MerAdria retreat - Croatia


Brought to you by SireNea (HR) X Arabella mermaid academy (SLO) 


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Néa Dune is Croatia’s first mermaid (SireNea) for the past decade, and hopes to change that! On land she is a professional multilingual actress, creature performer, model/covergirl 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, joining forces with her fellow Balkan mers from Slovenia, and to raise awareness on keeping their beautiful native Adriatic Sea clean and safe!

Barbara Petek is Slovenia's first pro mermaid Arabella and founder of ARABELLA Mermaid Academy. She is a swim teacher and a  lifeguard: became a professional mermaid and instructor 6 years ago in the Philippines with IMSIA.

Barbara competed in the World Mermaid Championship in China in 2019 and through the art of mermaiding, she wants to bring magic into the life of others, inspire and raise awareness about ocean pollution. She is publishing her first children's book about a mermaid through which she wants to teach children about values, the importance of gratitude and dreaming, because dreams do come true if you believe in them!

Nathuoriel is an ambient vocalist creating haunting/ethereal/siren music. In her daily life she is a Japanese teacher and Voice Coach from Slovenia. 

She is a certified Aida ** freediver and a mermaid since 2017.  Nat is a mermaid instructor at Arabella Mermaid Academy, loves to be underwater more than on surface and strives to spread the awareness about how to respect and act towards our Nature/Environment. Nature always gives, it is in nature's law to give back so let's do just that!

Tamy Deluxe is the Slovenian mermaid Tamy, a seasoned tattoo artist for 24+ years, cosplayer and costumer specialising in 18th century clothing , as well as aspiring mermaid tail designer. She designed our MerAdria logo and banners! 

She is Nitrox and PADI Open water advanced certified diver, who became part of the merfolk community around 4 years ago. 

Tamy wants to show Slovenia how mermaiding can be an excellent, unique way of exercise - the more the merrier! 

Boštjan Tacol (aka Photobilly) is a famed Slovenian professional photographer of 15+ years, specializing in portrait and editorial photography, with a special love for pin-up, vintage, boudoir styles. He is the head of photo team at Studio Moderna in charge of commercials, known for his mastery of color and light.  

For the past decade he's been collaborating with Néa, creating intricate colorful imagery published worldwide, and now they join forces to bring this magical retreat to life for many years to come!