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Young Professional Mermaid Launches School for Aspiring Ariel’s

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Meet the 'Professional Mermaid' Teaching Others to Swim with Tails!

Nikky Wegloop, the 'Professional Mermaid' Teaching Others to Swim with Tails!
Nikky Wegloop, the 'Professional Mermaid' Teaching Others to Swim with Tails!

In a whimsical twist straight out of a fairy tale, Nikky Wegloop, a ‘professional mermaid’ from Mijas Costa, Spain, is making waves as she introduces a school where enthusiasts can tap into their inner fantasy and explore the depths of the sea with their very own mermaid tails.

With a passion for all things mythical and a deep fascination for the ocean’s hidden wonders, 19-year-old Nikky is determined to share her enchanting experience with others. Equipped with her custom-made tail and scuba diving skills, she astounds onlookers as she gracefully glides through the water, leaving everyone in awe.

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Nikky Wegloop, the 'Professional Mermaid' Teaching Others to Swim with Tails!

Dive into the Enchanting World of the Costa del Sol Mermaid Whisperer!

“My love for mermaids started at a young age. I’d always pretend to be one whenever I went swimming,” Nikky explained. “As I grew older, I delved into the world of mythology. That’s when I knew it was more than just a childhood fantasy.”

An avid diver since her early years, Nikky obtained her PADI qualification in February 2023, becoming the inaugural certified mermaid instructor in Costa del Sol. After countless hours of training in the pool, she now explores the open sea, diving alongside schools of fish, captivating both their attention and curiosity.

When asked about the fish’s reaction to her mermaid persona, Nikky said, “It’s quite amusing to watch because fish are used to seeing divers with their masks and bubbles, but when they encounter a bikini-clad mermaid with half-shut eyes because of the salt in the sea, and flowing hair, they can’t help but be intrigued.”

She disclosed that the local fish, affectionately named ‘Freddies,’ are particularly inquisitive, often coming closer to inspect her underwater antics.

Unleash Your Inner Mermaid: Dive into an Enchanting Journey with the Mermaid Maven!

Diving into the intricacies of becoming a mermaid, Nikky shared the process of putting on her tail, which involves a ‘mono fin’ that binds her feet together, creating the iconic tail shape. “It’s like slipping into a tight sock. You have to slowly fill the tail with water while pulling it over your legs. It may take some effort, but it’s worth it,” she expressed with enthusiasm.

Now, the Mermaid Maven herself, Nikky, is offering aspiring Ariels a chance to embark on an enchanting journey and unlock the ocean’s secrets while embracing their inner mermaid. Introducing the Discover Mermaid Experience, this exciting opportunity allows children as young as six and beyond to dip their toes into the shimmering world of mermaids. It’s not a certification but rather an immersive introduction to the art of swimming like a mermaid in three different ways. Participants will also learn the safe techniques of putting on and removing their gloriously shimmering tails and the whimsical skill of blowing bubble kisses.

However, Nikky admits that she has faced some hurtful comments on social media, often from men. But she remains undeterred, encouraging people not to let others’ opinions discourage them from pursuing their dreams. She acknowledges that mermaiding is a fantasy world, but that’s exactly what makes it so enchanting. It’s a chance to escape the ordinary and dive headfirst into a world of magic and wonder.

So, if you’ve ever dreamt of gliding through the crystal-clear waters like a mesmerising mermaid, join the Mermaid Maven and embrace the adventure that awaits beneath the waves. Dare to be different, be mystical, and believe in the power of enchantment.

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Written by: Kat Y (Ginge)

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