Mermaid Tail Safety

Swimming in a mermaid tail is the dream of many young girls. We are here to fulfill the dreams of many ongoing mermaid and mermen.

How safe is swimming in mermaid tails?


Before purchasing mermaid tails, think about mermaid tail safety. First of all it is important to know that mermaid tails aren’t swimming devices. Mermaid tails may only be used by people who are confident swimmers and don’t need any assistance in water. Furthermore, you should use mermaid fins only with an experienced buddy or under supervision. Accidents can happen, doesn’t matter if you wear a mermaid tail or not.

Mermaiding is much fun but it is also exhausting. Swimming in a mermaid tail is a full body workout and a great training for you to keep fit. We suggest to visit a professional mermaid school to learn how to use your mermaid tail properly. Train your way up! Use your mermaid tail in shallow water first. When you are confident in there, work your way up until using it in deep or open water.

Even when you are more experienced in mermaiding, don’t forget your mermaid tail safety. Never stand up in your mermaid tail unless you have something to hold onto. With your legs tight together in the tail it is easy to lose the balance and fall. Standing on hard undergrounds can also damage your tail. Get close to the water before you get into your mermaid tail.

Mermaid Tail Safety

It is also important that your mermaid mono fin has two separate foot straps to guarantee a tight fit. The mono fins being used at Mermaid Kat Shop are adjustable. Mermaid fins with only one foot strap increase the risk of slipping out while swimming. This is annoying and can also bring you in a risky situation.

The fabric tails at Mermaid Kat Shop include the mono fin and a fabric swimwear material. The whole tail is neutrally buoyant and will not pull you underwater. As we don’t use any neoprene or felt covers the tail will not pull you up to the surface. This could make it hard for you to get your face out of the water to breathe.

We use safe materials

The silicone we use to produce our silicone mermaid tails is the highest quality dragon skin silicone available. This kind of silicone is also being used in the medicine industry. Therefore it is very gentle to your skin and won’t cause you any health problems.

As silicone is neutrally buoyant, means it neither floats nor sinks, it is great to swim in it underwater. Our silicone mermaid and mermen tails won’t pull you underwater.

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The quality of mono fins is important when it comes to mermaid tail safety


There are many different kinds of mermaid tails out there. Although not all mermaid tails you can buy are made with high quality materials. Some mermaid fins can actually be dangerous to use in the water.  Before buying a mermaid tail, find out what kind of mono fin is being used in the tail. Mono fins made from acrylic glass can break easily while swimming. This can bring you or your children into dangerous situations. Our mono fins are made from a special plastic which is almost unbreakable. It allows you to glide through the water gently.

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Some mono fins are built with the help of screws or nails which can rust easily. This can damage your mermaid tail and lead to a breakdown of the fin. If this happens in the water, it can bring you in a very risky situation. Our mermaid fins don’t consist of any screws or nails.

A proper freediving mono fin will always have two separate foot pockets. They should have some space in between to stop your ankles from rubbing against each other while swimming. This could cause pain and break your concentration while mermaiding.

Mermaid monofins should have two separate foot straps to secure a proper fit in the water. Losing your monofin while swimming in the water can lead to dangerous situations.
Mermaid monofins should not consist of any screws or nails as these can rust after the use in water and damage fin and tail.
Mermaid mono fins need to be powerful and strong. Unfortunately we have heard of many cases where mono fins broke while children were swimming with them what can lead to dangerous situations.
Mermaid mono fins should have two separate foot pockets with enough space in between, so the ankles can’t touch each other and cause any pain while swimming.

Generally said, yes there are some unsafe mermaid tails out there. We fight against unprofessional and unsafe mermaid tails. The Mermaid Kat Shop mermaid tails count to be the safest mermaid tails available. They are suitable for experienced swimmers who are confident to swim in deep water without any assistance. We hope to be able to make your dream come true. Transform into a real life mermaid or merman. Purchase the best quality mermaid tails available and guarantee your mermaid tail safety.

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