PADI Divemaster Course

Take the first step to changing your life and make your passion into your career

Divemaster: Choose your path
Divemaster: Build a career in scuba diving
Divemaster: Become an ocean ambassador
Divemaster: develop ninja level skills

The Ninja PADI Divemaster Course in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Welcome to Cabo San Lucas. where rugged desert mountains reach down from the heavens to meet rich turquoise waters filled with life.  At Dive Ninja Expeditions we believe three essential elements form the foundation of a truly great divemaster program – professionalism, ocean ambassadorship, and ninja-level skill proficiency. Your dedicated team of Ninja mentors build upon this solid foundation with years of experience, wisdom, and passion to help shape you into the best diver, ocean ambassador, and human you can be—creating endless opportunities. Our program aims to create divemasters who not only know what it means to be a dive professional, but how to use their position to initiate positive change and be a true asset to any dive operation or team.

Join our Ninja PADI Divemaster mentorship program in sunny 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! Give us a shout with any questions or read on for more info.

Shaping Dive Professionals

Diving with great hammerheads in Bimini, The Bahamas. Photo by Jay Clue, Dive Ninja Expeditions

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 can be rather conventional in a consistently unconventional industry. Theory and skill training are just a small part of the transformation from recreational diver to professional diver. Throughout your internship you will gain experience in all aspects of operating a dive business including guiding, tour operations, reservations, equipment maintenance, dive 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 Team Ninja staff to in our everyday operations, locally and on remote expeditions, so that you will be top of the game no matter where your career may take you.

Become an Ocean Ambassador

As a world leader in sustainable tourism & the ecotourism industry, this is our specialty at Dive Ninja Expeditions. Utilizing our years of experience cultivating conservation focused expeditions, designing citizen-science experiences, working with local researchers, and helping transition communities to ecotourism, we have built  a conservation focused program unlike any other divemaster course out there.

During your course you will intern with our team of like-minded passionate ocean defenders to learn what it takes to create truly sustainable ecotourism projects 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 help you develop the tools you need to initiate positive change wherever you decide to go. Learning to work in diving while minimizing our impact on the ocean will help to change 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 incredible memories.

Bimini Big Game Club

Achieve Ninja-Level Skills

Whatever your diving proficiency when you arrive, our team will work with you to perfect it to ninja level standards. We don’t mean just the basic skills outlined in the PADI Divemaster curriculum either. In our opinion, diving should become second nature, so natural in fact, that you can anticipate, respond to, and fix problems before they even happen, like a true ninja. Our Divemaster program has 14 additional workshops built into it such as a buoyancy workshop designed for technical divers, but geared towards professional candidates to fine tune their buoyancy, a fail-proof marine creature identification workshop to help dive pros quickly learn the fish of the area you are working in and so much more.  Our heated 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 your 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.

Sounds good! What about costs & schedule?


$1650 USD


Full Time: 4-6 Weeks (5-6 days / week)
Part Time: 10-12 weeks (3 days / week)

Course Availability:

Available all year long with any start date. If you are considering taking the IDC our team can help you pick the correct dates so that you finish your course in time to start the IDC.

Zero to Hero & Multi-Course Packages:

For Zero to Hero and multi course packages click here. Or if you have questions on prerequisites, timing, or anything give us a shout and one of our instructors will happily help you decide on the best route.

What’s Included:

Full PADI Divemaster course, 10+ specialized ninja workshops, PADI O2 Provider & Equipment speciality courses, all divemaster training (theory, pool, & ocean sessions), divemaster internship and more!

Not Included:

Divemaster crew pack, PADI membership fee, & rental gear

Start Your Journey Today

Click the buttons below to sign up for your course or download our Divemaster brochure that includes the full program curriculum including the 14 additional workshops and courses that are included in your Ninja PADI Divemaster program.

The best Instructors with the most complete programs for the courses! I have learned so much and enjoyed every single moment. The Divemaster program was super unique because besides learning the normal PADI Divemaster, they added workshops about UW photo, working in remote areas, sustainability and so much more. The Ninja team is just amazing, all of them are super professional, responsible and very fun!

Ceci, Mexico
Train with Dive Ninja Expeditions, Cabo San Lucas

Thank you for all I’ve learnt during my stay in Cabo! I’m so glad I found Dive Ninjas! The course as not just some more workshops than a usual Divemaster, it was so much more and I’ve learned so much with all of the team. And not just diving either, I’ve learned so many things that I know will be super useful later! Thank you for doing all that you do, the high level teaching and raising awareness. Keep rocking the diving industry Ninjas!

Hugo, France

My favorite part was all the conservation workshops Dive Ninjas adds into their Divemaster program! I felt like I learned so much more than I would of if I went elsewhere.

Hanna, United States