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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 in Cozumel, Mexico  We are certain 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 two scheduled IDC's, starting on Wednesday, 15 April and Saturday, 25 April, will both be conducted digitally by video conferencing.  Once current restrictions are lifted, we will complete the remainder of your IDC in a traditional classroom setting.


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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
  • PADI Digital Product Suite.  PADI materials included:
    • PADI Open Water Touch including digital manual
    • PADI AOW Touch
    • PADI Rescue Diver Touch including digital manual and emergency slate
    • PADI ReActivate Touch
    • PADI Freediver Touch
    • eRDPML Touch and digital version of the traditional RDP
  • 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?  Then let us show you how easy it 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 $2400.00

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
  Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
09 Nov 2020 IDC - Cozumel 22 Nov 2020 -

Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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