Have you or your kids always wanted to see a real mermaid? Now you can! At Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida, one of the oldest theme parks of the state.
People from al over the country come to Weeki Wachee to see its most unique attraction: beautiful women dressed like mermaids, performing in an underwater show.
Being a Weeki Wachee mermaid is not an easy job – even the most experienced swimmers find this very difficult. The women have to spend almost an entire day under water, at a temperature ranging in the lower 70’s. The ideal water temperature for adults is in the higher 80’s. To add to this, the ladies have to wear tight, 15-pound mermaid tails that bind their legs together. It sure does look beautiful, but it’s pretty hard to swim around as though you have only one leg. While under water, the mermaids perform a synchronized choreography routine while trying to breathe through a hidden rubber hose.
But nevertheless, the mermaids manage to swim gracefully, with pretty hand movements and smiling faces.