About the deep blue mermaid
Anna Clapper is a published scientist turned professional aquatic performer in Columbia, SC.
Performing as "Aurelia the Deep Blue Mermaid," Anna is Soda City’s premier aquatic performer and has made appearances at events all across the Southeast. She works closely with local organizations as an advocate for conservation and STEM education. In her spare time, Anna is also a volunteer diver at the South Carolina Aquarium (in her human form). And, as you might have guessed, her favorite sea creatures are jellyfish!
Anna has more than 20 years of training in a variety of dance styles, making her a skilled underwater model and performer. She has nearly 15 years of diving experience and is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. As a PADI Master Freediver and Freediving Instructor , Anna has a recorded breath hold of over three and a half minutes. She can safely perform in open water and confined water environments using both breath hold diving and surface supply scuba systems.
Her company, Deep Blue Aquatics, not only provides exceptional mermaid entertainment, but also offers personalized dive instruction, aquatic safety workshops, and life-saving certification courses upon request.
Contact Anna to add some mermaid magic to your next event or outing!
PADI OW Scuba Instructor
PADI Freediver Instructor
AIDA 4 Star Freediver
Emergency First Responder Instructor
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.