Welcome - Dobrodošli!
M e r A d r i a is the first Croatian mermaid retreat & mini-con with a cause, benefitting the Adriatic Sea and its marine life - brought to you by certified local professionals in sync/love with our planet🔱
Croatia (local name: Hrvatska) is a land of a 1000 islands with centuries of rich history, legends and breathtaking nature. It is also home to a small river town with mermaids on its crest - where MerAdria's creatrice SireNea hails from! Known for its hospitality and Mediterranean soul food, there is a reason Croatian famed hashtag is #croatiafulloflife
Join us in savoring the fragrant air and crystal clear sea full of life as you experience our famous hospitality and Mediterranean soul food. Immerse yourself in the real-life fantasy world of MerAdria, an exclusive eco-paradise on a new Croatian island each year!
Lošinj island, 21.-25.8.2023.
RECAP on our socials !
🐚 Miss MerAdria pageant where you can win a FREE silicone tail by MerAlex (fully customized, dragonskin, 3000€ value)
𓇼 optional red carpet w/national & regional media coverage & siren concert by Nathuoriel
🐚 4 exclusive Workshops by headliner Hannah Fraser - the most famous OG mermaid in the world, as seen in the viral Netflix series "MerPeople"
𓇼 learn everything important for merfolk - from UW modeling to Conservation through Mermaiding!
Vis island - the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland in Dalmatia region. It's a real-life retreat for our Adriatic sea's native marine species, including bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles and one-of-a-kind, timid Mediterranean monk seal (aka "morski čovik"), alongside its world-famous Blue and Green Caves!
Closest Croatian airport is Split; from there ferries continue to Vis (around 8€ one way).
🐚 Content shoots:
(props provided, including lyra/aerial hoop)
𓇼 Dry photo & video shoots
𓇼 Underwater photo & video shoots
𓇼 Professional Makeup & Styling assistance for shoots available upon request
𓇼 Silicone and fabric tails for shoots and swims available upon request
🐚 Welcome package & Farewell gift bag with MerAdria certificate
🐚 Access to all retreat classes and lessons
🐚 Participating in eco-activities and adoption of endangered marine animals native to Croatian Adriatic sea
🐚 MerAdria Market pop-up (free seller booth upon request for retreat attendees, rentals for everyone else)
🐚 Certifications available upon request in advance (mermaid, freediver, scuba)
🐚 MA24 accomodation (if you are traveling with family/friends/SO - we have options!)
🐚 certifications available upon request (mermaid, freediver, scuba) at extra cost
🐚 + a few more surprises !!!
Hannah Fraser created the vocation of ‘Freelance Mermaid’ in 2003. She has been hailed as ‘Queen of the mermaids’, featured worldwide for her ocean conservation and underwater performance art, creating spectacular mermaid tails, performing for film, music videos, photo campaigns, public speaking, events & environmental actions. She trains mermaids for live stage acts and underwater performances, curating alluring groups of sirens to delight audiences worldwide.
Hannah has long been a stand for empowerment and women being able to express their beauty with a deep connection to nature and the ocean. Hailing from Australia, Hannah dances with sharks, whales dolphins, seals, turtles, rays and more in the open ocean, capturing breathtaking imagery of human & animal encounters, as an advocate for ocean protection, female empowerment, animal conservation and universal love!
Meet the Team
Croatia’s first, and only professsional mermaid for the past decade and a PSS certified freediver. On land Néa is a professional multilingual actress, model, MUA and multi-faceted creative, splitting time between Europe and USA.
As a volunteer and humanitarian for the majority of her life, environmental work is a cause extremely dear to Néa's heart. She conceived MerAdria in the heat of the pandemic lockdown and strives for it to become an international oasis for merfolk lovers while raising awareness and benefitting her native Adriatic Sea & its marine life.
Slovenia's first pro mermaid and founder of Arabella Mermaid Academy, a swim teacher and a lifeguard. She became a professional mermaid and instructor in the Philippines with IMSIA, and later competed in the World Mermaid Championship 2019 in China.
Through the art of mermaiding, she wants to bring magic into the life of others, inspire and raise awareness about ocean pollution. Barbara is also publishing a children's mermaid book to teach children about values, the importance of gratitude and dreaming, because dreams do come true if you believe!
Italian tailmaker and costume designer for Disney Italia (The Little Mermaid premiere) and art professor with a Master in Fine Arts and Special FX in Rome.
He created SireNea's unique skintone silicone tail and is a proud sponsor or MerAdria's pageant! Alex enjoys sharing the love and passion for the sea and ocean conservation with like-minded folks of MA, as well as bringing fantasy to life through art and finding oneself's peace and freedom in it.
Tamy Deluxe (SLO)
The graphic designer behind MerAdria logo and banners, Tamy is an award-winning tattoo artist seasoned in mermaid tattoos, costumer specialising in 18th century, aspiring mermaid tail designer, as well as Nitrox and PADI Open water advanced certified diver.
Ambient vocalist creating unique haunting, ethereal, siren music; she is behind the music in most of MerAdria videos.
Nath is a coach for singing and Japanese, as well as a certified AIDA** freediver.