Who is Mermaid Crystal?
My real name is Marijke Pie; a Dutch freediver, model and entrepreneur. I’ve always had a love for mermaids, ever since I saw Disneys The Little Mermaid as a child. Fast forward to 2012, where I first discovered the world of mermaid performers. The beauty and grace of those performers looked so magical that I wanted to be a part of that world. I submerged myself in the world of mermaids and learned everything I possibly could.
After I got my first tail in 2013 which turned out to be a total disaster, I focussed on skills instead. While getting my open water scuba certificate, and later that same year my lvl 1 freedive certificate, I saved up for my first professional full silicone tail. A tail that weighs 15 kg.
Over the years I gained a lot of knowledge and experience, as well as holding my breath longer. Currently as a lvl 2 freediver I can hold my breath for 4.28 minutes and dive to -28 meters depth.
Besides mermaiding and freediving I have a great love for makeup, cosplay, movies, gaming, teaching and traveling.
In June 2016 I started the first professional mermaid school of the Netherlands.