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Upcoming 2020 PADI IDC's

Sunday, January 12 - Sunday January 19, 2020

Sunday, February 23 - Sunday, March 1, 2020

Our January and February programs are destination IE's.  You will complete the academic portions of your PADI IDC at Sugar Land Dive Center, then complete your confined and open water training with us on sunny Cozumel, Mexico.  The PADI Instructor Exam will also be completed on Cozumel, Mexico.  Accommodations are provided in Sugar Land Dive Center's private house for your stay on Cozumel.

Saturday, March 14 - Sunday March 22 , 2020


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Weeknight/Weekend Programs Start Upon Request

Complete your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)  with your experienced team at Sugar Land Dive Center. 

Already a Scuba Instructor with another agency?  Let us show you how to cross over to PADI and maximize your opportunities.

Our program comes with our exclusive Sugar Land Dive Center promise:

Our promise to you is simple.  If you complete your IDC with Sugar Land Dive Center, we guarantee you will pass your IE or you can come back and participate in another IDC at no additional cost.   We will even include your additional PADI fees! 

Our goal is for you to become a successful PADI Instructor

Check out our "Why Choose Sugar Land Dive Center" page for many reasons to choose us for all your professional training.

Your PADI IDC is made up of two parts - the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.  Most dive professionals will complete the entire IDC and then attend a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) which is the final step to earn your PADI Instructor Certification.

During your IDC you will learn to conduct all PADI core courses.  You will be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives.  Basically you will become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for diver safety.  Key topics you will learn include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and DIver Safety
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Consulting

At Sugar land Dive Center we believe it is most beneficial to complete your PADI Instructor Development Class in one contiguous block of time, though we realize that job or life schedules don't always allow this.  That is why all our IDC's have weekend and weeknight schedules.

IDC Prep Course

With our training experience, we have found the most challenging aspects of the Instructor Exam (IE) are the Dive Theory Exams.  The IDC Prep course is designed to give the IDC candidate extra dive theory exam preparation to ensure their success on the Instructor Exam.  During a typical IDC, there is little time to review these topics.  The Sugar Land Dive Center IDC Prep Course reviews these topics and identifies any areas of weakness that need strengthening.  This is why our IDC Prep Course is included with all of our IDCs.

All of our PADI Instructor Development Courses include:

  • IDC Prep Course
  • PADI IDC Crewpac
  • PADI IDC Online
  • PADI Digital Product Suite
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course*
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course*

*PADI fees not included

Our All Inclusive Price 


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*Cozumel IDC's $2600.00

In addition to everything included in our local PADI Instructor Development Courses our Cozumel IDC's include:

  • Accommodations in our exclusive "Dive House"
  • Breakfast and lunch daily
  • Transportation to and from training locations

IDC's scheduled to end on Cozumel will start at Sugar Land Dive Center.  You will complete the academic portions of your IDC locally and complete the Confines Water and Open Water Training portions on Cozumel.  R/T airfare is not included.

PADI Fees are not included and are payable directly to PADI.  The 2019 fees are:

  • IDC Fee $190.00
  • IE Fee $700.00
  • Specialty Instructor Fee - $72.00 per specialty


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