Mermaid Masterclass

Underwater Modelling Workshop

With Hannah Mermaid & Brett Stanley

Hannah Fraser, professional mermaid/underwater model/underwater activist, and world renowned underwater portrait photographer Brett Stanley offer invaluable coaching to either start you on your underwater modelling/mermaid path or to help you become even better!

Between them, Brett & Hannah have decades of experience working underwater and can give you the right information to not only look amazing but to stay safe as well.

Our group underwater model training workshop includes:

  • 1 x 8hr day of training and photoshoots
  • Quality time with Hannah & Brett
  • 4 retouched high resolution images
  • Online proofs gallery of all images

Hannah will also guide you through:

  • Breathwork, Stretching & Movement: Designed to improve underwater performance for modeling, diving & swimming.
  • Flowing mermaid movement to open lungs, ribcage and heart.
  • Body isolations
  • Breath hold
  • How to swim with Mermaid Tails & Dresses for underwater modeling.
  • Tips and tricks.
  • Buoyancy regulation with air release
  • Hair management and flow
  • Eyes, ears, nose underwater care tips
  • Mouth relaxation
  • Body posture & posing underwater
  • Makeup tips
  • Managing fabric and dresses underwater
  • Water /free diving uw safety (shallow water blackout, dangers)

Culminating with in-water photoshoot training with photographer Brett Stanley, putting all these skills into practice in our underwater studio for some amazing images and video.

The workshops will take place at one of the locations listed below, with lunch and refreshments provided.

No experience is necessary, but you must be able to swim and be comfortable in 9ft of water. We can provide a fabric tail if you don’t have one. Minimum age is 10.


July 15th/16th 2023 – Long Beach, CA, USA
Mermaid Bootcamp

August 1st-8th 2023 – Cozumel, Mexico
Merweek Cozumel

October 7th-12th 2023 – Taichung, Taiwan
Divecube (Details TBC)

November – Australia
Sydney & Byron Bay (Details TBC).

April 28th-May 4th 2024 – Bali, Indonesia
Remember Atlantis Retreat
Mermaid School & Sacred Dance Retreat (Details TBC).

August 2024 – Croatia
MerAdria Retreat (Details TBC).

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About the instructors

Hannah Mermaid has been featured worldwide for her underwater ocean conservation and performance art, creating her own spectacular tails, performing for film, music videos, campaigns, photo shoots, public speaking events, festivals & environmental actions. She swims with sharks, whales dolphins, seals, turtles, rays and more in the open ocean. Hannah can hold her breath for minutes at a time and freedive to depths of over 50 feet. She broke records as the first person to dance with Tiger Sharks on the ocean floor with no scuba or snorkel gear, and was part of an activist group who paddled out to protect dolphins from slaughter in the academy award winning film ’The Cove’. She released a short film called Mantas Last Dance that propelled Manta rays into the public eye and helped pass a law to protect mantas worldwide. She is an advocate for ocean protection, female empowerment, animal conservation and universal love!


Brett stanley Underwater PhotographerBrett Stanley is a professional underwater photographer & cinematographer whose innovative work has been published worldwide in magazines such as New York Post, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, D-Photo, Gothesque, Dark Beauty, and features regularly on television . After falling in love with underwater portraiture in 2013 Brett made the move from New Zealand to Los Angeles, and his career has taken him to many countries around the world. His relaxed style of instruction creates a safe and enjoyable environment for his clients, many of whom can’t even swim. Brett’s goal is to bring the underwater experience to anyone who dreams of the surreal and fantastic. Brett also has a purpose-built Underwater Studio in Long Beach, California where he continues to push the genre of Underwater Portraiture.