previous appearances

Highlights from some of The Deep Blue Mermaid’s most notable performances and events


Free times best of columbia 2019

The Deep Blue Mermaid wowed guests as they entered the 2019 Best of Columbia event! Anna and her team brought the magic of the underwater world INSIDE the South Carolina State Museum and celebrated with all of the honorees!


Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Deep Blue Mermaid appeared as a member of the Circus Sirens during the 2018 season of the Carolina Renaissance Festival. New to the festival, the mermaids performed in the Circus Sirens’ 3,000 gallon traveling aquarium each weekend and were a crowd favorite for photos.

The Deep Blue Mermaid and her Circus Siren sisters will be returning for the 2019 season! Come see them October 5th-November 25th at the Carolina Renaissance Festival!

Waxhaw pirate days

During her third-annual appearance at the Museum of the Waxhaws Pirate Day in August 2018, The Deep Blue Mermaid debuted her 400 gallon traveling performance tank. Attendees had the opportunity to take photos with a live, swimming mermaid, and received treasures from the sea.

Watch a video of the debut, here!



Brookland Beach Bash

The Deep Blue Mermaid was honored to be a participant in the inaugural Brookland Beach Bash, organized by Soda City. The free community event included games, kayaking on the Congaree River, and a round up of some of the area’s best food trucks.


In the wild



The F-suite Magazine: The underwater calling

Meet Columbia’s magical mermaid and aquatic safety guru!

“Anna Clapper has a business tagline unlike any other: ‘Life-saving skills with a touch of mermaid magic!’ It does seem like magic that Clapper makes a living as Columbia’s resident mermaid, but faith in herself and commitment to her business, Deep Blue Aquatics, has surfaced her dreams.”

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Cinderly's Mermaid podcast

"Who says mermaids and science can’t mix?! Anna Clapper, a.k.a. Aurelia the Deep Blue Mermaid, started her career as an experimental scientist, so we had to chat with her. We’ve never met a mermaid who was also in STEM! (Those are the fields of science technology, engineering and math, FYI.) Anna tells us all about how her grandfather inspired her to be a mermaid, and what it’s like to go from working in a lab to working in the water. We talk about the overlap between science and mermaiding, and how she started her business as the only professional mermaid in Columbia, South Carolina. Since Anna is also a Red Cross Lifeguard Training Provider, she shares a lot of important tips for staying safe in the water, both as a mermaid and a human."

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