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About Me

Hi, I am Annika!

Travel writer by trade, mermaid by conviction. Or at least the next best thing – a scuba diver. My love for the underwater world started a few years ago in Thailand. After seeing eye to eye with Nemo for the first time, I was hooked (pardon the pun!) and couldn’t get enough of diving.
After doing my Open Water and Advanced Open Water in quick succession, I have been diving all over the world before deciding to go pro – I am currently becoming a PADI scuba instructor to hopefully share my love of diving with many new mermaids soon.

Some random (dive) facts about me:

I am obsessed with frog fish. 
I think Arielle was a fool to give up her underwater world for a guy. 
I am a published author of a book about solo travel and want to write a scuba version of Harry Potter next. 
I am one of those people who get up as soon as the fasten seatbelt sign goes off (I am sorry!). 
I make excellent pizza and the only one better I have eaten was in Thailand of all places. 

Most of my travels take me to dive destinations around the world and my scuba gear takes up more space in my suitcase than my regular clothes. I started The Very Hungry Mermaid to provide you with an insight into the best dive destinations around the world, what courses will get you started and advance you in your diving life, and what to do when you are stranded on land.

Keen to come dive with me?