Conservation Courses in Mexico

Conservation is the beating heart of everything we do at Dive Ninjas. From our partnerships with organizations like Nakawe Project & Sea Shepherd to our citizen science expeditions & true ecotours, we work hard to protect and preserve the beautiful oceans that bring us so much joy. It is our passion and our conservation courses are designed to share this passion with you. We hope to inspire the next generation of ocean heroes so that many more divers can experience the wonders of the oceans for generations to come. Our conservation courses are all taught by Team Ninja instructors that are actively working in marine research & conservation projects here in Cabo San Lucas and Baja California Sur.

Below you’ll find our full range of Conservaration courses. They make a great addition to any of our expeditions or local diving & tours. We offer PADI and Project AWARE courses, as well as custom built workshops. Give us a shout if you’d like to speak with one of our instructors or have any questions, and we can start planning your next adventure in beautiful Baja together. 

Project AWARE Specialist Course

An Introduction to Ocean Conservation

This dry course introduces you to marine conservation and the Project AWARE global movement for ocean protection. It gives you a quick crash course into the threats our oceans face while focusing on 10 topics to protect our ocean planet. Through interactive discussions, you’ll learn how you can make a difference for ocean  protection at home and every time you dive or travel. Since it is a dry course, the Project AWARE Specialty Course is ideal for divers and non-divers alike. It is open to all ages so it’s a great way to get the mini ocean ninjas started on protecting the oceans. It also makes the perfect solution to those bad weather days or when you can’t dive before your flight home.

Duration: 1/2 day
Cost: $100 USD
Includes: Everything. Learning materials, ninja instructor, Project AWARE Our World, Our Water manual, certification fee, special Project AWARE PADI certification card, and a donation in your honor to help fund Project AWARE’s hard work protecting our oceans.
Prerequisites: None. Open to all ages. No prior experience with diving, snorkeling or freediving is required.

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PADI Whale Defender Distinctive Specialty

An Introduction to Whale Conservation

Once feared by sailors as sea monsters they now captivate the hearts and minds of so many of us. They are remarkable creatures. From the largest animal to have ever lived on earth, to their hauntingly beautiful songs, incredible migrations, playful calfs, and some even going out of their way to protect other species from harm. Our mammalian ocean cousins need our help. The PADI Whale Defender course distinctive specialty course was written by Dive Ninja’s very own Jay Clue and 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.

Duration: 1/2 day
Cost: $130 USD
Includes: Everything. Learning materials, ninja instructor, Project AWARE Our World, Our Water manual, certification fee, special Project AWARE PADI certification card, and a donation in your honor to help fund Project AWARE’s hard work protecting our oceans.
Prerequisites: None. Open to all ages. No prior experience with diving, snorkeling or freediving is required.

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Coral Reef Conservation Course

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and productive ecosystems on earth. The Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems. You’ll learn how coral reefs function and why they are so important and most importantly, how you can help save them. As a “fins off” course (meaning no dives required), you only need to have an interest in the aquatic environment or a desire to take action for a clean and healthy ocean to enroll. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions and no water sessions are required to earn this non-diving certification.

Duration: 1/2 day
Cost: $130 USD
Includes: Everything. Learning materials, ninja instructor, AWARE Our World, Our Water manual, certification fee, special Project AWARE PADI certification card, and a donation in your honor to help fund Project AWARE’s hard work protecting our oceans.
Prerequisites: None. Open to all ages. No prior experience with diving, snorkeling or freediving is required.

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