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-Underwater stunt performer on Black Panther 2

-Mermaid and Freediver on American Ninja Warrior

-Featured on MerPeople Documentary on Netflix

-US Freediving National Team 2023

Rachel Novak is a PFI and SSI freediving and mermaid instructor and PADI Divemaster based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was named Fire Entertainer of the Year 2016, Miss Mermaid Nevada 2022, and Miss Sea Queen of Nevada 2023. Rachel is no stranger to the stage or the camera! She works as a professional mermaid and fire entertainer, was an official commentator for the Vertical Blue 2021 freediving competition in the Bahamas, and worked as a stunt performer on Marvel's Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, where she used her diving skills (both scuba and freediving) to perform underwater stunts. In 2023, Rachel was featured on Season 15 of American Ninja Warrior and the Netflix documentary, MerPeople.

Rachel is the owner and content creator for The Sailing Siren on YouTube, a freediving and travel vlog that highlights the freediving communities, sailing adventures, and unique freediving destinations around the world. She owns and manages the brand Aquanauts Freediving, which includes an athleisure clothing line for merfolk and freedivers, freediving and mermaid courses, and customized mermaid and fire performances. Rachel is a passionate advocate for freediving education and believes that those who care most about ocean conservation are those who spend time in the water. She is dedicated to helping others learn how to safely explore the underwater world on one breath. Rachel was accepted to the US Freediving National Team and will be competing at the CMAS Freediving Depth World Championships in August 2023. 

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Rachel has documented her freediving journey from her SSI Level 1 Course all the way through becoming an SSI level 2 freediving and mermaid instructor, as well as her experiences with freediving-related travel to unique destinations. She is passionate about getting others into freediving and mermaiding. Feel free to message her if you want to take a course!

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