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.