What’s The Cost?
40% of all profits from these expeditions are being donated to help fund Marta’s mobula research & conservation work! This is a special limited offer series of citizen science expeditions. Each expedition is 5 days long with a maximum capacity of 6 guests. The expedition package price is $1850 USD. All prices are per person and on shared double occupancy basis. If you are traveling solo, no problem! We will match you with another solo ninja guest of the same gender. Or if you prefer your own private room a single supplement upgrade is also available for an additional fee.
The trip price includes all in-water activities, citizen science research activities, presentations throughout the week, transfers from Dive Ninjas HQ in Cabo San Lucas to/from our private beachfront accommodation, 4 nights accommodation on a shared double occupancy basis, breakfast, lunch & dinner, snacks, & soft drinks onboard the boat, and all marine park fees. Additionally, for every guest that signs up Dive Ninjas is donating a DNA sample collection kit to test fish meat being sold in local shops around North America so we can help build more data on how mobulas are being sold mislabeled as other fish species in markets & grocery stores.
What’s Not Included
The price does not include flights, transfers from/to airport to/from Dive Ninjas HQ, rental equipment, Crew Gratuity (10%-15% of trip price is customary but is at your discretion), 8% IVA (Mexican sales tax), or credit card processing fees (you may pay via transfer or bank wire without fees).
Please note that this expedition is not scuba diving based. All the action takes place at the surface so there is no need for scuba equipment. Orcas hunt Mobula Rays by using a form of bubble netting. So the bubbles created from scuba equipment tend to cause the schools to disperse quickly. Additionally, to better preserve the natural behaviors of these animals it is best done as a soft interaction without bubbles and heavy equipment. You do not need to be scuba certified or freediving certified to join these expeditions, but you do need to be comfortable swimming in the open ocean where you can not see the bottom. If you’d like to gain some experience with freediving beforehand we recommend taking a freediving course in Cabo San Lucas the days before the trip with one of our ninja instructors. It’s an awesome way to make the most of your time on the expedition!