Announcing Our New PADI IDC Center in Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — Dive Ninja Expeditions is proud to announce our new PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center in Los Cabos, Mexico set to open in early 2021. Following our ethos of sustainable marine tourism, we will offer a unique IDC program that focuses on helping instructor candidates learn to work in sustainable and ecotourism, while helping them gain the skills they need to be able to start on the right path to working in tourism and protecting our oceans no matter where their life takes them. Earlier this year we released our Ninja PADI Divemaster program aimed at helping divers take a different approach to becoming a dive professional . “Now that our Ninja Divemaster program is up and running, our focus has been on designing a unique PADI Instructor Development Course program that compliments it. We spent this year designing the Ninja IDC program as the logical next step for dive pros looking to make a positive impact on the oceans that give us so much, ” says conservationist and Dive Ninja founder Jay Clue.

Ninja PADI Instructor Development Course IDC in Los Cabos, Mexico
New PADI IDC Center in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

After much thought and consideration we have chosen former PADI Regional Manager and Instructor Examiner, Anders Heegaard, to lead this new program. Anders is a PADI Platinum Course Director, bringing over 20 years of experience to their IDC program as well as a wealth of knowledge in growing and establishing PADI GoPro programs. “The Dive Ninjas IDC and GoPro Programs will be something different than any program out there by heavily incorporating ocean conservation programs at instructor levels while giving the same high-quality PADI IDC training that the organization is famous for,” said Heegaard.

The Ninja IDC program stands apart not only from others in the area but most in the world in that its expanded curriculum helps instructor candidates develop the tools and understanding to better protect our planet’s oceans and their inhabitants. It includes additional workshops on conservation such as becoming an instructor of Dive Ninjas own PADI Whale Defender distinctive specialty course, plus workshops on shark and ray tourism taught by shark scientist, Dr Frida Lara, as well as other marine scientists actively working on research in Baja, programs on creating sustainable tourism projects, links to their partner programs with Project AWARE, introductions to freediving, tec, & sidemount diving, and so much more.

Through this program, we want to continue our mission of showing the world that tourism can be utilized to not only support marine conservation and research; but to protect the incredible animals and ecosystems responsible for making millions of divers around the world flock to the ocean every year,” shared Jay. The full curriculum and details of Dive Ninjas’ PADI Instructor & GoPro programs will be released in late January 2021 to coincide with the grand opening of their second PADI 5 Star location inside Casa Dorada, a renowned 5 star hotel located on Medano Beach in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

To learn more about the new Ninja PADI Instructor Development Course visit:

New PADI IDC Instructor Development program & PADI 5 Star IDC Center in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


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