MerPeople Retreat Egypt (September 2024)


MerPeople Retreat Egypt (September 2024)

This MerPeople Retreat will give you a chance to remember and connect with your inner child. During this unique experience you have the opportunity to set fear aside and act from faith and joy. Special training workshops for mermaid swimming, modelling and posing in front of the underwater camera await you here. You will also learn special relaxation and breathing techniques that allow you to hold your breath longer. Connect with the healing power of the water and the breath.

Furthermore, you will experience a completely new body feeling during this mermaid school and portfolio vacation. Learn how to embody your emotions physically through the mermaid dance and the connection with the underwater world.

The unique underwater world offers breathtaking scenery for your underwater mermaid shootings. You can also spend time with other water enthusiasts and make new friends through the varied experiences. In addition to the ultimate adventures, there is of course also enough time to relax. What are you waiting for? Have a transformative adventure with like minded people. Join us for the Mermaid Vacation and Portfolio Retreat in Egypt in September 2024.

Attention, the following description refers to the MerPeople Retreat (21st-28th September 2024). For information about Underwater Dance and Underwater Modelling Retreat (14th-21st September 2024) please click here.


MerPeople Retreat Egypt (2024)





Travel dates:

Option 1 (one active week and one additional week): Underwater Dance and Underwater Modelling Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 plus free extension week. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 2 (one active week and one extra week): Free week from 14th September – 21st September 2024 and MerPeople Retreat from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 3 (two active weeks): Underwater Dance and Underwater Modelling Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 plus MerPeople Retreat from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 4 (one active week without an additional week): Underwater Dance and Underwater Modelling Retreat from 14th September – 21st September 2024 or MerPeople Retreat from 21st – 28th September 2024. The trip includes a total of 7 days.



The Breakers, Soma Bay (Hurghada)



Option 1: EUR 2,999 (around USD 3,300 or AUD 4,900). This offer includes the Underwater Dance and Underwater Modelling Retreat and an additional week with no planned activities. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 2: EUR 2,999 (around USD 3,300 or AUD 4,900). This offer includes a free week and the MerPeople Retreat. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 3: EUR 4,199 (around USD 4,600 or AUD 6,800). With this offer, you will actively participate in both the Underwater Dance and Underwater Modelling Retreat and MerPeople Retreat. The trip includes a total of 14 days.

Option 4: EUR 2,399 (around USD 2,600 or AUD 3,900). With this offer, you will either take an active part in the Underwater Dance and Underwater Modelling Retreat or in the MerPeople Retreat, without an extension week. The trip includes a total of 7 days.

Accompanying persons who do not take part in the courses and photo shoots receive a discount of 10% on the stated prices.

A deposit of 20% is due immediately after booking. The course fee of EUR 1,000 (around USD 1,100 or AUD 1,600) is due 90 days before the start of the trip (this will not be refunded in the event of cancellation by you). The balance is due 30 days prior to departure.


What you get:

  • 14 or 7 nights, depending on the option, accommodation at Breakers  (double room occupancy)
  • 2 meals per day
  • Excursions to special underwater locations
  • Training in mermaiding and underwater modelling
  • Underwater shootings with experienced underwater photographers
  • 10 edited, high-resolution photos (you can choose)
  • 1 souvenir video from this trip (approx. 2-3 minutes long)


Not included:

  • Flights to Hurghada and back
  • Round-trip transport from the airport to the resort
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tourist offers such as diving courses, kite surfing, excursions, buying souvenirs, etc.
  • Additional photos (if you want to select more than 10, these can be purchased for 65 EUR per photo)
  • Single videos (you can choose from different video options for an additional fee, see below)


Booking via:

Thomas Scholz (Tom)
Mobile: +49 173 3725736


Attention, the places are in great demand and book up quickly. Therefore, we can only reserve your place once we have received your booking and deposit.


MerPeople Retreat Egypt for Mermaids and Mermen


For whom is the MerPeople Retreat suitable?

Basically everyone is welcome to our MerPeople Retreat who has a passion for the underwater world and wants to gain new experiences. We want to create a place where like-minded water enthusiasts can connect, learn and go home with hearts filled with love and memories that will last a life time. Additionally, you will receive stunning photos, videos and underwater content.

To take part in this MerPeople Retreat you must be able to swim well and confidently. In addition, we recommend general basic fitness, because swimming in mermaid tails can be exhausting. However, no free diving, scuba diving or modelling experiences are required.

No matter if you are just beginning your underwater adventure or if you are a professional, nobody misses out at our MerPeople Retreat. Depending on your personal level, we offer as much support as needed.

Since we firmly believe that mermaids and mermen come in all sizes, shapes, colours, ages and genders, there are no visual criteria to meet. However, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.



Photo Shoots during our MerPeople Retreat

In addition to having fun, connecting with nature, learning and sharing experiences etc., underwater photo shoots are another highlight during this retreat. You will be captured in pure flow underwater showcasing what you have learned during the retreat. It will be interesting to see your own transformation throughout the week. The underwater photo sessions are your chance to showcase all your new underwater skills.

Create a unique underwater content portfolio with breathtaking underwater images. To achieve this, our experienced team is always by your side. Throughout the week, you will get support on dance, embodiment, modelling and breath-work. We know how to accompany underwater models of all levels of experience. Because of this, we are certain, that we will create magical content together.

After the retreat, you can choose your favourite photos. Shortly afterwards you will receive the fully edited and high-resolution version of your underwater photos. You can then use these photos for private use and for self-promotion, for example on social media or on your websites. Please note that a model release must be signed so that we can also use the images.


Mermaid School and Retreat for MerFolk


Video Packages as an Additional Option for the MerPeople Retreat

If you would like to have an individual video of yourself in addition to the general video of the trip, you can choose between different packages. If you have special ideas, contact our video team Jens and Melli from D Image Factory directly in advance. So you can work out a concept for your individual video before the trip.

Option 1: PERSONAL TRAVEL HIGHLIGHT VIDEO Your personal highlights of the MerPeople Retreat selected by us and cut together as an individual film. | backed with music | Duration 2-3 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Makes your underwater model trip unforgettable! Price: EUR 150 (around USD 165 or AUD 250)

Option 2: UNDERWATER MODEL MOVIE Extra film recordings and individual scenes edited together for your underwater model movie. | Preliminary meeting with concept development | basic video coaching | additional video shooting | cut together selected by us | backed with music | Duration 3-5 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Perfect for your portfolio! Price: EUR 250 (around USD 280 or AUD 400)

Option 3: DELUXE MOVIE film creation based on an individual storyline cut together as a short film in a cinematic look. | Preliminary meeting with concept development | Screenwriting | individual video coaching | additional video shooting and individual shooting time | with music | Duration 5-7 minutes | as MP4 file | additionally as Reel | Show your character! Epic video footage for marketing, campaigns, portfolio and more. Price: EUR 450 (around USD 500 or AUD 740)

Optional: additionally all individual scenes uncut (including unpublished ones) Price: EUR 100 Major changes in the cut Price: EUR 50 (around USD 55 or AUD 80)


Here are a few example videos from participants from past MerPeople Retreats in Egypt:








Frequently asked Questions:


Which Team accompanies the MerPeople Retreat?

We have been organising international MerFolk Retreats since 2013. Accordingly, we have quite a bit of experience in the field of underwater modelling, mermaiding and underwater photography. Our entire team has won various prizes and awards over the years. So to speak, you get to work on site with the “Crème de la Crème” in this field. It is not yet certain which photographers will accompany this journey. Here we introduce you to the whole team:


Mermaid Kat, Founder and Professional Mermaid

Mermaid Kat, the founder of Mermaid Weeks, has been working as a professional mermaid since 2012. She is a trained scuba diving instructor, free diving instructor and mermaid instructor. Kat is a world acclaimed underwater model, known for her unique underwater content of swimming with sea creatures such as whales, dolphins, sharks and crocodiles. She loves passing on her experiences to participants and to observe their development during her workshops. Furthermore, Kat is a Dream Life Mentor with the mission to help women build an independent freedom based lifestyle they are in love with!


Video Team:

Jens and Melli Drygalla from “D Image Factory” accompany the events with the video camera, capturing all the moments of joy, healing and embodiment. They not only create the souvenir video of an unforgettable retreat, but also like to work with participants on individual video ideas. In addition, both are trained lifeguards and Melli also works as a mermaid instructor at Mermaid Kat Academy Germany. At the World Shootout 2023, Jens was in the finals in the “Underwater Video” category.


Underwater Photographers:

Konstantin Killer started underwater model photography in 2012. Together with Mermaid Kat, Konstantin offers the Underwater Modelling Workshop in Germany several times a year. He has been an underwater photographer at Mermaid Weeks in the Maldives, Egypt and Thailand. Konstantin and Mermaid Kat have worked together for various fashion magazines and have been repeatedly accompanied by television crews in Germany. Several times, Konstantin has won 1st place in the “Underwater Fashion” category at the World Shootout.

Ian Gray is not only Mermaid Kat’s husband, but also an award-winning underwater photographer. Among other things, he won 1st place at the International Diving Festival PAF 2023 in the category “Pool and Creative”. Ian loves working underwater with all kinds of people. Above all, he enjoys working with “newcomers” who are not yet very experienced in underwater modelling. His passion is to support his models with advice and action and to actively support them in developing more self-confidence and posing security.


Mermaid Portfolio Workshop and Retreat


Do I need Travel Insurance for the MerPeople Retreat?

We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for this retreat. Please note that you must also sign a liability release before you can participate in our activities.


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Can I bring my Partner or a Friend to the MerPeople Retreat?

Partners, friends and other companions are of course very welcome to join the retreat. They can either participate in all activities or just join those that interest them. Furthermore, the surrounding area have other activities to offer.

Accompanying persons certainly also have the opportunity to select 10 photos from the trip. However, they can also assign these to the participating person.

If an accompanying person is not interested in either our training sessions or photo shoots, they will receive a 10% discount on the total price.


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What should you bring?

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance
  • Diving license (if you have one and want to go diving)
  • Bikini / swimsuit / swimming trunks
  • Mask, snorkel, fins (if available)
  • Summer clothes
  • Sweatshirt / light jacket
  • Water shoes
  • Rash guard / long sleeved shirt
  • Light long pants
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Medication needed
  • adapter
  • Natural mosquito repellent
  • Sea-friendly sun cream
  • Mermaid Tail, if you have one (if not, please contact us)
  • Waterproof mascara and additional makeup (aside from mascara, normal makeup stays reasonably well in place, unless you wipe your face)
  • Accessories
  • Credit cards and cash (can be changed on site)
  • Reusable items such as bottles, cups, bags, etc.



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Where will we be accommodated during the MerPeople Retreat?

Diving at clean reefs, kite surfing and surfing on a turquoise sea and evenings under a starry sky, coupled with an exceptional environmental profile, characterize the world of the sports and lifestyle hotel “The Breakers”. The entire team at The Breaker is committed to protecting its unique environment and is continually implementing new, eco-friendly solutions to protect the multitude of species in our beautiful bay. For this reason, Breakers is the ideal accommodation for our MerPeople Retreat.

The Breakers – Diving & Surfing Lodge is ideally situated on Somabay’s magnificent house reef. The well-equipped diving center “ORCA Dive Club” is directly connected to the hotel. Most of the guest rooms offer excellent views of the house reef, the lagoon, the house reef jetty and the open sea. In addition to 173 modern rooms, it offers various facilities such as a restaurant with a view of the sea, a beach bar, a roof terrace with a panoramic sauna, a roof bar and an open-air cinema. A fitness center and a heated freshwater pool are available to relax after a long day in or on the sea. The massage pavilion with the Thai massage therapists as well as the hairdresser and beauty salon, which ensure further well-being, also offer relaxation.

Another big plus: free WiFi in all rooms and the outlets such as Beach Bar, Reef Bar, Roof Top Bar.



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