The Ninja PADI Divemaster Course in Sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The Baja sun beams down where the rugged desert mountains meet the rich turquoise sea; a convergence of three essential elements that creates endless opportunities for adventure on this rugged peninsula. Fire, Earth, and Water. Fire forges professionalism, earth builds ocean ambassadors, and water builds ninja-level skill proficiency. These three essential elements form the foundation of a truly great divemaster. When knowledge and experience are built upon this foundation by a dedicated team of mentors who have the tools to shape you into the best diver, ocean ambassador, and human you can be, the opportunities are endless. A diver who knows what it means to be a professional, and how to use their position to initiate positive change is a true asset to any dive operation or team.
Join us for our Ninja PADI Divemaster mentorship program in Cabo San Lucas – where the Sea of Cortez meets the mighty Pacific Ocean, home to 1/3 of the world's marine mammals, sharks, rays, and so much more. Learn from the wealth of knowledge our instructors have acquired from their experiences all over the world, and stand out from the thousands of divemaster candidates out there!
Although the PADI Divemaster course is the most widely accepted pro-level training program in the world, without real-world application and the right people to advise you, your training will be rather conventional in a consistently unconventional industry. Theory and skill training are just a small part of the transition from a recreational diver to a professional diver. Throughout the internship, you will gain experience in all aspects of operating a dive business including sales, reservations, equipment maintenance, tour operations, logistics, filling tanks, designing eco-tours, and of course, diving. As a part of our team, you will learn to work in remote areas, build your resume, market yourself in the industry, and develop additional skills such as photography and/or videography. You will be taught to the same standards that we hold our own Ninja Team to in our everyday operations, locally and on remote expeditions, so that you will be a valuable pro wherever your career might take you.
Become an Ocean Ambassador...
As a leader in the ecotourism industry, this is our specialty. Based on our years of experience cultivating citizen-science experiences, working with local researchers, and transitioning communities to ecotourism, we have built a conservation-based program unlike any other divemaster course out there.
Join our collective of like-minded ocean conservationists to learn what it takes to be a true ecotourism operator from sourcing locally, to reducing waste, partnering with local operators, educating local communities, implementing sustainable regulations, supporting researchers, involving guests in conservation efforts, designing eco-tours, and so much more. Our conservation workshops will give you the tools to initiate positive change wherever you decide to go. Learning to work in diving while minimizing our impact on the environment we work in is what will determine the future of this industry and the health of our oceans as a whole. The more ambassadors who are impassioned by the captivating seas and equipped with the right tools, the better chance we have of saving this incredible underwater world that gives so many of us purpose and community.
Achieve Ninja-Level Skills...
Whatever your diving proficiency when you arrive, we will work with you to perfect it to ninja-level standards. We don't mean just the skills outlined in the PADI curriculum. Diving should become second nature, so natural in fact, that you can anticipate, respond, and fix problems before they even happen, like a stealthy ninja. We have a buoyancy workshop designed for technical divers, but geared towards professional candidates to fine-tune buoyancy, and a fail-proof marine creature identification workshop for pros to learn the fish of the area you are working in (a must for impressing your guests and earning tips)! Our deep pool is perfect for polishing skills until they are ninja-level performance quality, and our dive sites are varied to give you experience leading different types of dives in various conditions. After every dive/tour, you will follow up with the mentor to discuss what to improve upon for the next dive, and how to anticipate scenarios. You won't be a student, nor a shop slave, but a team member in training with a family of wise ninjas to guide you.
Price: from $1650.00 (USD)
Duration: 4-6 Weeks
Full PADI Divemaster course, 10+ specialized ninja workshops, PADI O2 Provider & PADI Equipment specialty courses, all divemaster training (theory, pool, & ocean sessions), divemaster internship, and more!
Divemaster crew pack, PADI membership fee, & rental gear