A lot of girls have dreamt of being a mermaid. Surely that Disney films influenced them, but there is a little more to it. Mermaids have always been magnificent creatures that all the girls wanted to be, and all the boys wanted to marry.
Maybe it’s the movies, Ariel was always that one red bombshell that got everyone’s mind crazy. The sole proof to that is that every Halloween numerous Ariels just pop out. She is like Cinderella or Snowhite, but the cooler version.
The older we got, the clearer was the fact that the mermaid dream was just a dream. Or was it? Maybe you can revive the dream of being a mermaid. If we tell you that there is a company that will pay you to hang out in the water and do the things that mermaids do, would you believe us? And no, you don’t have to dye your hair red.
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is a home to numerous Weeki Wachee mermaids. If you would like to be one of them, read carefully.
There are some conditions that you need to satisfy.
- The minimum age for this job is 18.
- You must be available to work at least four days a week (including weekends) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
- You need to be a good swimmer and be able to swim 400 yards in under 15 minutes (it can be a challenge)
If you’re hired, you’ll have to get scuba certified, and you’ll have to learn how to perform routines underwater in 74-degree water while a current pulls you this way and that.
You do that in training. But training is just the start — mermaids must master the underwater routines. Some of the mermaids that work there agree the Ferris wheel is the most difficult move. For this move, the women drop their hoses, grab each other’s tails and create something like a Ferris wheel as they swim in a loop. It can be a little bit stressful because if you mess it up, everyone will fail because of you. So it isn’t too easy-breezy lemon-squeezy. But that’s why there is training.
After the performance, mermaids are taken into a “hot room” so their body temperatures can stabilize. It helps in drying their tails after a 30-minute performance.
Mermaids that work there agree that it is a very rewarding job. You get to swim in a lot of aquariums, you travel, swim with different kinds of fishes (even sharks) and seeing the admiring look on children’s face is amazing. They see you as a real mermaid.
In case all of this sounds enticing to you, you should apply for the job.
If all of this sounds too abstract to you, here is a video where you can see for yourself what does it look like. The video features above mentioned Ferris Wheel which is one of the biggest challenges to the mermaids.
As you would start off, you would be paid $10 an hour. But you would be a mermaid, and how cool is that?
To start your journey to being a mermaid, apply for the job by sending a recent photo of yourself and resume to [email protected]