Well in fact you can, in mermaid schools in Gran Canaria, Florida and Copenhagen, where there's even a bronze statue devoted to the Little Mermaid. Daryl Hannah in the film 'Splash' and Arial in THAT famous Disney film (!) was always a source of inspiration for birthday boy Sebastien to swim like a mermaid.
But when Seb set eyes on the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, that sealed the deal and swimming like a mermaid in tropical waters became his #1 life long ambition!
Boracay is one of the few places in Asia where you can learn to swim like a mermaid. So for Sebastien's birthday in May 2015, his life long wish came true and we took a mermaid swimming lesson with the excellent Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy.