Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School Egypt (September 2027)


Join us for an enchanting adventure at the Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School! This magical experience will help you reconnect with your inner child, setting aside fear and embracing faith and joy. Dive into special training workshops for mermaid swimming, modeling, and posing in front of the underwater camera. You'll also learn relaxation and breathing techniques to hold your breath longer and connect with the healing power of water.

But that's not all! Our rituals and ceremonies will deepen your connection to yourself, others, and nature, reminding you of your worth, power, and strength. With the support of the water's healing energy, you can let go of anything that no longer serves you. This retreat is a safe space and sacred temple where everyone is welcome. Here, we meet each other on equal ground, without judgment, and with acceptance and respect.

Experience a new sense of embodiment through mermaid dance and your connection to the underwater world. The stunning underwater scenery provides the perfect backdrop for your mermaid photo shoots. Spend time with fellow water enthusiasts, making new friends and creating lasting memories through our varied experiences. And don't worry, there will be plenty of time to relax and unwind.

Attention: the following description pertains only to Mermaid Week (18.09.-25.09.2027). For information about the Underwater Modeling and Dance Retreat (11.09.-18.09.2027), please click here.


Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School



Travel dates:

Offer 1 (one active week and one additional week): Underwater Modeling and Dance Retreat from 11.09.-18.09.2027 plus a free extension week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Price: Early bird offer until 30.09.2025: 2,999 Euro (approx. 3,265 USD / 4,782 AUD). After that, 3,350 Euro (approx. 3,652 USD / 5,341 AUD).


Offer 2 (one active week and one additional week): Free week from 11.09.-18.09.2027 and Merfolk Holiday from 18.09.-25.09.2027. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Price: Early bird offer until 30.09.2025: 2,999 Euro (approx. 3,265 USD / 4,782 AUD). After that, 3,350 Euro (approx. 3,652 USD / 5,341 AUD).


Offer 3 (two active weeks): Underwater Modeling and Dance Retreat from 11.09.-18.09.2027 plus Merfolk Holiday from 18.09.-25.09.2027. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Price: Early bird offer until 30.09.2025: 4,199 Euro (approx. 4,571 USD / 6,697 AUD). After that, 4,550 Euro (approx. 4,958 USD / 7,257 AUD).


Offer 4 (one active week without an additional week): Underwater Modeling and Dance Retreat from 11.09.-18.09.2027 or Merfolk Holiday from 18.09.-25.09.2027. The trip includes a total of 7 days.

Price: Early bird offer until 30.09.2025: 2,399 Euro (approx. 2,611 USD / 3,831 AUD). After that, 2,750 Euro (approx. 2,996 USD / 4,396 AUD).

A deposit of 20% is due immediately upon booking. 


The Breakers, Soma Bay (Hurghada)

What you get:

  • 14 or 7 nights, depending on the option, accommodation at Breakers (double room occupancy)
  • 2 meals per day
  • Excursions to special underwater locations
  • Training in mermaiding and underwater modelling
  • Underwater shootings with experienced underwater photographers
  • 6 edited, high-resolution photos (you can choose)
  • 1 souvenir video from this trip (approx. 2-3 minutes long) 

Not included:

  • Flights to Hurghada and back
  • Round-trip transport from the airport to the resort
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tourist offers such as diving courses, kite surfing, excursions, buying souvenirs, etc.
  • Additional photos (if you want to select more than 6, these can be purchased for 50 EUR per photo)
  • Single videos (you can choose from different video options for an additional fee)

Booking via:

Thomas Scholz (Tom)
Mobile: +49 173 3725736


Attention, the places are in great demand and book up quickly. Therefore, we can only reserve your place once we have received your booking and deposit.



For whom is the Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School suitable?

Everyone who has a passion for the underwater world and a desire to gain new experiences is warmly welcome to our Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School. We are dedicated to creating a loving community where like-minded water enthusiasts can connect, learn, and leave with hearts filled with love and memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll also receive stunning photos, videos, and underwater content to cherish forever.

Our goal is to build a supportive environment where we encourage and empower one another, celebrating each person’s victories and lifting each other up. Here, we meet as equals, without judgment, and with acceptance and respect.

To join our Mermaid Vacation and Portfolio Retreat, you must be able to swim well and confidently. We also recommend a basic level of fitness, as swimming in mermaid tails can be physically demanding. However, no prior experience in freediving, scuba diving, or modeling is required.

Whether you’re just beginning your underwater adventure or are already a professional, our Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School caters to all skill levels. We provide as much support as needed, ensuring no one misses out on the magic.

We believe that mermaids and mermen come in all sizes, shapes, colors, ages, and genders. There are no visual criteria to meet. However, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.


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Photo Shoots at our Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School Egypt

In addition to having fun, connecting with nature, learning and sharing experiences – underwater photo shoots are of course another focus during this retreat. Create a unique underwater content portfolio with breathtaking underwater images. To achieve this, our experienced team is always by your side. Throughout the week, you’ll get support on mermaiding, embodiment and breath-work. We know how to accompany mermaids and mermen of all levels of experience. Because of this, we are certain, that we will create magical content together.

After the retreat, you can choose your 6 included photos (and more if you want to purchase additional ones). Shortly afterwards you will receive the fully edited and high-resolution version of your underwater photos. You can then use these photos for private use and for self-promotion, for example on social media or on your websites. Please note that a model release must be signed so that we can also use the images.


Merfolk Community and Mermaid School


Frequently asked Questions:

Which Team accompanies this Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School?

We’ve been organizing International Mermaid Weeks and Underwater Modeling Retreats since 2013, and we’re thrilled to share our love and expertise with you! With years of experience in underwater modeling, mermaiding, and photography, our team is passionate about making your adventure unforgettable. Over the years, we've been honored with various prizes and awards, but what truly matters to us is creating a joyful and supportive community.

You'll be working with some of the best in the field, though we’re still finalizing which photographers will join us on this magical journey. Meet some of our wonderful team memebers, who are all excited to help you shine:

Mermaid Kat, the founder of Mermaid Weeks, has been working as a professional mermaid since 2012. She is a trained scuba diving instructor, free diving instructor and mermaid trainer. Kat is a world acclaimed underwater model, known for her unique underwater content of swimming with sea creatures such as whales, dolphins, sharks and crocodiles. She loves passing on her experiences to her participants and to observe their development during her workshops. Furthermore, Kat is a Dream Life Mentor with the mission to help men and women build an independent freedom based lifestyle they are in love with!

Jens and Melli Drygalla from “D Image Factory” accompany the events with the video camera, capturing all the moments of joy, healing and embodiment. They not only create the souvenir video of an unforgettable retreat, but also like to work with participants on individual video ideas. In addition, both are trained lifeguards and Melli also works as a mermaid trainer at Mermaid Kat Academy Germany. At the World Shootout 2023, Jens was in the finals in the “Underwater Video” category.

Ian Gray is not only Mermaid Kat’s husband, but also an award-winning underwater photographer. Among other things, he won 1st place at the International Diving Festival PAF 2023 in the category “Pool and Creative”. Ian loves working underwater with all kinds of people. Above all, he enjoys working with “newcomers” who are not yet very experienced in underwater modelling. His passion is to support his models with advice and action and to actively support them in developing more self-confidence and posing security.



Do I need Travel Insurance for this Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School?

We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for this Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School. Please note that you must also sign a liability release before you can participate in our activities.



Can I bring my Partner or a Friend?

Partners, friends, and other companions are warmly welcomed at our Merfolk Holiday and Mermaid School! They can join in all the fun activities or pick and choose the ones that interest them. There are plenty of other exciting things to do at the dive center and in the surrounding area as well.

Companions also have the chance to select 6 beautiful photos from the trip, which they can keep for themselves or gift to their participating mermaid or merman.

If a companion prefers to skip our training sessions and photo shoots, they’ll receive a heartfelt 10% discount on the total price. We want everyone to feel included, cherished, and part of our magical community!



What should you bring to this Mermaid Vacation and Portfolio Retreat?

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance
  • Diving license (if you have one and want to go diving)
  • Bikini / swimsuit / swimming trunks
  • Mask, snorkel, fins (if available)
  • Summer clothes
  • Sweatshirt / light jacket
  • Water shoes
  • Rash guard / long sleeved shirt
  • Light long pants
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Medication needed
  • adapter
  • Natural mosquito repellent
  • Sea-friendly sun cream
  • Mermaid Tail, if you have one (if not, please contact us)
  • Waterproof mascara and additional makeup (aside from mascara, normal makeup stays reasonably well in place, unless you wipe your face)
  • Accessories
  • Credit cards and cash (can be changed on site)
  • Reusable items such as bottles, cups, bags, etc.


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Where will we be accommodated during the Mermaid Vacation and Portfolio Retreat?

Diving at clean reefs, kite surfing and surfing on a turquoise sea and evenings under a starry sky, coupled with an exceptional environmental profile, characterize the world of the sports and lifestyle hotel “The Breakers”. The entire team at The Breaker is committed to protecting its unique environment and is continually implementing new, eco-friendly solutions to protect the multitude of species in our beautiful bay. For this reason, Breakers is the ideal accommodation for our Mermaid Vacation and Portfolio Retreat.

The Breakers – Diving & Surfing Lodge is ideally situated on Somabay’s magnificent house reef. The well-equipped diving center “ORCA Dive Club” is directly connected to the hotel. Most of the guest rooms offer excellent views of the house reef, the lagoon, the house reef jetty and the open sea. In addition to 173 modern rooms, it offers various facilities such as a restaurant with a view of the sea, a beach bar, a roof terrace with a panoramic sauna, a roof bar and an open-air cinema. A fitness center and a heated freshwater pool are available to relax after a long day in or on the sea. The massage pavilion with the Thai massage therapists as well as the hairdresser and beauty salon, which ensure further well-being, also offer relaxation.

Another big plus: free WiFi in all rooms and the outlets such as Beach Bar, Reef Bar, Roof Top Bar.


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