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Weeki Wachee Mermaids Springs State Park (Video)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I was watching the Travel Channel yesterday, showing "extreme roadside attractions." Yes, they tend to have a lot of time on my hands. One segment featured a place I'd never heard of, Weeki Wachee. This attraction features an underwater mermaid show - so cool!

These sirens perform routines in natural sources of this town in Florida to 72 degrees about 16-20 meters below the surface. They do so without diving equipment. Since 1947, these sirens have entertained about 35 million daily visitors only with the support of a compressed air hose pumped to the lungs.

Each siren, before she won her flippers, you must complete rigorous training schedule for 6 months. Once he has earned his scuba certification, perfected the use of hose and routines, it becomes a part of this unique show. In addition, she has to learn to deal with the wildlife that also call Weeki Wachee Springs home - such as fish and turtles.

Crazy! I'm definitely adding to Weeki Wachee my wish list.
6131 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, Florida 34606
Phone:            +1 (352) 592-5656     

The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs have delighted visitors since 1947. Today, visitors can still witness the magic of the mermaids, take a river boat cruise and canoe or kayak on the Weeki Wachee River. The 538-acre park features a first magnitude spring and a 400-seat submerged theatre for watching the live mermaid show. Buccaneer Bay offers a fun-filled flume ride for thrill seekers of all ages. Our white sandy beach area and covered picnic pavilions provide a relaxing day for your entire family. Weeki Wachee's animal shows provide audiences with an entertaining and educational look at domesticated birds and reptiles..

Park Activities
Boat Tours
SCUBA Diving
Hours of Operation Hours vary by season.

Park Fees
Admission fee: $13 per adult; $5 per child age 6-12
Admission fee for Buccaneer Bay: $26 plus tax for adults; $12 plus tax for children age 6-12
Kayak rental: $30
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