“I Don't Believe in Mermaids”
Season 1, Episode 11
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Air Date

July 26th 2013 (Netflix)
4 October 2013 (Network Ten)


Max Dann


Evan Clarry

  Episode Guide

Zac Returns to Mako


Close Call

 I Dont Believe In Mermaids is eleventh episode of Season 1 of Mako Mermaids and was made available on Netflix on July 26 2013.


Nixie is convinced that she and the girls will never be able to return to the pod again and goes off alone to clear her mind. While walking on the pier, she meets a young boy who refuses to go sailing to the South Pacific with his parents. Nixie inadvertently causes the boy to run away after giving the boy advice to "look after yourself". Feeling guilty, she looks for the boy herself and gets him to believe in magic to want to explore the world, also asking him to throw Sirena's carved shell into the South Pacific in hopes it will get to Sirena's sister, Aquata. Meanwhile, after finding a trident through Mako's land entrance, Zac does some research on the trident and ocean mythology and is determined to one day get it himself, unbeknownst to him that the trident's history involves much "horrendous and destructive" power through mermen


  • This is the first episode in Mako Mermaids where a mermaid reveals her secret to someone on land.
  • Ben finds out Nixie is a mermaid.
  • Aquata gets Sirena's shell.


Main Characters

Recurring Characters

Guest Characters

  • Nicholas Hamilton as Ben
  • Karen Bowen as Ben's Mom
  • Rowan Howard as Ben's Dad