The Mermaid Suit is an item in Oracle of Ages. It is found in Mermaid's Cave. The suit serves as an upgrade to the Zora's Flippers as it allows Link to swim in deeper waters. Additionally, it allows Link to dive underneath the water, and explore the areas in dungeons and beneath the sea. This unique diving ability is required as Link journeys through Mermaid's Cave and later on through Jabu-Jabu's Belly.
Link's swimming speed increases when he obtains the Mermaid Suit, as well as his ability to swim against strong currents.
The control scheme that Link uses to swim changes when he obtains the Mermaid Suit. Before when Link had the Zora's Flippers, he could just hold one of the directions on the D-pad, causing him to swim in that direction. Once Link obtains the Mermaid Suit, he swims by tapping the D-pad. Pressing the A-button allows Link to use items underwater, such as his sword or the Switch Hook. Pressing the B-button causes Link to dive underwater or to resurface.
"The skin of the mythical beast."
- Many of the Zora that live in Zora Village, including King Zora, will mistake Link for a Mermaid while he wears the suit.
Link swimming with the Mermaid Suit