PHOTOS: Mermaids Make a Splash at Shenzhen Ocean Expo

By Matthew Bossons, September 13, 2017

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Some people are happy with two legs, other people want to cruise through the ocean like a tuna – we don’t judge. The latter group (aka: mermaids) descended on Shenzhen this past Saturday, September 9, to frolic in pools at ADEX China’s Shenzhen Ocean17 Festival

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Also referred to as the Shenzhen International Dive and Watersport Expo, the event featured a number of programs in addition to the ‘Mermaid Fest,’ including a film festival, freediving exhibit, watersports area and a ‘music party.’ 

The event was organized in conjunction with ‘mermaid schools’ in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

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The mermaid portion of the expo was a first for ADEX and was expected to draw in over 200 fish-people to participate in the ‘Mermaid Challenge’ – a showcase of each mermaid’s unique character, performance and swimming skills. 

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A video recap of the contest was screened by the Mermaid Alliance on September 10, the final day of Shenzhen Ocean17 Festival.

[Images via Bruce Cheung, Underwater360, JiangsuNow]

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