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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 to organize PADI courses, present academic presentations, and conduct confined and open water teaching sessions.  

We do not have any remaining Instructor Development Courses scheduled for 2021 at Sugar Land Dive Center.  Our next and last IDC of 2021 will begin on Wednesday, November 17, with Cozumel Dive Academy.  Accommodations are provided for all of our Cozumel programs.

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

 Book Your Cozumel IDC Now


Check out our 2022 Instructor Development Calendar.

 2022 IDC Calendar

All of our scheduled Instructor programs for Sugar Land Dive Center and Cozumel Dive Academy are listed. 

Our first Texas IDC of 2022 will begin on Saturday, April 9, 2022

 Book Your 2022 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 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
  • 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 - $74.00 per specialty applied for.
  Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
17 Nov 2021 IDC - Cozumel 29 Nov 2021 US$ 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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09 Apr 2022 IDC - Sugar Land 17 Apr 2022 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 4
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
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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11 Jun 2022 IDC - Sugar Land 19 Jun 2022 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 4
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
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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16 Jul 2022 IDC - Sugar Land 24 Jul 2022 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 4
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
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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01 Oct 2022 IDC - Sugar Land 09 Oct 2022 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Confined Water 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 1
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 3
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Open Water 4
Thu 28 Oct 2021
01:49 AM
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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