Some fifteen years ago, little girls all over the U.S., myself included, had our eyes glued to the television watching The Little Mermaid and praying that one day we would wake up with the latter half of our bodies covered in colorful scales. Um hello, who doesn’t want the ability to live underwater and hang out with adorable fish all day? But then we experienced true internal conflicts as we watched Ariel give up her beautiful tail to be with the love of her life.
Now, even with raging hormones fighting against us, most of us (hopefully) know better than to change our appearances for some boy. Even if he has piercing blue eyes, an adorable dog and lives in a castle. Like whatever, we’re so over it.
But for those of you who aren’t quite ready to give up on your lifelong dream of becoming a mermaid, we have great news for you — the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy has just opened to turn your dreams into reality, at just $40 per session. According to Elitedaily, the classes are open to anyone regardless of age and gender, and they also offer mermaid water scooting and mermaid scuba diving classes. Boys, that means you too can swim around with a heavy rubber tail while being strapped to an oxygen tank.
Here are some pictures so you know what your getting yourself into:
And here’s a promo video to really get you into the mood: