Aussie Mermaid (Video)

Hanna Fraser 36, from Byron Bay in New South Wales Australia, has always been fascinated with mermaids, when she was 9 she watched the movie “Splash” and decided to make her own mermaid tail.
She is now a mermaid model, actress and performer, and swims with a lot of marine life. Hannah has the ability to hold her breath and dive to depths of 45 feet, without any diving gear.

Hanna Fraser answers some Frequently Asked Questions

Hanna Mermaid official website

There are some very beautiful photos and a small article about Hanna in the
Daily Mail UK.

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82 Responses to Aussie Mermaid (Video)

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Interesting. It will be interesting to see how much airtime she gets her in the US. Great videos and I wish her well.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Frank,
      Apparently she has been there before, she was hired to swim in the aquarium in Atlanta a few years ago. Yes it will be interesting, she has been doing this for a long time.πŸ™‚

  2. Linda Vernon says:

    Wow! I think she looks more like a mermaid than anybody I’ve ever seen. She’s brave! Those sea creatures are probably see here and think WTF?

  3. lolabees says:

    Cool footage, mags. I guess you can make a career or business out of anything if you put your mind to it!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi lolabees,
      I totally agree, and to be able to do work you love and get paid for it, is definitely the icing on the cake.πŸ˜€

  4. I think that’s my new dream job!!! I always wanted to be a mermaid and wouldn’t ya know, someone actually thought of a way! I bet her lung capacity has gotten better as time has gone by. I think the pearl divers in Japan can stay under water for twice that long!!?? Isn’t that crazy? Maybe if that’s all you do your body slowly adjusts?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi A Gripping Life,
      She does say that over time you just seem to get better at being able to stay underwater longer, she also mentioned that your eyes start to get used to the salt water as well.πŸ™‚
      I think you are right about the pearl divers, it’s just amazing what can be achieved.

  5. I’m a bit obsessed with Mermaids..thank you for sharing!!!! I don’t know if I would’ve caught this otherwise =D

  6. Wow – totally cool!

  7. reb says:

    What a great girl! It’s so awe inspiring what she does! I totally agree with the first comment … about what the marine animals might think LOL

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi reb,
      She does do a lot of try to make people aware of our wonderful marine life, and I agree, it would be great to know what the marine animals think about it all.πŸ˜€

  8. Colline says:

    It is almost as if the mermaid stories my daughter reads has come to lifeπŸ™‚

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Colline,
      Isn’t it amazing how most kids are fascinated by mermaids. It was the same for me as a child as well. I can only imagine what the kids thought when they seen her at the aquarium, swimming around with all the marine animals.πŸ™‚

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  10. niasunset says:

    She is amazing and so interesting too. Fascinated me. Thank you dear Mags, love, nia

  11. Talk about following your bliss, Mags. Good on her!

  12. WOW – that video clip is AMAZING!

  13. Lenore Diane says:

    Wow. Her muscle control must be incredible. Amazing.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Lenore,
      I agree, it would take a lot of practice to be able to achieve this, you would use muscles you would normally not use.πŸ™‚

  14. susielindau says:

    She is one of a kind and was covered by 60 minutes in the US. Incredible! (still won’t use the words amazing or awesome……πŸ™‚ )

  15. Heard of her but never seen her, she is certainly unique.
    She is an artist and a credit to Australia
    Aussie Ian

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Aussie Ian,
      She certainly is, and the kids seem to really listen to her when she talks about the different marine life, she as done a lot in that area as well.πŸ˜€

  16. jmgoyder says:

    How fascinating!

  17. That reminds me. I still have to post my Montana mermaids

  18. Yatin says:

    Pardon my ignorance if the question is dumb, how does she breathe? I see her breathe out bubbles but what about intake? No scuba gear, O2!! Unless she surfaces quite often, She is a delight to watch.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Yatin,
      She holds her breath while underwater, and keeps going to the surface for air. She was saying that the more she does it, she is able to last just that little bit longer before going to the surface.πŸ™‚
      I agree, she is very delightful to watch.

  19. Doraz says:

    Wow, I wish I could do that. I wish I looked like her too! lol It makes me smile when I see people having fun with life and doing what they dream of doing. Thanks.πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend.

  20. Oh She is so beautiful and does look what a mermaid would look like..
    and oh my goodness how long she can hold her breath!
    oh if i had that figure thoughπŸ˜‰
    lovely post MagsπŸ™‚

  21. Selma says:

    I think she really is a mermaid, Mags. She looks the way I imagined a mermaid to be when I was a kid. She is gorgeous!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Selma,
      I would of loved her to have been around when I was a kid, and I agree she looks magnificent swimming with the marine life as if she was part of the ocean, and yes she is gorgeous.πŸ™‚

  22. This article pleased me not just because I also love mermaids but because this lady is doing her own thing. She has not let other peoples’ comments or thoughts stop her and that is what is important. Long may she swim.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi loonyliterature,
      She certainly found her place in life that is for sure, and very happy as well.
      I agree, she has followed what her heart told her to do regardless of others.

      • Yes, for me it is very inspirational, I think though that this is one of the wonders of the worldwide web, we meet others who love life and what it offers. Keep finding this great stuff Magsx2, I love it.

  23. travelrat says:

    I’m trying to remember the name of that cartoon TV series my kids used to watch. One of the characters was a (mermaid)?) called Marina … everything was so tranquil and laid back when she appeared.

    But, with typical Travelrat irreverence, the first thing I remembered was the old song:

    ‘My father was the keeper of the Eddystone Lighthouse
    A very fine lighthouse keeper was he.
    He married a mermaid; they had three children.
    Two were haddock and the other was me’

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      The cartoon series would it of been “The Little Mermaid”? She had long reddish hair, a lot of kids love that show, it was beautifully done.
      That’s a great ditty, I had never heard that one before.πŸ˜€

  24. hotlyspiced says:

    Thanks so much! Those clips were lovely to watch. How incredible. Amazing how anyone could think that being a mermaid could become a career xx

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi hotlyspiced,
      It really is amazing to think that you could make a career out of this, but she has and she is a beautiful mermaid, to watch her underwater I found just incredible.πŸ™‚

  25. Watching her video was as relaxing as meditating! But deep onside I worry that one of the less friendly of the ocean’s creatures will find her interesting…

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Ronnie,
      That is a very good way of describing the video, and I agree, very relaxing, just beautiful. She has had a couple of close calls with the sharks, but I think she just loves doing this and nothing seems to worry her too much. She does a lot of work with children and helping them understand how we should be protecting a lot of the marine life.

  26. starlaschat says:

    Wow that second video was such artfully done. She seems so comfortable in the water and swimming with that tail pretty amazing really. I wonder if that tail gives her any back problems? I guess that’s the practical side me asking. :+)

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi starlaschat,
      Apparently it does take some practice, it is rather heavy from what I can gather, you would certainly know where your muscles were I think.πŸ˜€

  27. Madhu says:

    That was an amazing video! What an interesting jobπŸ™‚

  28. Interesting job! Lovely to watch. Thanks for sharing, Mags.

  29. El Guapo says:

    The fact that she was able to carry her childhood dream into her adult life, and make a living at it is awe inspiring!
    Very very cool, Magsx2!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi El Guapo,
      You are so right, she followed her dream and did more than just achieve it, she is just so beautiful to watch while she is underwater.πŸ™‚

  30. barb19 says:

    Incredible! I love that she has a purpose behind what she does as a mermaid – that of conservation and bringing awareness about marine life to children.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi barb19,
      Yes the kids seem to love her and they do listen to every word, and why wouldn’t they, when a mermaid would definitely know more than others about our marine life.πŸ˜€

  31. Arindam says:

    Hi Mags,
    It’s an amazing video. I wonder how she can do all these things. May be as people say, “If there is a will, there is a way”. Thank you for sharing about this inspiring personality.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Arindam,
      She is unbelievable to watch just so beautiful in the water.
      Sorry my reply is late, but I have not been well for the last week, hoping to be back on track next week.

  32. Very good post, excellent topic, and, well, she’s beautiful.
    Scott

  33. bronxboy55 says:

    One of the theories I’ve heard about mermaids is that sailors, out on the ocean a bit too long, were really spotting manatees under the water. It’s hard to see the resemblance, but I guess it’s possible. Thanks for another amazing post, Mags. I don’t know how you do it, but visiting your blog is always entertaining and enlightening.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi bronxboy55,
      Yes I have heard about the theory of the manatees, I am of the same opinion, I also don’t think they look like mermaids.πŸ™‚
      Thank You for your very kind words.

  34. All so beautiful – the mermaid and the surprised sea creatures. I wonder whether they thought she was beautiful, too. All that stuff about it being in the eye of the beholder is making me wonder about it.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Lady Marilyn,
      They probably just saw her as an odd looking creature.πŸ˜€
      Sorry I have not been around for the last week, but I have not been well, and I’m hoping to be back in the blogosphere next week.

  35. paigeaddams says:

    Wow, that has got to be one of the coolest things ever! Thanks for sharing!πŸ™‚

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi paigeddams,
      She is very beautiful, and looks fantastic swimming around underwater with the animals. Watching her it is very easy to imagine real mermaids.πŸ™‚
      I would like to Thank You for taking the time to visit and also your comments, and I’m sorry it has taken me awhile to reply, but I have not been well, and I’ve been out of the blogosphere for the last week, but I’m hoping to catch up with everyone next week.

  36. Tony McGurk says:

    Great videos. Amazing how long she can hold her breath for

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