Unlock you inner mermaid
join the Merdreams retreat
Let your siren soul shine while finding your tribe
5 -11 October 2024, Bozburun, Turkey
Are you done with adulting?Let’s play mermaids!
Are you an adult that feels like they need a break from everyday life? Some time to really let go? You long for a magical way of reconnectiong with yourself?
You’re not alone. Many adult feel like they need a break from the mundaine daily tasks, such as:
Having the pressure of taking care of others.
Everyday seems to be the same, and not very magical.
Lacking of a surrounding that really get’s their merdreams
I must be the only adult who likes merfolk? Wrong.
What if, you could find other adults that share the same interest while sailing the Aegean sea ?
Imagine a week where in you can….
You can wake up every morning feeling confident and empowered, knowing that you are surrounded by people with the same interest.
Develop your mermaiding skills and get the tools to keep on growing onces you get back home.
Make time for you to rest and recharge, you’ll go home with a new found clarity and have found it the most fun way possible.
With Merdreams , that world can be a reality.
During the retreat you’ll connect with like minded adults . Whether you’re just starting out and feeling unsure of where to begin, or you’re a seasoned siren looking to take your skills to the next level. The Merdreams retreat will guide you.
During our trips we’ll focus on detatching from the mundaine life, and reconnecting with our siren soul. We’ll do this in the most playful way.
Here’s what you can expect when you join:
Stay on board
7 days, 6 nights we’ll spend on board of Okyanus. We’ll sail to a new location every day.
Food & drinks
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinners is included, as well as water, tea and coffee.
Every day there will be 2 in water coaching sessions to work on your skills.
Before departure you’ll get access to online course materials.
We’ll make mermazing pictures with our whole group.
Every morning you’ll have the option to join in a yoga session to wake up your body.
You’ll receive fun goodies that will match the merfolk vibe!
A day during the mermdreams retreat
Imagine waking up with the sun…
Gentle yoga in the morning to wake up your body. When the bell rings you know breakfast is being served. After breakfast we’ll spend time in the water. We’ll transform into magical beings there. You take some time to dry in the sun on deck. There is the bell again, it is time for lunch.
In the afternoon you’ll spend a lot of time having fun while exploring your mermaiding skills and the magical surroundings. You’ll loose track of time and at once you’ll notice it is time for dinner. Thanks to the lovely sound of the bell you’ll know it’s time to be pampered again.
In the evening we’ll spend time sharing our experiences and growth we’ve noticed. When the sun goes down you’ll get comfortable and take time to unwind before falling asleep underneeth the stars.
And the next day,… We’ll do it all over agian
Early bird, 2150 euro, until November 30’th 2023
Second wave, 2250 euro, until December 31’st 2023
Final price: 2350 euro
Early bird, 1965 euro, until November 30’th 2023
Second wave, 2065 euro, until December 31’st 2023
Final price: 2165 euro
Want your own room? That is possible for an extra fee of 400 euro This option is sold out.
Ready? Join now.
Enroll now to start your mermaiding journey! With our 7-day retreat, you’ll learn to (re)connect with your inner child an enjoy the mermaid life. Don’t wait any longer, sign up now and take the first step towards achieving a more playful life.
“I went to the Merdreams retreat and I really loved it!! Lelie and Evi who organize it are really sweet and professional, I loved the boat, the captain and his staff are very nice and helpful, the food was soooo good! And I have some good photos from the shoot that I really love. I for sure recommend this retreat!”
Sarie, 2021 participant
“I attended the Merdreams retreat in Turkey and I absolutely loved it! The reason I chose this retreat is because the small group as it would allow me to get to know everyone else on the trip more intimately, and it certainly did! There were 10 of us on the trip and I became really good friends with every single person!”
Andrew, 2022 particpant
“If you are still doubting to join in, know that doubting is not a bad thing if you still want to figure things out but if you really want to have that familiar all-in mermaid trip where you can learn and experience all of the mer-skills. SSI MerInstructors Evi and Lelie are like the best two mer-(mom)-sisters for you . As a trans-mer I thought I would never found myself inclusive in a world of mermaiding but the Merdreams-sisters had proven otherwise. So if you are looking for a mer-safe(r)space, don’t look no further. The Merdreams retreat wil make your dreams happen. It’s only a matter of when.”
Jamine, 2022 particpant
“You don’t want To miss out .”
“Living on a boat for a week was amazing and surreal. I choose to sleep on deck instead of my cabin and sleeping underneath the millions of stars is breath taking! The days were filled with a lot of swimming, as well as times to relax and/or craft.
I 100% recommend the retreat organised by Merdreams! I went in 2022 and it was such a lovely and amazing experience! The organisation, Lelie en Evi are both amazing and lovely. They are amazing instructors! They put together such an awesome itinerary.
The boat and crew were amazing and the food was really good (and this is coming from a picky eater). I am planning to go back in 2024 because of how of an amazing experience it was!”
Isolde, 2022 participant
still hesitant? here’s why You Should join in 2024
We’re confident that you’ll love you’ll love the retreat if you give yourself the chance!
Enjoy life to the fullest! Take that step towards your mermaid dreams!
You’re not sure you can afford it? Lock in the early bird price to get the best price – on top of that you can choose for monthly payments. Don’t be shy to ask these, most people pay in monthly instalments.
Do you find it scary to join a retreat on your own? Most participants join alone.
Feel like everything will go wrong when you’re away from home? Allow yourself to take time for yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Got questions? We got answers!
The is a group shoot included. This will be above water. We do have an underwater photographer joining us. You can book a shoot with Murat Kaptan after registration. 2024 pricing will be announced soon.
If you basic swimming skills are good, you can join in. If you don’t have prior mermaiding experience we do recommend the Basic Mermaid add on option.
The SSI mermaid, open water mermaid and model mermaid are included in the price.
SSI freediver Level 1 is included.
If you are scuba certified then you can join the dive master aboard for dives. This comes at an additional fee of 35 euro per dive. This will be payed in cash on board. Price can change
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We spent several hours a day in the water praticing our mermaiding skills. If you feel like this is too much book a call and we’ll figure it out together.
We are an active retreat. The retreat is for the mind, by being in surrounded by the calming ocean, letting go of everyday life by spending time on your mermaiding hobby. While being surrounded by like minded people.
You can choose to pay in full or in several times. If you pay in several times, the deposit is €500. The trip needs to be payed in full before we leave.
There are 6 spots for beginner mermaids.
There are 4 spots for experienced mermaids.
Due to the nature of the trip you need to be on board at 16h00 the latest. Check in is between 15h00 and 16h00.
There cheap hotels in Bozburun. Booking a hotel for one night can be a solution for that.
Cancellation more then 4 monthbefore departure full refund,
Cancellation between 4 and 1 month before departure, no refund of the deposit.
Cancellation 1 month before departure, no refund
The trip will take place when 5 people sign up. If it gets cancelled you’ll receive a full refund.
Full price needs to be payed before departure.
Flights: cancellation policy is determined by the flight compagny.
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There is option to rent shorties on board, or book a scuba session. This is at an extra cost. We visit a town, Datça, all expenses there are for your own account.
Yes, absolutely! But the wifi isn’t always be best quality. We are out in the water, so the reception can sometimes be bad. For all the EU citizens joinging, Turkey isn’t part of the EU so don’t use roaming during the retreat.rnrnIn the past participants have chosing to buy a Turkish sim card.
Your friend is very welcome. They can even join the freediving course if they prefer that to mermaiding. For guest who don’t participate in any program there are a few Relax, read, hike, sub or snorkel. Scuba diving is also an option. There is a dive master aboard. Scuba dives can be arranged with them. The price for them is the same as the experienced mermaid.
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There are 2 planned in water sessions per day. The are approx 1.5 hour per session.
Sessions 1 is after breakfast, sessions 2 is after brunch
We eat Turkish style food with a lot of veggies. There is also meat and fish. If you have food restrictions. Let us know in advanced so we can try to accommodate.
We eat a light breakfast at 8h00. After the first swimming sessions there is brunch arround 11h to 11h30.
In the afternoon there is a snack.
Dinner starts between 19h00 and 20h00.
If you want extra snacks in between you can bring them on board. There is a fridge you can use to store snacks and drinks.
Water, tea and coffee is provided. If you want soda or alcohol you can provide it. There is a store nearby the boat at the harbour.
Hi, we are Evi & Lelie
In 2019 they we together on a mermaid trip to Egypt. And that a where we decided: “One day we’ll organise trips too.”
Both were already teaching mermaiding by then.
In 2020 Evi became an SSI mermaid instructor, Lelie became it in 2021.
This gave them the last boost to actually organise the merdreams retreat.
Love, the Merdreams team♥️