Meet the real life mermaid who swims with jellyfish and can hold her breath under water for up to five minutes Linden Wolbert travels the world as a full time professional mermaid and uses her custom-made 6ft tail to propel her through the water. The 32-year-old freediver and model can swim to depths of 115ft and uses her skills to promote ocean conservation and education.
'I always looked forward to going to the ocean for our summer vacation. I had a magnetism to the water.
Linden Wolbert Swimming with sharks
'I've kind of always been a freediver but didn't realise the sport existed until ten years ago. Shortly thereafter, I when began training.
'Free diving is 70 per cent psychological. You have to be very calm and at ease in the water.'
Adventurous: 'I've been diving with sharks. With my tail, I'm longer than most of them. Many people think I'm crazy to swim with sharks but I'm always surrounded by an incredible safety team'
Deep Sea Diver
Stunning: The 32-year-old freediver and model can swim to depths of 115ft and uses her skills to promote ocean conservation and education
Creating Her Tail
Special effect: Linden working with artist Allan Holt on her mermaid tail. The 35lb tail took months to make and was made from a fibreglass mould of Linden's body, involved sealing a monofin inside high-quality silicone to make it hydro-dynamic
Natural talent: Full-time mermaid Linden Wolbert says she was destined for her role given that both her parents are competitive swimmers. Linden now travels the world as a professional mermaid working as a ocean conservationist