Saturday, March 5, 2016

Florida's Weeki Wachee Spring – Wonderful Color Photos Capture Amazing Underwater Performances by Mermaids in the 1960s

Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida where lovely and lively mermaids attempt the 117 foot deep dive into the underwater grand canyon, eat and drink underwater and perform unbelievable acrobatics and feats of daring. Visitors see the entire performance while seated in the new Million Dollar, air conditioned underwater theatre. These wonderful vintage photos capture amazing underwater performances by mermaids in the 1960s.

The Mermaids welcome you to Weeki Wachee Spring, on Florida's famous Sun Coast, 60 miles north of St. Petersburg on US 19.

At Florida's Weeki Wachee the Mermaids celebrate in the depths of the Underwater Grand Canyon located at the junction of US 19 and Fla. 50 with an "Unbirthday Party" as part of the underwater show, "ALICE in Waterland."

Snack time at Weeki Wachee, Florida.

Weeki Wachee mermaids become pirates for their new show MERMAIDS AND THE PIRATES which is presented underwater daily at the famous Spring located at US 19 and Florida 50 north of ST. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater.

The Mermaids pay a special tribute to their long time friend, Arthur Godfrey, as they stage a special Hawaiian skit in their 1968 underwater Mermaid Show, "UNDERWATER DREAM GIRLS."

Two lovely Mermaids from the new 1968 underwater show at Weeki Wachee, Florida pose with one of the elaborate props built especially for the aquatic productions staged in the depths of the Underwater Grand Canyon at Weeki Wachee.

Two Mermaids on a Deserted Hawaiian Isle.

Two lovely Mermaids from the new 1968 underwater show at Weeki Wachee, Florida pose with one of the elaborate props built especially for the aquatic productions staged in the depths of the Underwater Grand Canyon at Weeki Wachee.

A lovely and lively mermaid.

Feeding time.

In the depths of the Underwater Grand Canyon, a mermaid performs the graceful swan dive during the daily underwater performances at Weeki Wachee, Florida... America's City of Mermaids.

Sun bathing mermaid.

A beautiful mermaid.

Two lovely "Moonmaids" pose in a scene from the all new underwater show "Mermaids on the Moon."

Add captionWeeki Wachee mermaids become black and white "pearls" in a musical number for the new musical "MERMAIDS AND THE PIRATES."

The Mermaids at Weeki Wachee, Florida join the Indians in their all new 1968 Underwater show "UNDERWATER DREAM GIRLS."

The Mermaids at Weeki Wachee, Florida join the Indians in their all new 1968 Underwater show "UNDERWATER DREAM GIRLS."

Florida's Weeki Wachee Spring, with its new enlarged underwater show, has been seen by million who have said, "It's the world's greatest underwater spectacle. It's guaranteed entertainment!"

Underwater Pals at Florida's famous Weeki Wachee, Spring of Live Mermaids.

Two lovely Weeki Wachee Mermaids enjoy an excursion on their bicycle "built for two" in the depths of Florida's Underwater Grand Canyon at Weeki Wachee. Taken from the Mermaids' all new underwater show, "MERMAID FOLLIES," presented daily at Weeki Wachee.

Mermaids perform the Underwater Adagio.

Spring of live Mermaids.

A Weeki Wachee Mermaid has a 'ball' in the depths of Florida's Underwater Grand Canyon at Weeki Wachee during their all new underwater Mermaid Show, "MERMAID FOLLIES."

Weeki Wachee visitors sit sixteen feet underwater and view Florida Mermaids in a performance that is unique in all the world.

(via The Cardboard America Archives)

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