In Splash, Allen is shown going overboard into the sea when he was a child. Allen sees a young mermaid (young Madison) and he is suddenly safe and stays underwater the entire time and remains unharmed until he is rescued.

Young Allen

When Allen is an adult, he jumps into the water after Madison to help her escape. He is struggling to swim until Madison grabs him. During the end credits of the film, it shows Madison and Allen swimming underwater towards Madison's underwater home. Allen does not come to the surface for air the entire time.

Madison and Allen

Madison and Allen kissing

Is there any evidence to suggest that Allen can breathe underwater when Madison is with him?

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According to The Disney Wiki, Allen can survive under water as long as Madison is with him:

When she reveals that Allen can survive under water as long as he is with her, Allen realizes she was the young mermaid he had met so long before, and although she warns him that if he comes to live in the sea "(he) can't go back," he jumps into the water after her and they elude their pursuers. Together they swim along the ocean floor toward what appears to be an underwater kingdom.

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