'I want to be a mermaid when I grow up', said Kariel Mermaid, who currently resides in Hawaii fulfilling her childhood dream .
Her beautiful handmade costume is not just for a display. She is a real mermaid as an occupation. She is an instructor of Mermaid Fitness Class at JW Marriott Ihilani and Koolina Resort and Spa, which is becoming a huge hit among tourists in Hawaii."
In addition to solving the tail puzzle, Kariel has worked hard to develop the fitness and skills to make her mermaid performances both safe and believable. Kariel was trained in free diving by one of the best divers in the world. She can hold her breath for more than three minutes and dive down more than 50 feet. “I swim for miles at a time using the dolphin-kick technique to practice and stay in shape," says Kari, "or because I’m working on a photo shoot or other performance.” kariel took the fitness world by storm by holding the worlds first Mermaid Swim Class she called FinToFitness which was a hit at the JW Marriott in hawaii for a few years up untill Kariel's baby hatched from a pearl.
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