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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 IDCs professionally yet fun. Join Platinum PADI Course Director Phillip Hetherington and take the next step in your diving career. Over an easy-paced, flexible program, you will learn to organize PADI courses, present academic presentations, and conduct confined and open water teaching sessions.  

Our first PADI Instructor Development Course of 2022 is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Sugar Land Dive Center. Our next Instructor Development Course in Cozumel will start on Monday, April 7, 2022, with Cozumel Dive Academy. Accommodations are provided for all of our Cozumel programs.

 

Our next IDC of 2022 will begin on Saturday, June 4, 2022

 

 Book Your 2022 Texas IDC Now 

Our next scheduled IDC in Cozumel starts on Monday, May 2. Book your spot now!

 Book Your Cozumel IDC Now


Check out our complete 2022 Instructor Development Calendar.

 2022 IDC Calendar


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)
  • IDCs 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 IDCs 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 IDCs 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 - $74.00 per specialty applied for.
  Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
04 Jun 2022 IDC - Sugar Land 12 Jun 2022 US$ 1995.00

Induction
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 4
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 5
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 6
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 4
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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27 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 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 4
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 5
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 6
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 4
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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05 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 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 4
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 5
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Knowledge Development 6
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Confined Water 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 1
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 2
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 3
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Open Water 4
Thu 19 May 2022
03:03 PM
Instructor(s): Phillip Hetherington,

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14 Nov 2022 IDC - Cozumel 27 Nov 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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