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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 IDC's in a professional yet fun way. Over an easy-paced, flexible program, you will learn how to organize PADI courses, present academic presentations, and conduct confined and open water teaching sessions.  

Our next Cozumel IDC starts on Wednesday, November 17. Book your spot now!

 Book Your Cozumel IDC Now


Our next Texas IDC starts on Saturday, October 2.  Reserve your spot now!

 Book Your Texas IDC Now 

 

When you complete your PADI IDC with Sugar Land Dive Center or Cozumel Dive Academy, you receive FREE diving on Cozumel with Cozumel Dive Academy for life! 

That's right.  Whenever you visit Cozumel and dive with Cozumel Dive Academy, your diving is FREE!


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.)

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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
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course
  • EFRI Crewpac
  • 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
  • Lunch 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 $199.00
  • IE Fee $715.00
  • Specialty Instructor Fee - $74.00 per specialty applied for.
  Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
02 Oct 2021 IDC - Sugar Land 10 Oct 2021 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Knowledge Development 1
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Knowledge Development 2
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Knowledge Development 3
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Knowledge Development 6
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Confined Water 1
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Confined Water 2
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Confined Water 3
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Open Water 1
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Open Water 2
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Open Water 3
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Open Water 4
Tue 28 Sep 2021
11:42 PM
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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13 Oct 2021 IDC - Cozumel 25 Oct 2021 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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17 Nov 2021 IDC - Cozumel 29 Nov 2021 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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12 Jan 2022 IDC - Cozumel 23 Jan 2022 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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09 Mar 2022 IDC - Cozumel 20 Mar 2022 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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04 May 2022 IDC - Cozumel 15 May 2022 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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29 Jun 2022 IDC - Cozumel 10 Jul 2022 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 Sep 2022 IDC - Cozumel 18 Sep 2022 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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