFI mermaid instructor in Hong Kong and a member of MFI education committee. With more than ten years of experience in portrait photography and makeup styling, she hopes that every mermaid student can express a unique beauty of herself confidently and make every mermaid become an ocean ambassador, thereby raising public awareness of marine conservation.
Alex and Irina are from Russia but work as performers in China. They represent a true love story between a Merman & Mermaid. Originally a swimmer and a synchro swimmer, they fell in love with each other creating “Mermaid -Couple” and performed around the globe. An actor, Alex has appeared in several productions while Irina is a photographer and creates jewellery from natural materials. Their aim is to inspire people to fall in love with the underwater world and marine life. Now they create unique short underwater performances (“Alice in Waterland” and “Spiderman saves the Ocean”).
Nina, also know as SG Lil Mermaid, was born in 2011. At the age of two, she fell in love with Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. At the tender age of four, she attained her first certification by the National Water Safety Programme, SwimSafer Stage 1. Currently, she constantly strives to train and achieve more advance certifications. She believes she is, and has always been, a mermaid with a duty to uphold and protect marine life by educating all land-folks on the importance of water safety and making the ocean clean and safe for all.
Surrounded by the glistening waters of Lake Michigan, Mermaid Phantom proudly declares Traverse City, Michigan her home. Unlike many professional mermaids, she is unable to swim with children due to her poor eyesight. Because of this, she adds magic to the world in other ways. Phantom is the face behind “The Magic Crafter,” a weekly YouTube show that features realistic mermaid and fairy videos, fairytale craft tutorials and informational content for aspiring mermaids. She aims to build a community of free-spirited individuals that share her love for the natural world, creativity and that spread kindness and joy everywhere they go.
Tama and Tami are twin sisters from Indonesia. Both started their Mermaid journey only recently. Tama is working as a Business Development Associate in one of the biggest e-commerce company in Indonesia whilst doing her passion as a mermaid. Tami is a marine conservationist and currently undertaking a master degree in Environmental Management in Australia and. From time to time the Mermaid Twin is featuring in the only underwater theatrical show in Jakarta.
Hello, everyone! My name is Pan Yile. I'm a little mermaid from MissVsea. I like the sea, I like to swim with the fish in the sea! I like the mermaids bring me happiness very much! Swimming in the world is my dream! Thank you very much!
Mermaid Pia is a professional mermaid based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is a performer at the first combined theatrical underwater show in the world. The show takes place before and behind the tank window. An underwater model, Pia is a freediver and PADI Divemaster as well. With her passion for educating people, mermaids, oceans and marine life, Pia’s aspiration is to set up her own mermaid school in Indonesia, where she can pass on her mastery of mermaid manoeuvres and swimming in a fun and safe way.
To Sandy, being in the ocean is the most delighted thing on the planet.
At the beginning, she started to shoot underwater photo to record the beauty of the underwater ecology. To stay in the water longer and more calmly, she trains in freediving and practices hard. And to share love for the ocean, she became a mermaid. She popularizes not only the mermaid swimming skill, but also raising the knowledge of the marine conservation to the children. She hopes that mermaid educations could make people love the ocean more, just like herself.
My name’s Shang Bohan. I’m 10 years old. I’m a little merboy from MissVsea merboy academy. I want to be a biologist, because I’m very interested in marine organisms. In my spare time I’d like to read books about the ocean. I’ve taken part in the Little Ocean Guardian Program, to tell people around me to protect the earth and the ocean and reject animal shows.
I hope I can travel around the world.
Sherin Tang, Miss Scuba International (Hong Kong), ADEX Mermaid Ambassador (Hong Kong) and second runner-up of the 2017 ADEX Mermaid Challenge, is an actress and performer with a glowing stage record. Previously a backup dancer for Hong Kong stars such as Aaron Kwok, Leon Lai and much more, currently an actress and hostess in movies, musicals, and TV shows. Sherin now promotes mermaids, freediving, scuba diving and marine conservation through her book on her ocean adventures as a mermaid. Sherin also took part in a TV show ‘Mermaid’ which broadcasted on Guangdong Radio and Television in 2018 Summer. Furthermore, she took part in a micro film shot by Kent Yeung about marine conservation in HK called 'Dive. Hong Kong' is shown in ADEX too.
Singapore's first ever professional mermaid, Syrena is the founder of the Singapore Mermaid School and is forging a new mermaid movement in Asia that champions strength, beauty, and love as its core values. The Singapore Mermaid School is the first of its kind! Blending mermaid theory and physicality, it immerses students in a holistic mermaid experience of a lifetime.
A SSI Mermaid Instructor, Venisa participated in Poly Yunan Property’s promotional film and the promotional film of China International Tourism.
Venisa believes that life has a limit but knowledge does not. With the universe so endless and life so limited, she hopes to explore the magic that the universe gives to nature in her limited time on Earth.
My name is Wang Yutong, the little mermaid from MissVsea, a 10-year-old girl from southern China. I like dancing, swimming, art and music, especially the sense of joy and self-blooming in the water. I hope to be close to the sea like a mermaid and swim in the sea. I am determined to protect the sea and protect sea creatures.
Xiao Jia is a mermaid coach from Miss Vsea and is in charge of the Chenzhou store. She is responsible for teaching basic Mermaid techniques and overseas traveling. She hopes that all of us who loves the sea can swim freely and protect the ocean.
My name is Yu Ruofei, I am a pupil of grade five. I like travelling and I like marine organism. Diving is my favourite sport. Through diving, I learned that human littering causes serious pollution to the ocean. Global warming leads to massive coral whitening. I want to protect the beautiful ocean. So on my eleventh birthday, I joined MissVsea mermaid school and became a real little mermaid. I am determined to be a volunteer to protect the ocean!
Yuri Chan is the founder of the Mermaid Star (Hong Kong) Academy, a film actress, singer, and an ex-TVB artist. She has longed to become a mermaid since young, and fulfilled her dream by starting a mermaid course in 2016 – the only mermaid course available in Hong Kong. Though still active in the entertainment industry, Yuri aims to promote the art of mermaiding all around the world.