Underwater Dance and Modelling Retreat Egypt (September 2027)



Get ready to dive into a magical experience with our Underwater Dance and Modeling Retreat! This retreat is all about reconnecting with your inner child, embracing joy, and letting go of fear. You’ll get to participate in special workshops for underwater modeling and posing, learning techniques that will make you feel like a true underwater star. Plus, our relaxation and breathing exercises will help you hold your breath longer and connect deeply with the healing power of water.

But that’s just the beginning! You’ll also join in on transformative rituals and ceremonies designed to strengthen your connection to yourself, others, and nature. These sacred practices will remind you of your own worth, power, and strength, and help you let go of anything that no longer serves you. In our safe space and sacred temple, everyone is welcome. Here, we meet each other on equal ground, without judgment, and with acceptance and respect.

Our underwater dance course will let you experience your body in a completely new way, teaching you how to express your emotions through movement and connect with the underwater world. The breathtaking scenery of the unique underwater landscape will serve as the perfect backdrop for your photo shoots. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to make new friends and bond with other water lovers through various shared experiences.

The following description is for the Underwater Dance and Modeling Retreat (11.09.-18.09.2027). For information about Mermaid Week (18.09.-25.09.2027), please click here.


Underwater Dance and Modelling Retreat


Travel dates:

Offer 1 (one active week and one additional week): Underwater Dance and Modeling 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 Mermaid Week 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 Dance and Modeling Retreat from 11.09.-18.09.2027 plus Mermaid Week 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 Dance and Modeling Retreat from 11.09.-18.09.2027 or Mermaid Week 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).


Accompanying persons not participating in courses, photo shoots, and other activities receive a 10% discount on the listed prices. A 20% deposit is due immediately after 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 underwater modelling and underwater dance
  • 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
Email: t.scholz@scubactive.de


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 Underwater Dance and Modelling Retreat suitable?

Everyone with a passion for the underwater world and a desire for new experiences is warmly welcome to our Underwater Dance and Modeling Retreat. We aim to create a loving community where like-minded water lovers can connect, learn, and return home with hearts filled with love, unforgettable memories, and stunning photos and videos.

Our retreat is a supportive space where we encourage and empower one another, celebrating each person's victories and offering support whenever needed. This is a place where everyone is valued and embraced with acceptance and respect.

To join our underwater modeling retreat, you must be able to swim well and confidently. We recommend a basic level of fitness, as modeling and dancing underwater can be physically demanding. However, no previous experience in freediving, scuba diving, or modeling is required.

Whether you are just beginning your underwater adventure or are a seasoned professional, our retreat offers tailored support to match your personal level. We believe that underwater models come in all sizes, shapes, colors, ages, and genders, so there are no visual criteria to meet. However, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.


Underwater Dance and Modelling Retreat - Photoshoot with Katrin Gray


Photo Shoots at our Underwater Dance and Modelling Retreat Egypt

In addition to having fun, connecting with nature, and sharing experiences, underwater photo shoots are a major highlight of this retreat. You'll have the opportunity to create a stunning underwater content portfolio filled with breathtaking images. Our experienced team will be by your side every step of the way, offering guidance on dance, embodiment, modeling, and breath-work. We’re skilled at working with underwater models of all experience levels, ensuring we create magical content together.

After the retreat, you’ll get to select your 6 favorite photos (and more if you wish to purchase additional ones). Shortly afterward, you'll receive the fully edited, high-resolution versions of your underwater photos. These images are perfect for private use and self-promotion, whether on social media or your websites.


Frequently asked Questions: 

Which Team accompanies this Underwater Modelling Retreat?

Since 2013, we’ve been hosting amazing International Mermaid Weeks and Underwater Modeling Retreats, and we’re thrilled to share these magical experiences with you. Our team is passionate about underwater modeling, mermaiding, and underwater photography, and we’re here to ensure you have the best time ever. With years of experience and plenty of fun to offer, we can’t wait to embark on this adventure together. We’re still finalizing which fantastic photographers will join us, but rest assured, you’ll be in great hands. Meet some of our wonderful team members who are dedicated to making your experience unforgettable:

Mermaid Kat, the founder of Mermaid Weeks, has worked as a photo model and catwalk model since 2006 and underwater model since 2012. The former “Miss Germany International” is also 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 Underwater Dance and Modelling Retreat?

We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for this Underwater Dance and Modelling Retreat. Please note that you must also sign a liability release before you can participate in our activities.


Underwater male model - Retreat

Can I bring my Partner or a Friend?

Partners, friends, and other companions are warmly welcome at our Underwater Dance Workshop and Modeling Retreat! They can join in all the fun activities or pick and choose the ones that interest them. Plus, the dive center and surrounding area offer plenty of other activities to enjoy.

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

If a companion prefers to skip our training sessions and photo shoots, they’ll receive a 10% discount on the total price.



What should you bring to this Underwater Modelling 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
  • Fashion outfits and dresses for photo shoots
  • 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.


Underwater Fashion Model Retreat - Ian Gray Photography Perth


Where will we be accommodated during the Underwater Modelling 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 Underwater Modelling 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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