It is assignments like this that make it really worthwhile being a photographer. I mean how many divers can genuinely claim to have both seen and photographed a Mermaid!
My chance came when a well known Burlesque performer I know, Khandie Khisses, needed to find somewhere to practice a Mermaid routine. With nothing in their health and safety manual to cover mermaids most pools did not want to know. Thankfully I do a little diving and remembered there was a local PADI dive centre in Aylesbury called ScubaDucks.
The owners could not have been more helpful and soon Khandie was busy practising in their training pool. This photo is from a recent session after Khandie Khisses had received her new Mermaid outfit and needed to try it out.