Just when you think you’ve seen it all, both above and underwater, the mermaids of China surprises the heck out of you.
Last month, the Ambassador Lagoon inside China’s Atlantis Sanya resort, was host to the world’s largest get together of mermaids. Yes, those mystical creatures that only live in fairy tales and movies.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is an international organisation that serves as the board for divers of all sorts around the world. It’s also an internationally accepted institute if you want to get a qualification as a diving instructor. So, it’s a pretty serious organisation.
But, it seems as though even they have a sense of humour, because they have now approved four courses where you can learn how to swim like a mermaid while wearing your mermaid tail.
The Guinness World Record was completed by 110 mermaids in the hotel’s 11-meter deep lagoon. While being filmed, they did various stunts.
Mermaiding has become very popular in China as men and women across the country try their hand, or tail, at it.
Watch the CGTN video below to see how the world’s largest mermaid show happened.
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