Realistic Mermaid Tails
Realistic mermaid tails for sale are not easy to find. Often you can either find mermaids tails for swimming but without a realistic look or realistic looking costumes that are not meant for swimming. If you are interested in realistic mermaid tails for swimming, we have some helpful tips for you.
What materials are used to make realistic mermaid tails?
To manufacture realistic looking mermaid tails, materials like for example rubber, latex or silicone seem to be suitable. Besides the look, a mermaid tail also needs to be efficient when used for swimming. Therefore, materials such as silicone are great. Silicone is neutrally buoyant, which means it neither floats nor sinks. Additionally, mermaid tails are often used in chlorinated water or saltwater. For this reason, silicone seems to be the best material to manufacture realistic looking mermaid tails. Silicone, when looked after correctly, is pretty resistant against chlorine, salt and sand.
Who can use mermaid tails?
Silicone mermaid tails can weigh between 8 and 16 kg. Because of this, these realistic mermaid fins should only be used by adults with capable swimming abilities. Children who would like to become mermaids and mermen can start with different tails. Fabric or spandex mermaid tails are more suitable for children and beginners. Before swimming with a mermaid fin it is important, that participants are comfortable in the water. They need to be able to swim without and assistance, need to be able to hold their breath for around 15 seconds and be able to dive at least 1 m deep. In addition, children should be at least 7 years old.
Mermaid Tail Safety
For us humans, water isn’t our natural element. Therefore, we should always act responsible around water. Children should be supervised by an adult at all times. Also, adults that are swimming with realistic mermaid tails should never practise by themselves. It is always highly recommended to train with an experienced buddy or under direct supervision. When you first start to practise swimming in a mermaid tail, we highly recommend following our “Are you Mermaid Tail Ready?” checklist. Swimming in a mermaid fin is a wonderful experience and we wish you wonderful and safe mermaid adventures. For the most unforgettable mermaid adventures, check out these Mermaid Retreats.