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Complete your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with your experienced team at Sugar Land Dive Center.  We offer the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) monthly in either Sugar Land, Texas, or Cozumel, Mexico. We are confident we will have a program that will meet your schedule and needs.  We also offer PADI Specialty Instructor Training, Master Scuba Diver Prep Courses, and the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course with all of our PADI IDC's

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Our next Cozumel IDC will begin on Wednesday, April 28, ending Sunday, May 9.  The PADI IE will be held on Cozumel on May 13/14.

Please view our Calendar for all our programs.

What makes us different?
  • Year-round training featuring monthly PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC)
  • IDC’s 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
  • Housing available
  • Job placement assistance

Compare the difference.  All our IDC's Include:
  • IDC Digital Crewpac
  • IDC Prep Course
  • Free Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course
In addition to everything listed above, our Cozumel IDC's also include:
  • Accommodations in our exclusive "Dive House."
  • Transportation to and from training locations

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 Promise to You:

Our promise to you is simple.  We promise to provide the best 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.)

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

Our All-Inclusive Price 


*Cozumel IDC's $2200.00

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

  • IDC Fee $199.00
  • IE Fee $715.00
  • Specialty Instructor Fee - $74.00 per specialty applied for.
  Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
11 Aug 2021 IDC - Cozumel 23 Aug 2021 US$ 2200.00

Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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08 Sep 2021 IDC - Cozumel 20 Sep 2021 US$ 2200.00

Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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13 Oct 2021 IDC - Cozumel 25 Oct 2021 US$ 2200.00

Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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17 Nov 2021 IDC - Cozumel 29 Nov 2021 US$ 2200.00

Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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