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Dive Ninja Expeditions announces new PADI IDC Center in Los Cabos



​Dive Ninja Expeditions has announced a new ​PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center in Los Cabos​, Mexico set to open in early 2021. As pioneers in sustainable marine tourism, Dive Ninjas will offer a unique IDC program that focuses on helping instructor candidates learn to work in sustainable and ecotourism, giving them the tools 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.

Dive Ninja Expeditions released their ​Ninja PADI Divemaster program earlier this year and it has been a success amidst the pandemic. ​

“Now that our Ninja Divemaster program is up and running, our focus has been on designing a unique PADI Instructor Development Course program that matches 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,​” ​said conservationist and Dive Ninja founder Jay Clue.

Dive Ninjas has chosen former PADI Regional Manager and Instructor Examiner, Anders Heegaard, to lead their 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 Dive Ninjas own PADI Whale Defender distinctive specialty course, 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 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 Clue.

The full curriculum and details of Dive Ninjas’ PADI Instructor & GoPro programs will be released in January 2021 to coincide with the grand opening of their second location at Casa Dorada, a renowned 5 star hotel located on Medano Beach in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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

Photos: ​Jay Clue

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SCUBAPRO CARES – Step by step for the protection of our oceans



For over 50 years Scubapro has been committed to diving and marine conservation. From optimising materials and manufacturing techniques to sponsoring conservation organisations and the work of the Deep Elite Ambassadors, Scubapro is committed to helping preserve the oceans.

The goal is to create awareness for the oceans and encourage divers to get involved in environmental protection. Scubapro has partnerships with Mission Blue, Galapagos National Parks, Conservation International, WWF, Antinea Foundation, San Diego Oceans Foundation, REEF, National Marine Life Center, Sharkproject, SOS Sea Turtles, Ozeankind, Yaqu Pacha and many more.


Scubapro divewear is the greenest – or bluest – in the industry. In 2012, Scubapro was the first manufacturer to use X-Foam neoprene. In 2017, again as the first manufacturer, the solvent-free Aqua Alpha glue followed in Everflex suits. Today, all Scubapro dry suits, wetsuits, shortys, hoods and gloves thicker than 1.5 mm are made with this solvent-free glue. In addition, the standards for neoprene include the use of only environmentally beneficial doped-dyed yarns, carbon black components from recycled tyres and 100% petroleum-free limestone

“Scubapro was one of the first brands to stop using petroleum-based neoprene and to start using neoprene that was gained from Limestone instead. By developing the Everflex 3/2mm no zip, we have tried to produce a natural-based neoprene suit. We have also used solvent free glue for the fabric production and suit assembly which complies to REACH regulations for pollutant free production processes. Having had the chance to spend time with the workers on the production chain, I can tell that this is a serious milestone for ensuring their health and developing an eco-friendlier level of neoprene.”

– Nicolas Vincent, Scubapro product manager Dive Wear & Bags 


As part of its Responsible Packaging program, Scubapro is gradually reducing the use of plastic packaging. Some measures that have already been implemented: 

  • Recycled cardboard boxes or protective containers for masks that can be used sustainably for transport and storage of accessories.
  • Boots in fabric bags that can be used for transport and storage as well as a wash or shoe bag.
  • Headbands, neoprene mask straps, gloves and other accessories are delivered on recycled label cards as packaging.
  • Regulators, computers, and regulator maintenance kits are shipped in cardboard packaging without plastic.
  • Fins in recycled cardboard boxes or in mesh bags that can be used for transport and storage or as bags for marine debris when diving.

The complete elimination of plastic and the reduction of total packaging are the goals of the Responsible Packaging program. Innovative packaging solutions for more products will be introduced
in the near future.

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Marine Life & Conservation

The IMPERFECT Conservationist, Episode #4: Think Like an IMPERFECT Conservationist – Why ‘imperfect’ is important (Watch Video)



Why does “Imperfect” matter when it comes to conservation? In this video I explain how being imperfect is important especially when it comes to conservation. This is a view into the mindset of being an Imperfect Conservationist.

This is “The IMPERFECT Conservationist” – Episode #4, a between the scenes Special Edition. In this series I take the big concepts of conservation and break them down into easily digestible bite-size pieces that can be applied to everyday busy life. In each video you will get your dose of “Conservation Empowerment” with ways to THINK like an IMPERFECT Conservationist and EASY – AFFORDABLE – IMPACTFUL conservation action that fits into your life. We can’t do it all, or do it perfectly but when it comes to being part of the solution, we can always do something! Be inspired, inspire others, do something good. Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button, and the bell so you know when my new videos post! More on my website and social channels too.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email

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