Join Blue Planet & GalaxSea Mermaid (PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer and St Maarten local Jen Downey) for a long weekend of fin-tastic mermaid activities in St Maarten. Whether you're already a certified mer or have been waiting for the mer-fect opportunity to earn your PADI Mermaid certification, this is the trip for you! Learn or polish your skills in a supportive coaching environment on a beautiful Caribbean isle and take part in an exclusive ocean cleanup.
Want more? Extend your stay and go Pro! Become a PADI Mermaid Instructor and share your passion for the underwater world with other humans.
Saint Martin / Sint Maarten is the world’s smallest landmass shared by two countries, The Dutch and The French. The Friendly Island is often overlooked by travelers on their way to nearby Saba, St. Barth, and Sint Eustatius, but holds its own as a fish lover's paradise. Devastated by Hurricane Irma in 2017, the island is making a strong recovery. With more than 37 beaches, it's also a mermaid's paradise!
Become a mermaid! If you need a sign to get your PADI Mermaid certification, this is it! Get certified in the calm waters of St Maarten's Divi / Little Bay. Then, use that certification to mer in different locations around the island.
Already certified? Join the pod for mer-activities! Hone your skills, learn new ones, and get coaching, photos, and videos in a safe and positive environment. Check out the itinerary below for all the de-tails!
Lend a fin in a Blue Planet exclusive Mermaid Against Debris where we will recover and remove debris from the ocean!
We will also visit beautiful and unique locations around the island via boat and experience what St Maarten has to offer a Blue Planet pod of mers!
Ready to take your mer-game even further and start your own mer-journey? Become a PADI Mermaid Instructor! Add on to your trip and stay a few extra days (until May 10th) and we can help make all your professional mer-dreams come true!
This course has prerequisites. Please get in touch with us for the de-tails!
There’s plenty to keep you occupied top side as well. From history and art tours to parrot paradise, there's never a dull moment. We hear sitting on a beach and relaxing is nice, too. St. Maarten boasts over 37 beaches on its 37 square miles.
For those who adore good eats, the island is a fusion of flavors from the Dutch, the French, and the Caribbean. With two rum distilleries and its very own brewery, your post-mer beverages are sure to be a hit. Where else can you enjoy world-class curry, fresh-baked croissants, and the best selection of Dutch cheeses within steps of each other?
Discover a world of relaxation and adventure at Divi Little Bay! Nestled on a private peninsula, our oceanfront resort offers amenities galore, including a sparkling beach, daily activities for the whole family, complimentary Wi-Fi, incredible beachfront dining, concierge services, free parking, on-site car rental, shopping, and multilingual staff members. When you're ready for rest, retreat to your spacious room/suite to recharge.
Arrive on St Maarten (SXM) anytime Wednesday, May 3rd through your favorite airline. Some non-stop options run from Dulles International (IAD) on United Airlines. Be sure to keep no-fly times after diving in mind when booking your return trip home; depart any time Sunday, May 7th. Please email or call us before booking your flight!
Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a $150 cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip.
Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information.
Enjoy gentle ocean breezes and spectacular beach views from your private patio or balcony with convenient walkout beach access. Each beachfront guestroom offers two queen-size beds and one private bathroom—perfect for couples or friends!
Single occupancy. Enjoy gentle ocean breezes and spectacular beach views from your private patio or balcony with convenient walkout beach access.
Arrive at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), transfer to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, and check-in. Head down to the beach or the pool and start relaxing!