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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
Beaches
Boat Tours
Canoeing/Kayaking
Concession/Restaurant
Facilities
Pavilions
Picnicking
SCUBA Diving
Showers
Snorkeling
Swimming
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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