AWARE Week 2020
Join Dive Ninja Expeditions as we join forces with Project AWARE for a week of ocean conservation with special events, talks, special dive deals, and much more! But best of all Dive Ninjas will be making a donation on your behalf for any activities you join to Project AWARE to help them continue their hard work protecting our oceans! Cant make it to Cabo for the week? No stress! Dive Ninjas is bringing back their Ocean Stories project to stream as much of the talks and courses online!
AWARE Week is back! Ocean lovers around the world are invited to join in the AWARE Week 2020 celebrations and act for change.
Dive Ninja Expeditions is joining forces with PADI® and the Project AWARE® team to celebrate the power of our global dive community and inspire positive actions for a clean and healthy ocean, both with our fins on and fins off. The third annual AWARE Week takes place this year throughout the week of 19-27 September 2020.
With travel still being pretty hard for most, Dive Ninjas is bringing back their Ocean Stories platform just for this special week! We’ll be streaming live the talks and courses with special guests divers and ocean lovers around the world can get involved. So don’t worry if getting down to Cabo isn’t quite possible right now, you’ll still be able to join in on the fun from the comfort of your home or office! Scroll down to check out the full schedule of events and make sure to check back soon for updates and sign up links for the online talks. Have a question about joining us in Cabo for the week or want to see how you can get more involved? Give us a shout!
AWARE Week 2020 Schedule
September 20, 2020 at 9am MST
| $85 | ONLINE | BOOK ONLINE>
PADI Whale Defender Distinctive Specialty Online Course
with: Jay Clue [Award Winning Photographer, Conservationist, & Explorer] We kick off AWARE week with Dive Ninja’s very own, Jay Clue teaching his special PADI Whale Defender conservation course online! The PADI Whale Defender – Whale Conservation course explores the complex intertwined history of humans & whales, as well as why whales are important for healthy oceans, threats they face, and how you can help protect these incredible ocean giants. You’ll learn about whale biology & evolution as well as citizen science projects you can get involved in right now and so much more. Join Team Ninja and become a whale defender today. REGISTER NOW >>
September 21, 2020 at 9am MST
| $95 | ONLINE & IN STORE | BOOK ONLINE>
AWARE Shark Conservation ONLINE Course
with: Pete Rodriguez Arana [Shark Scientist & Hammerhead Researcher] Shark Scientist Pete Rodriguez Arana joins Jay Clue for a very special PADI Project AWARE Shark Conservation course online to help support Project AWARE and The Shark League’s efforts to advance the protection of endangered Mako Sharks around the world. The Project AWARE Shark Conservation course explores why sharks are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them. You’ll learn more about the causes of declining shark populations and the actions you can take to become a knowledgeable and passionate shark defender. REGISTER NOW >>
September 22, 2020 at 9am MST
| $75 | ONLINE & IN STORE | BOOK ONLINE >
Journey Intro Marine Conservation – PADI Project AWARE Specialist Course
with: Ellen Myers [Conservationist & Team Ninja Instructor] Join Team Ninja’s own Ellen Myers for her special version of the AWARE Specialist course! This is a course for those that are looking to make a positive impact in their dive careers, or share their passion for the ocean in their own communities this is a great place to start. Empower yourself with the resources and tools that conservationists use to speak out for our oceans and create change, with a passionate instructor who is immersed in the field everyday. REGISTER NOW >>
September 23, 2020 at 8am MST
| $190 | IN STORE |
PADI Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Course
with: Team Ninja [Conservationist & Instructor] Join Team Ninja for a special PADI Project AWARE Dive Against Debris course! Pay the ocean forward by helping clean it up on your next dives. You’ll learn about the problems our oceans face with marine debris, how to conduct Dive Against Debris surveys, and how divers can be an integral part of the solution to keeping our oceans clean. Course price includes 2 Dive Against Debris dives in the Cabo Marine Park in the afternoon (below).
September 23, 2020 at 1pm MST
| $115* | IN STORE |
2 Dive Against Debris Dives
with: Team Ninja
Join Team Ninja as we head out for 2 dives at our Project AWARE Adopt A Dive Sites. Besides seeing all the incredible life the Cabo Marine Park offers we’ll also being looking for some very feared invasive creatures in these waters – plastics, ghost gear, fishing lines, hooks, metals, and more! Pitch in and help keep the beautiful Bay of Cabo San Lucas clean and pristine. Between dives we’ll show you how to use the Dive Against Debris app and chat about how the issue affects animals and ecosystems around the world while having some handmade delicious vegetarian wraps from our friends at Tropical Kitchen.
*Are you a Cabo local? Contact us for special local ninjas discount price.
September 24, 2020 at TBD
Special Guest Talk To Be Announced! Stay Tuned!
September 25, 2020 at 9am MST
| FREE | ONLINE | REGISTER NOW
Simple Sustainable Product Swaps to Save The Ocean
with: Sarah Richard [Founder of Girls That Scuba & A Waste Free World] One of our favorite ocean warriors and close ninja friends, Sarah of Girls That Scuba and A Waste Free World returns to Ocean Stories live from the UK for a special workshop on how we can easily swap out some of things we use in our daily lives and make a big impact on helping save our oceans. REGISTER NOW >>
September 26, 2020 at 8am MST
$45 For the Full Day| ONLINE & IN-STORE |
PADI Women’s Dive Day 2020
with: Dr. Frida Lara [Shark Scientist], Afelandra Cibrian [PADI Ambassadiver & Nudibranch Scientist], and Maru Brito [Award Winning Pro Photographer] Get Ready for a very special way to wrap up AWARE week! Our original Women’s Dive Day event in July was pushed back due to COVID travel restrictions, but trust us when we say it’s gonna be well worth the wait!! We’ve got shark scientist Dr Frida Lara, PADI Ambassadiver & Nudibranch Scientist Afelandra Cibrian, and award winning underwater photographer & videographer Maru Brito joining us for special day celebrating the incredible women in diving! They will be giving talks & presentations as well as being special guest ninja guides on the dives for the day. And Maru will be taking some awesome shots throughout the day and making a little video to memorialize what we can only expect is going to be an awesome day! We’ll head out in the morning for 2 dives in the Cabo Marine Park to have some fun and while giving back to our oceans by helping pick up any marine debris we find! Then in the afternoon we’ll kick off our presentations and workshops. Can’t make it to Cabo? Don’t worry, we’ll be streaming the afternoon talks live online!
The dives and in-store talks & presentations will be for female scuba divers & freediver’s only, but don’t stress guys! You can still join the live talks online.