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Largest underwater mermaid show and Guinness record - film

110 Sanya Atlantis and PADI Mermaid divers set a new Guinness World Record by hosting the largest underwater mermaid show in the world. The event took place on 28 April 2021, at Atlantis Sanya Resort in China. Sanya Atlantis Resort teamed up with dive training and certification organisation PADI to host an unprecedented event. The
Published: May 5, 2021 - 09:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 22:28
Largest underwater mermaid show and Guinness record – film

110 Sanya Atlantis and PADI Mermaid divers set a new Guinness World Record by hosting the largest underwater mermaid show in the world. The event took place on 28 April 2021, at Atlantis Sanya Resort in China.

Sanya Atlantis Resort teamed up with dive training and certification organisation PADI to host an unprecedented event. The largest underwater mermaid show, with 110 PADI Mermaid Divers and safety divers taking part. Participants in the event came from all over China. The result? Great! As you can see in the attached photos and video.

The biggest mermaid show Most of the participants of this amazing event are PADI Mermaid instructors. Not surprisingly, everything went smoothly and the photos and videos recorded are very impressive. The safety of the 110 participants was supervised by safety divers, and professional medical and rescue teams were also on standby.

Largest underwater mermaid show The long road

Preparations for the show took many months. Without a doubt, the Sanya Atlantis and PADI China teams put a lot of work and commitment into the planning, execution and logistical support in the run-up to the event.

Everyone put a lot of work into the project, as training, coaching and many joint rehearsals and exercises were necessary. In the end, after an intensive preparation period, constant corrections and adjustments (from the director to the actors, the film crew to the security guards and logistics) everyone was ready. The whole team of people working on the event gave their all and contributed to creating a great show.

Largest underwater mermaid show The most distinctive location in Sanya Atlantis – the Ambassador Lagoon – was chosen as the venue for the performance. The transparent acrylic wall that separates the audience from the water tank here is 16.5 metres long, 8.3 metres high and 0.65 metres thick. Inside is 13500 tonnes of seawater, and on 28 April the additional contents were 110 PADI Mermaid divers.

The Amazing PADI Mermaid Grand final

For the biggest underwater mermaid show and Guinness record to become a reality, all participants had to be in the water at the same time. On 28 April, excitement and excitement accompanied everyone from the very morning. The grand finale and what everyone had worked for over the past months was fast approaching.

110 PADI Sirens

Ms Wu Xiaohong, who oversees Guinness World Records attempts, was also on hand. She read out the rules that had to be followed for the largest underwater mermaid show to be recognised.

The show started punctually at 9.30 a.m. The changing formation, beautiful posture and breathtaking performance created an amazing atmosphere. The people gathered that day at Sanya Atlantis gazed as if enchanted at the magical spectacle created by 110 PADI Mermaid divers. At the end, Ms Xiaohong confirmed that everything had taken place according to protocol and the rehearsal was valid.

110 PADI sirens Guinness record China
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A great success for PADI Mermaid in China

The PADI Mermaid programme was launched in late 2020. It aims to give lovers of the underwater world the opportunity to explore their passion in a new dimension. Currently, there are more than 600 PADI Mermaid instructors in China and more than 50 affiliated centres in PADI that offer this type of training. It is worth mentioning that since the introduction of the new PADI programme in China, up to 30% of the certificates issued are PADI Mermaid training.

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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