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Dana Richardson, internationally known as Dana Mermaid, with her childlike wonder, love for the sea, and in-depth knowledge of ocean life, inspires women to awaken their power and reconnect to their heart’s calling through her deeply felt and fun presentations, coaching & retreats.

Dana has a background as a Marine Mammal Naturalist, Free Diver, Underwater Photographer, USCG 100-ton Licensed Boat Captain, and has spent many thousands of hours as an expert ocean guide in the water free-diving with the wild dolphins and whales embodying her brand message as a real life mermaid. As an ocean advocate, women empowerment speaker, dolphin whisperer, and mermaidpreneur she offers a unique view of life through the lens of the sea.

Her unique engagements are perfect for women entrepreneurs who are looking to reconnect with their passion and purpose, open their hearts, and experience greater success and abundance.

Previous Speaking Engagements Include:

  • Hay House I Can Do It Keynote Speech
  • Doreen Virtue’s Angel Therapy Practitioner Course
  • Surfers For Cetaceans Minds in the Water Film & Fundraiser Host
  • Soul in the Sea Film Premier & Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project Fundraiser Host
  • La Tierra School Presentation
  • Big Island TV Episode

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Recent Publications & Events:

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The Garden Island News 8-17-2010

Billabong @ green/flash July-Aug. 2010 Art Exhibition Featured Photography Prints
Free Surf Magazine Sept. 2010 Issue Advertisement

Big Island TV Interview, 2010

Manta Ray Film Project 2011

Cover of Ocean Mag Interview 2011

Carolyn Turgeon I Am A Mermaid Interview 2011

Salt Water Diary Interview 2012

Mermaid Footage in Mission of Mermaids Film 2011

Salt Water Media Interview 2011

Jody Calvard Interview 2012

Collaboration with Ocean Artist,
Wyland and Mermaid Coalition co-founders 2011 & 2012

Featured in Doreen Virtue’s Mermaids 101: Exploring the magical underwater world of the Merpeople

Encinitas Patch Interview

San Diego Living Show Interview July 2014

Desperate Housewives May 8, 2011 episode featured dolphin photo

The Ocean Mag 2014

Live Your Dreams, Fish Out of Water Workshop at the Hotel Valley Ho 2015