Sea enthusiasts should consider visiting these mermaid shows

They're lean, mean, swimming machines  – we aren't talking about Olympians like Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, we're referring to mermaids. If you think that these mythical creatures only exist in movies, think again. A recent article by CNN revealed some places that you can get up close and personal with these sea goddesses.

If you're in the following cities, you should consider stopping by the following two venues for a unique mermaid performance that is probably unlike anything you've ever seen:

     ♦ Downtown Aquarium – Denver, Colorado
The eight women here, who are known as the Mystic Mermaids, hold traditional jobs by day and transform themselves into these captivating creatures once the sun sets.

"It's really enjoyable work, and I feel privileged to do it," 26-year-old Denver resident Allison Wos told CNN. "Our audiences get a kick out of it, too, and seem mesmerized by our shows."

As patrons dine at the aquarium's restaurant and look on, these fancy females twist and turn while immersed in enormous saltwater tanks and surrounded by various forms of sealife ranging from sea turtles to eels to Queensland groupers.

     ♦ Dive Bar – Sacramento, California
Open seven days a week until 2 a.m., Dive Bar is changing the way we think of mermaids. "Mermen" as they are affectionately known, participate in the show and according to one employee, are a big hit.

"The crowd goes wild when the guys hop in the tank and are treated almost like rock stars," said Rachel Smith, a mermaid at the bar. "The guys who work as mermen are very macho and portray a warrior and tough guy look inside the tank."

Whether you choose to attend a show that is a bit more kid-appropriate or geared toward the 21-and-over crowd, one thing is for certain: you shouldn't stress yourself out trying to rent a car. Instead, use an executive transportation service like Hermes Worldwide. Their experienced chauffeurs will make sure that you arrive to and from the show or wherever else in the city you want to go safely and comfortably.

Sea enthusiasts should consider visiting these mermaid shows