The Mermaid Suit
|First appearance||Oracle of Ages (2001)|
|Use||Diving and swimming in deep water|
Boosts speed of swimming
- "You got a Mermaid Suit! Now you can swim in deep waters."
- — In-game description
The Mermaid Suit is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages. "The skin of the mythical beast", the Mermaid Suit is an upgrade for the Flippers and allows Link to swim and dive in deep water as well as boosting his swimming speed considerably. It is found in the sixth dungeon, Mermaid's Cave. The Mermaid Suit allows Link to swim in the sea and even explore the seabed by diving. It also allows him to swim against currents that are far too strong to tackle with the Flippers only.
The control-scheme changes slightly from the Flippers once the Mermaid Suit has been collected. The player must tap the control pad to swim rather than holding it down. The A-button allows the player to use items underwater such as the Switch Hook and the sword. The B-button is used for diving and resurfacing.