A mermaiding class in Mabini, Batangas province, Philippines. Photo: AP
A mermaiding class in Mabini, Batangas province, Philippines. Photo: AP

Philippines: Making a splash in the ‘mermaiding’ subculture that’s got fans hooked worldwide

  • People are finding peace and acceptance in the tranquil pastime, ‘Everyone can be a mermaid!’ Filipino mermaiding and freediving teacher says
  • The World Mermaid Championships were last held in China in 2019 and included 70 divers with neoprene tails flipping and posing in a giant glass tank

A mermaiding class in Mabini, Batangas province, Philippines. Photo: AP
A mermaiding class in Mabini, Batangas province, Philippines. Photo: AP
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