The Deep Blue Mermaid


About Aurelia


Anna Clapper is a published scientist turned professional mermaid in Columbia, SC.

Performing as "Aurelia the Deep Blue Mermaid,"  Anna has made appearances at art openings, birthday parties, festivals, and other events all across the Southeast.  She also works closely with local organizations as an advocate for conservation and STEM education.

Anna has more than 20 years of training in a variety of dance styles, making her a skilled underwater model and performer. She holds multiple, advanced-level SCUBA certifications, and is a certified freediver with a breath hold of over two minutes. Anna is also a Lifeguard Instructor and First Aid/CPR Instructor through the American Red Cross.

Her company, Deep Blue Aquatics, not only provides exceptional mermaid entertainment, but also offers swim lessons, aquatic safety workshops, and life-saving certification courses. 

Contact Anna to add some mermaid magic to your next event or outing!


Current Certifications

  • PDIC Open Water Diver

  • PDIC Advanced Open Water Diver

  • PADI Rescue Diver

  • PADI DiverMaster (candidate)

  • SSI Level 1 Freediver

  • DAN Emergency First Responder

  • ARC Lifeguard Instructor

  • ARC First Aid/CPR Instructor

  • ARC Water Safety Instructor

  • Certified Pool Operator

*All other staff members associated with and hired by Deep Blue Aquatics, LLC maintain (at a minimum) current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certifications.