PAGE UPDATED June 8, 2024

ABOUT THIS INFORMATION: Everything about the Hangouts was obtained directly from the owner/manager of the location; your Webmistress edits only typos and formatting.

If you are a Hangout owner, please check your listing and send errors/additions/corrections inworld to Selina Otsuka; she will update the Notecard and send the changes to me.

If you visit a Hangout and find it is different from the description, please contact the owner first; they should check their listing and send corrections to Selina.

If you have other questions/comments about this Website, please send a notecard inworld to WebMerstress Dana Enyo or Email .

SWF Hangouts are areas designed for underwater citizens to explore and have all sorts of fun. Be you an aquatic creature or an air breather (we recommend the use of SCUBA gear in this case), we encourage you to explore the wonderful areas listed below with all of your friends!

Not sure what the Maturity Ratings mean?  Visit the official Second Life page.


Rating: Moderate
The Aquamarine Bay sandbox is a mer-oriented sandbox with relaxing music and 60-minute autoreturns so you can float and work on your mer outfit or tail at your leisure.

Please no child avatars or lewd bits on the sandbox, and remember to clean up your items when finished.
Contact Person: Motoko Kusanagi (motoko.takeda)


Rating: Moderate
Description: Deep breath and take the plunge into this beautiful medieval fantasy roleplay sim. In this elven world meets fae wyldes, there’s a place for everyone! (Yes, even you seawees!) Come explore the gorgeous underdark themed mer area, frolic by the river, or wear a magic bubble included in the group gifts to explore the surface! Come join the fun! ~ ♥
Contact Person: Astium Wanderer


Rating: Moderate
Description: A Bellisserian house boat has been transformed to provide a place to gather and relax for Merfolk. The information and freebies provided make this a good stop for those looking to learn more about life under the sea. When you’re done relaxing, just dive into the water to explore the Bellisseria continent.
Be sure to pick up the complimentary Mermaid Breathing Bubbles and Mermish Translator in the boat house while you are there.
Contact Person – Mahogany Dejavu


Rating: Moderate
Description: Looking to drown your sorrows? How about a quiet swim through an underwater sculpture garden dedicated to merfolk? Bernie’s got you covered! While Bernie herself might away chasing boats, she invites you to enjoy this shared space.
Contact Person – Bernice Galtier


Rating: Adult
Restrictions: Please read the Covenant, this includes but is not limited to:
-NO under age or child looking avatars – Staff reserve the right to ask you to either change/age yourself or ask you to leave.
-Age-play of any kind are NOT permitted and will result in an immediate ban.
***This location does have a landing point, to navigate to Mermaid Cove, walk into the mermaid statue at the landing point and accept the experience.
Description: Nestled along the secluded shores where the salt-kissed breeze meets the whispering waves, the Mermaid Cove enchants all who stumble upon its hidden embrace. Corals, vibrant with hues of purples and blues, have claimed the remnants of the city, creating an ethereal underwater garden. Schools of tropical fish dart through the skeletal remains of forgotten dwellings, as if playfully weaving through the ghosts of a bygone era. The city’s decay is paradoxically intertwined with nature’s relentless embrace, creating a perfect cover for Mer-folk to swim, explore, dance, and hang out.
Contact Person: January Lysette-Silverblade, Maebh Silverblade, Ananke Silverbalde


Rating: Moderate
Restrictions: Tops required
Description: Beneath the waters of Calas Galadhon’s beautiful NEW SANTOINI build lies the vast underwater paradise, LOST GARDENS OF THERA.
Inspired by the beauty of what lies beneath our oceans mixed with a bit of the magic, myth and the fun that CALAS is known for, you’ll find the perfect place to relax, dive, swim, gather with friends and lose yourself in it’s serene waters.
The gardens include The Temple of Thera, one of Calas Galadhon’s live music venues complete with mer and traditional couples dances.
Be sure to explore NEW SANTORINI & take the CALAS Undersea Tour
Contact Persons – Ty Tenk (tymus.tenk) or Truck (truck.meredith)


Rating: Moderate, no child avatars


Description: My mer grotto, settled in away from the madding crowds. A place to dream and get lost in yourself. Let the cool white sandy paths be your guide to paradise and peaceful serenity. Look out for the mystical music stones and the radioactive crab.

**Please use shared environment. Go into preferences/ graphics/ rendering and set Glow to “1“. Then in Pref/graphics/general make sure Advanced lighting is checked and in Shadows set to Sun.Moon + Projectors. Make sure to click OK to close the Preferences window (not the “X” in the top right corner) to save your settings!
Contact Person – Creamy (creamydeliciousness)


Rating: Moderate
Description: Creations Park is a private region that is inviting both above and below the waves with plenty of places to enjoy, take photos, and even shop! The entire region is waiting to be explored by water and dances are held every Tuesday at Noon (12:00N SLT) in the Octopus’s Garden.
Contact Person – Barbie Alchemi


Rating: Moderate
Description: Come surprise a few diving students in this dynamic underwater environment used to teach RL divers with accurate scuba simulations. This immersive underwater world is also promotes awareness of the importance of preserving our aquatic world through the exploration of its tropical reefs, kelp forests, underwater caves, and more!
Contact Person – Loly Sirnah


RATING: General
Description: Druids Post is a beautiful whimsical themed beach with simple [MyStory] elements and tons of photogentic appeal. The public beach is on a large mainland lake in Satorii with an even larger underwater area perfect for mer that don’t mind fresh water. The mer sanctuary is expected to continue to grow as more abandoned land is added.
Contact Person – Feorie Frimon


Rating: Moderate
Description: An open water Mer garden on the mainland just waiting to be explored! Swim or dance in kelp forests, sunken ships, go shopping. Mer dances held every second Saturday between 6pm and 8pm SLT by DJ Cynthia Maine. Games for 1-4 players can be played in the mer meeting area.
Contact Person – Bailey (old.bailey)


Rating: Moderate
Restrictions : Tops required
The Selkie Sea is the lovely Mer area of The Faery Crossing, a Fae community with 6 sims.
Exploring is encouraged and you’ll find more under water beauty all over the sims.
Some lovely rentals are also available.
Be sure to join the group for updates on regular friendly events.
Mer Dances are held every 1st Sunday at 1pm SLT with DJ Shay Sunnyside.
Contact Person – Qim Toxx


*The LM is on land at the landing point.
Look to the portals around you and find (Lomelinde *Aquatic) which takes you to the Ocean area.
Rating: Adult
Restrictions: No Child Avatars
This Realm is a high fantasy RP sim focused on open races and creativity.
We have an aquatic realm, magic, and magitech.
Contact Person – Aisla Miraven (arwenamin) Harp Vortex


Rating: Moderate (No nudity, please.)
Description: A community of sailing enthusiasts, the Gull’s Wing marina has devoted underwater areas to merfolk spread throughout their 21 private regions for exploring, racing, shopping, dancing, Looking to spend some time out of the water? They also offer parks and recreation on land. Be sure to join their group if you are interested in periodically scheduled gatherings and events with live DJ’s.
Contact Persons – Toby Howton or Dassani Storm (dassani)


Rating: Moderate
Vast coral shelves and rolling sand dunes cover the sea floor at Haven of Sirens.
Explore the caves, caverns and reef corridors, the natural landscapes and scattered wrecks around the terrain.
Homes for Merfolk and Aquatics available for rent below the ocean and homes for Divers on the islands above!
Contact Person – Echo (echorayne.ayashi)


Rating: Moderate – child avs are discouraged
Description: These volcanic islands are home to many sea creatures, and ancient land creatures. We welcome all aquatic creatures and mer folk! There are no tours or teleports so you are free to explore the many crater gardens on your own. There are mer dances in the ruins, and many spots to hide out and relax. The brave of heart will want to keep sound on : )
Join our group to stay safe in these shark infested waters:


Rating: Adult
Restrictions : Please note the SE corner of the sim is the owner’s private residence. We ask that visitors respect this personal space.
Description: Isle of Anu Aquatic Life is an area for exploration, relaxation, and fun! We also offer a building (yes, underwater) where you can play various games. There are places where you can snuggle up with your significant other, There is also a very nice dance floor with mer dances available in the menu, and when we aren’t having an event, a jukebox where you can pick your own stream from a variety of music. We are constantly improving things and will host events from time to time. Also, if you would like to advertise your area, there are inexpensive ad boards at the landing point.
Being an adult area, you can wear whatever you desire – or don’t!
Contact Person – Morrigan Ravenhurst)


Rating: Moderate
Description: Have you ever been curious about life up there, where the people are? Swim up and hangout where life above and below the water’s edge meet. Consider it a cultural exchange where you might get your most curious questions answered!
Contact Person – Jenny Everywhere (siobhan.mccallen)


Rating: General
Description: The KINGFISH HARBOR was a blues club for 5 years in SL. The owner Nez loves the underwater as he scuba dove the Gulf of Mexico for 20 years and brings his love of the sea to his Harbor. Come visit and see the world he created. Dancing, great sits and cuddles on the rocks near the dance floor. Lots to see and investigate as there are many hidden gems in the harbor as well as the land. Nez brings the best of the New Orleans South, Louisiana, Cajun, lifestyle to Second Life.
Contact Person – Nez Darkfury


Rating: Adult
Other Restrictions: This is a Adult sim so expect to see nipples sometimes 😉
Child avi’s are discouraged (No Guppies Please) GLBTQ+ friendly, family friendly
Description: The Waters of Lake Moonkill are a ever evolving little escape from the harsh Human world.
You can accidentally find portals to higher dimensions down here and other magical things..
Like hidden Treasures and Gifts for you in the bottom of a sunken ship…
And a growing Goldfish Population!! Try to catch them and they will make you swim with them!
What would you find if you followed the sparkling Diamond Trail? Can you find the hidden caves within the Coral Cave? If you do, bring a friend to enjoy a lovely Dance or two…
Time runs differently down here.. Humans don’t really dare to explore here because it is known that we keep the ones who wander into our world. But it’s their choice because they don’t really want to leave once they experience the Magic here..
Contact Person – (smantha.wonder)


Rating: Adult (Hangout, BDSM, RLV)
Other Restrictions: Adult sim restrictions apply
Description: The main area at Little Mermaid – Dora’s Oceanic Research and Aquariums – is the exhibit, with a large connected aquarium system, featuring several biomes (e.g. salt water, fresh water, deep sea, swamp, tunnels) with an additional option for Sealife to visit the other areas by means of a Fish teleporter (a big grey box that allows you to visit several other locations at the Ranch, the Giantess cabin or the Research facility).
The parcels are designed to be used both for Roleplay as well as to serve as a relaxing environment or playground. As our guests, you are free to use all the facilities and devices that can be found in the two areas, be it for Roleplay, to relax or to explore.
A latest version of the Rules and Information notecard can be obtained at the landing, as well as the latest destinations on the teleport board/grey fish transport box).
Contact Person – Dora (doradoborealis)


Rating: Moderate
Great place to explore below the marina including dancing , cuddles and seats to just hangout.
Lovely underwater landscaping with corals and plants. Swim to us from SWF, its a nice little swim.
Also we have Fishing competitions on Mondays at 7pm slt and Fridays at 8pm slt with trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd, whopper too!
Come over anytime, we love the company.
Contact Person – Justachicky Goldshark


Rating: Adult
Restrictions: Please Read Below
A privately owned sim for mature Merfolk boasting two areas to explore, with its own island & sirens rocks – great for the sirens in us all. The sim offers regular activities, such as treasure hunts, games, competitions, events, concerts, dj’s and general chat meet ups with the residents. With a native population of mermaids calling Mermaid Hollows home, new visitors are always welcomed. Our time zones atm are based on Australian and Spanish times.
As the sim is Adult rated, we allow topless swimming and play but sex is not something we all want to see upon landing so we ask this be done elsewhere.
Some of our larger events are rated M allowing the younger members of the community to visit. The sim ratings will be mentioned in any event advertisement !.
Special bookings for large schools of youngsters can be arranged. (Sim rating changes)
Contact Persons – Cherie Nightingale (Owner) or maya3359misty (Mer Manager)


Rating: Moderate
Description: A cosy small mer hangout area below the Mermaid Marina situated 6 sims north of the Blake Sea, you can swim all the way there! Dancefloor, shell jacuzzi and more, all sea creatures welcome!
Contact Person – Cy Loordes (clydefarris)


Rating: Moderate
On the eastern side of Enchant Wedding Isle, you’ll find the entrance to a tunnel which leads down under the Sea. At the bottom of the passage, you’ll find an Observation Dome, where you can relax and chat with friends as you all take in the view. If you are lucky, you may even catch sight of the Maid herself..
She is Hoa O Ka Nalu, or Hoa Nalu, for short, which means The Friend of the Waves. Come to her enchanted realm beneath the surface, where you can relax with your fellow Seafolk. Mer may enjoy dancing among the arches, or simply roaming peacefully through the kelp. Visit with us, and don’t be too surprised if you encounter some familiar friends, and perhaps even some not so familiar.
Hoa Nalu makes her home in Shell Hall, near the eastern drop-off, where she welcomes friends and strangers alike, as they pass through her realm. She often visits a small shrine to the west, and can sometimes be found tending the sands near The Arches.
But, wherever you find her, Hoa O Ka Nalu will greet you with the Friendship of the Waves!
Contact Person – Mistress Bonde (Hoa O Ka Nalu)


Rating: Moderate
Description: Featuring an area for gatherings/a stage, areas to explore, and soon rentals in shells or the cave system under the main floor.
Restrictions: Shells off are accepted underwater, but scales, fabric, leaves or something of a sort is required for bottoms. 😉
Polestar is a dream I have had for years for deep water of my own, and to share that space with others. It is a work in progress, but it is currently finished enough to start sharing I feel.

Meaning: pole·​star | \ ˈpōl-ˌstär
1 : north star
2a : a directing principle : guide
b : a center of attraction
Contact Person – Paergence (paergence.puddles)


Rating: Moderate
Visit Poofies to start your exploration of the Bellisseria Waterway! As an open sandbox, Poofies is the
perfect place to relax with other mers with out having to worry about finding somewhere else to go when you need to rez something. Sitting on the southern tip of the Satori continent, we’re located perfectly
between Bellisseria and the Blake Sea, provding free access for you to explore all the ocean has to offer!
Open to all types of avatars and mederated by admins. Poofies is a safe space and newcomer friendly
Contact Person – Bunny UwU


Rating: Moderate
Mermaid Cove is located right under a Dance Club Party Boat. They have regular DJ’s and Dancing.
A perfect place if you’d like to live the Mer Life and Party. Be sure to wear your dancing fins.
If you land on the main landing just wiggle off the deck and jump in the water.
Contact Person – CowGrl (cowgrl.crystal)


Rating: Adult
Other Restrictions: You must have FLY active before TP’ing into the sim if you want to ascend/descend. But please do not FLY other than ascending/descending in the water!
Description: The beautiful underwater garden at sirens beach is located around the perimeter of the island. Swim and dive here or take the 10 minute tour of the garden in the little submarine.


Rating: Moderate
Restrictions: RP welcome but not mandatory
Description: Kelpwick is a light roleplay/exploration sim housing the town of Kelpwick, set in an alternate universe where merfolk society bears a striking resemblance to late Victorian/early Industrial Revolution time periods.
Vistors are welcome and encouraged to explore, roleplay or simply hang out and socialize in the town, the surrounding kelp farms and forests or even in the abyssal Deep End.
Contact Person: Rhodan Fishbottoms


Rating: Moderate
Description: Humans may not be on the menu here, but you’re welcome to explore this beautiful underwater habitat. Lots of glass buildings with community inside and out. When you’re done studying the land dwelling specimens, set off and explore the waters of the Satori mainland. You might even find a few SWF friends in residence nearby!
Contact Person – Petros Aabye

If you find any information on this page that is incorrect, please let Tabitha Hawksby inworld know so that she can make corrections; she will correct the Hangouts Notecard and pass your changes to the WebMerstress. Thank you! 🙂


Please review the information below to host an official SWF Hangout:

To qualify as a SWF Hangout, you just need to complete 3 simple tasks…

(1) If your landmark doesn’t take visitors directly to the hangout, place a teleport to the hangout at (or near) the landing point.

(2) Place the current SWF kiosk either at (or near) your landing point or in your hangout area.

You can always get the current kiosk at:

(This LM will put you directly in front of the SWF Kiosk at HQ. The SWF Kiosk cycles through different textures. Click on the texture that reads: “Request a 5 prim kiosk” to get your very own copy.)
(3) When you’re all set up, prepare a short notecard saying that your hangout is ready for review. Please include a landmark!
You can also send a short description to put in the official hangout notecard, or list some features of your area that you’d like to bring attention to. Descriptions will be edited for content and length.
Name the notecard SWF Hangout (your name) and send it to Tabitha Hawksby She will arrange for inspection and verification.
*** Hangouts must be open to everyone regardless of gender, as we are not able to police who will go to your sim. ***

…That’s it! You’re done!

Once your area is approved, voila! Your location will be listed on the SWF Hangout notecard we distribute.


Here are some suggestions for hangouts:

Mer dancing: Add an area with a way to play music and do Mer dances. Have a dance ball or pose balls with Mer dances. Parcel media stream will do for music.

Sitting/meeting area: Create a place for Mers to sit and look gorgeous/handsome and just chat.  Use pose balls, items with sits, etc., making it possible for small groups to gather and interact.

Accessibility: Make things easy to find: Teleporters to different parts of your hangout come in very handy if the areas are far apart or hidden from view.

Exploration: Think of your hangout space as a small club house or an underwater garden. You can put lots of things in there and make it as big as you’d like, but only a cozy, little corner is needed to be a SWF Hangout.

Small club house or an underwater garden. You can put lots of things in there and make it as big as you’d like, but only a cozy, little corner is needed to be a SWF Hangout.


Safe Waters Foundation is a not for profit group supporting the development of Merfolk and aquatics in Second Life. Our goal is to increase awareness of, and bring together designers, retailers, sims, and other venues aimed at merrow, mermen, mermaids, sirens, aquatics, and lovers of the same.

Becoming a SWF Hangout, will help to increase your traffic and create awareness of your Mer/Aquatic areas. Best of all, it’s free!

All our official hangouts are listed in a notecard which is distributed across Second Life to SWF members and non-members alike via the SWF Kiosk.

Each hangout entry includes a LM, SLURL, and a short description of the venue.

You can get more information about SWF at our in-world headquarters (see LM below), or on the web at:

We also have a weekly Saturday support group meeting at 10 a.m. SLT, where all your questions can be answered.


SWF Support Group:

To become part of SWF use the group joiner at our headquarters, or paste this into chat, click on the link, and hit the join button:

Our official group name is:  !!! Safe Waters Foundation!!!

Read about all things mermaid (real and virtual) at: