Thursday, September 19, 2013
Style File: Mermaid Lessons
Mermaids do exist at least at a historic hotel bar. 7's Belkys Nerey shows us a way to become a mermaid for a few hours in tonight's Style File.
Kristal Mize: "They are just beautiful. They are graceful. When I was a little girl I did dream of being a mermaid and I used to swim all the time."
Well, now you can leave life on land and plunge into life under water.
Marina Anderson is the head mermaid of the popular MeduSirena Aquatic Show, which takes place at the Wreck Bar inside the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel.
Marina Anderson: "I've been an aquatic performer for 25 years. I started doing these shows at The Wreck seven years ago in an effort to preserve the location. These places are almost gone, there are less than a handful in the U.S. of porthole pool bar establishments."
The Sheraton Hotel recently launched a package where guests can get a one hour lesson on how to swim like a mermaid.
Marina Anderson: "We go under water and we start exploring what it's like to perform under water. It's not just putting on a tail and swimming. You learn underwater buoyancy, you learn how to move gracefully, you learn how to pose for a camera."
Marina who started free diving at just three years old, says it's all about the peep show that the audience sees through the portholes.
Marina Anderson: "This whole thing is based on the portholes. You want to make these impressions when you're on each porthole, it's like a visual photograph."
Participants also get the chance to make a special cameo in the MeduSirena Show and a $25 credit to use at the Wreck Bar.
Kristal Mize: "The experience of guest swimming is amazing to be under there and see the people in the bar, to be able to see the looks on the children's faces. It's so much fun."
This is no fish tale, just a way to keep the mystery of mermaids alive.
The aquatic show in the Wreck Bar is every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:30 to 7:00. The mermaid package starts at $139 a night, which includes a night's stay at the hotel.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The Wreck Bar @ The Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort
1140 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
You can contact MeduSirena: