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!
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:
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.
2019 Instructor Development Schedule
|Course||Start Date||End Date||IE Location||IE Dates|
|PADI IDC ||Friday, March 15||Sunday, March 24||Nacogdoches, TX,||March 30/31|
|PADI IDC||Friday, April 19||Sunday, April 28||Dallas, TX||May 4/5|
|PADI IDC||Friday, May 10||Sunday, May 18||Nacogdoches, TX||May 25/26|
|PADI IDC - Cozumel, Mexico*||Sunday, June 9 ||Tuesday, June 18||Cozumel, Mexico||June 19/20|
|PADI IDC||Friday, July 12||Sunday, July 21||Nacogdoches, TX||July 27/28|
|PADI IDC - Cozumel, Mexico* ||Sunday, August 11||Tuesday , August 19||Cozumel, Mexico||August 21/22|
|PADI IDC||Friday, September 20||Sunday, September 29||Dallas, TX||October 5/6|
|PADI IDC||Friday, October 18||Sunday, October 27||Nacogdoches, TX||November 2/3|
|PADI IDC - Cozumel Mexico* ||Sunday, November 17||Tuesday, December 3||Cozumel, Mexico||December 4/5|
Weeknight and Weekend Options available for all our PADI IDC's. Call us for scheduling options.
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:
*PADI fees not included
In addition to everything included in our local PADI Instructor Development Courses our Cozumel IDC's include:
IDC's scheduled to end on Cozumel will start at Sugar Land Dive Center. You will complete the academic and confined water potrions of your IDC locally and complete the 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:
|Start Date||Course Type||End Date|
|12 Jul 2019||IDC||21 Jul 2019|
|11 Aug 2019||IDC||19 Aug 2019|
|20 Sep 2019||IDC||29 Sep 2019|
|18 Oct 2019||IDC||27 Oct 2019|
|17 Nov 2019||IDC||03 Dec 2019|