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PADI INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE Become a PADI Scuba Instructor

Complete your PADI Instructor Course with Sugar Land Dive Center. 

Our commitment to your success as a PADI Instructor begins now!

At Sugar Land Dive Center, we pride ourselves on conducting our IDCs professionally yet fun. Join Platinum PADI Course Director Phillip Hetherington and his experienced Instructional Team and take the next step in your diving career. Over an easy-paced, flexible program, you will learn to organize PADI courses, present academic presentations, and conduct confined and open-water teaching sessions.  

Our first scheduled IDC of 2023 will begin on Saturday, April 15, and is scheduled to end on Sunday, April 23. The PADI IE will be held in Nacogdoches on April 29/30.

 2023 Texas IDC Schedule 

The schedule is complete for our 2023 Instructor Development Courses that will be held in Cozumel with our Sister location, Cozumel DIve Academy. Check out our Cozumel schedule below.

 2023 Cozumel IDC Schedule 


Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is simple. We will provide you with the best, most current training possible. When you complete your PADI IDC with us, we guarantee you will pass your PADI Instructor Exam (IE), or you can come back and participate in another IDC at no additional cost. (PADI fees not included.)

What makes us different?
  • Year-round training featuring monthly PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC)
  • IDCs are available in either Texas or Cozumel, Mexico
  • Small class sizes. Maximum of six candidates per IDC
  • Flexible schedules, including night and weekend programs
  • Quality real-life training, including industry-specific clinics
  • Bi-Lingual Instructors on staff - English and Spanish
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) program with a wide range of Specialty Instructor Courses
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor Programs offered with every IDC
  • Job placement assistance

Compare the difference. All our IDCs Include the following:
  • IDC Digital Crewpac
  • IDC Prep Course
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course
  • EFRI Crewpac
  • Free Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course
In addition to everything listed above, our Cozumel IDCs also include the following:
  • Accommodations in our exclusive "Dive House."
  • Transportation to and from training locations
  • Lunch is provided on training days.

Already an Instructor with another certifying agency? Let us show you how easy it is to cross over and maximize your potential as a PADI Instructor.

Our goal is for you to become a successful PADI Dive Professional.

Our All-Inclusive Price 

$1995.00* 

*Cozumel IDC's $2200.00

PADI Fees are not included and are payable directly to PADI. The 2020 fees are:

  • IDC Fee $209.00
  • IE Fee $749.00
  • Specialty Instructor Fee - $79.00 per specialty applied for.
    Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
07 Mar 2023 IDC - Cozumel 20 Mar 2023 US$ 2200.00

IDC Curriculum
Thu 02 Sep 2021
08:30 AM
60 minutes
Cozumel Dive Academy
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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15 Apr 2023 IDC - Sugar Land 23 Apr 2023 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 4
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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02 May 2023 IDC - Cozumel 15 May 2023 US$ 2200.00

IDC Curriculum
Thu 02 Sep 2021
08:30 AM
60 minutes
Cozumel Dive Academy
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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27 Jun 2023 IDC - Cozumel 10 Jul 2023 US$ 2200.00

IDC Curriculum
Thu 02 Sep 2021
08:30 AM
60 minutes
Cozumel Dive Academy
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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08 Jul 2023 IDC - Sugar Land 16 Jul 2023 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 4
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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05 Sep 2023 IDC - Cozumel 18 Sep 2023 US$ 2200.00

IDC Curriculum
Thu 02 Sep 2021
08:30 AM
60 minutes
Cozumel Dive Academy
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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07 Oct 2023 IDC - Sugar Land 15 Oct 2023 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Confined Water 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 1
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 2
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 3
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Open Water 4
Sat 28 Jan 2023
01:18 AM
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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14 Nov 2023 IDC - Cozumel 27 Nov 2023 US$ 2200.00

IDC Curriculum
Thu 02 Sep 2021
08:30 AM
60 minutes
Cozumel Dive Academy
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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