Dive Ninja Rated #1 in All 7 World’s Best Awards- Including Best Quality of Diver Training!

The entire team at IDC Los Cabos & Dive Ninja Expeditions is erupting with joy today. We’ve just learned that we took first place in all 7 World’s Best Diving Categories for the entirety of the Pacific & Indian Oceans! Wow…

That’s right! We are super excited to announce that Dive Ninja has received FIRST PLACE in ALL 7 CATEGORIES in Pacific & Indian Oceans at the Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2023 Readers Choice Awards — including taking #1 for Best Overall Dive Center and #1 for Quality of Diver Training! The whole ninja family is blown away by this incredible news. Think about it for a moment, Dive Ninja is in the Pacific & Indian Oceans region competing alongside massive divemaster & instructor development dive centers in some of the most iconic dive destinations in the world like Indonesia, Thailand, and the Maldives. We’re so excited to see our hardwork pay off and put Cabo & Baja on the map not only for amazing diving but as as place where you can receive some of the world’s best training and PADI courses. The awards have 7 distinct categories for dive shops. Here’s how we ranked:

  • First Place, Best Overall Dive Center
  • First Place, Quality of Diver Training & Courses
  • First Place, Quality of Staff
  • First Place, Attention to Safety
  • First Place, Quality of Facilities
  • First Place, Quality of Dive Boats
  • First Place, Quality of Rental Gear

Plus, we were also been informed that we are the first dive shop to ever take first place in all 7 categories in the 30 year history of the awards. Dive Ninja’s Platinum Course Director, Aitor Díaz, was so stoked when we told him the news: “To see all of our Ninja team’s hard work and passion come together to take first place not only in quality of dive training & courses, like our PADI Instructor courses & Divemaster programs, as well as quality of staff and best overall dive center  — but to be ranked first place in all 7 possible categories is a dream come true.” 

Even the original Ninja himself, Jay Clue, was blown away. Saying, “I’m at a loss for words. I can’t believe our small shop was able to make it in the top 10, let alone take first place in every possible category. It’s such a special feeling to see all our hard work pay off and to show that a tiny conservation focused dive shop could rank alongside the much bigger, heavier hitters in a region packed with so much of the world’s best diving. All I can say is thank you so much to all of the amazing ninjas around the world that have supported us over the years.”, 

Team Ninja will receive their 7 awards at this years DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida taking place November 1-4, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center. Both Jay and Aitor will be at the Dive Ninja booth #1613 at DEMA representing the team. So make sure to stop by and say hello or ask them how Dive Ninja can help make diving your dream job.  The award winners will be officially announced in the World’s Best Diving issue of Scuba Diving Magazine coming out in early November.

Dive Ninja ranked #1 in Quality of Diver Training & Courses at 2023 Scuba Diving Magazine's Readers Choice Awards
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About the 2023 Readers Choice Awards

Each year thousands of all types of divers from around the globe vote to rank the world’s best scuba diving, including the best dive shops, destinations, resorts, liveaboards and sites for all levels of divers — from beginners to advanced divers. The 2023 Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards are one of the most sought after in the industry. This year marks a special 30th year of the awards. The Readers Choice Winners are announced in a special issue of the World’s Best Diving Resorts & Liveaboardswhich comes out in early November, as well as the results being posted to scubadiving.com.

Scuba Diving’s annual Readers Choice Awards gives thousands of the magazine’s subscribers and online users the chance to voice their opinion on their favorite dive shops, destinations and more. Readers rated their experiences at dive centers & destinations around the world in a variety of categories. For a dive center or destination to be considered for entry into the awards there is a minimum number of responses required as well as other standards & metrics for being included. After all is tallied up, the top 10 for each category are announced showcasing the world’s best diving!