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PADI INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE Become a PADI Scuba Instructor

Next PADI IDC starts Friday, May 10, 2019

 

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Weeknight/Weekend Programs Start Upon Request

Complete your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)  with the experienced team at Sugar Land Dive Center.  Whether you are in Houston, Katy, Pearland or out of the local area we have you covered as you continue your path to becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor. 

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 wth 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.

2019 Instructor Development Schedule
PADI IDC Staff Instructor and MSDT Prep Courses available with all IDC's

Course Start Date
PADI IDC
 Friday, March 15
PADI IDC Friday, April 19
PADI IDC  Friday, May 10
PADI IDC - Cozumel, Mexico* Sunday, June 9
PADI IDC Friday, July 12
PADI IDC - Cozumel, Mexico*
Sunday, August 11
PADI IDC Friday, September 20
PADI IDC Friday, October 18
PADI IDC - Cozumel Mexico*
Sunday, November 17

Weeknight and Weekend Options available for all our PADI IDC's.  Call us for scheduling options.

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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 

$2500.00

 

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*Cozumel IDC's $3200.00

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

  • 7 Night/8 Day all-inclusive stay at Casa Del Mar Cozumel Hotel & Dive Resort 

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:

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

 

  Start Date Course Type End Date  
10 May 2019 19 May 2019

Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM

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09 Jun 2019 18 Jun 2019

Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM

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12 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019

Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM

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11 Aug 2019 19 Aug 2019

Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM

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20 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019

Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM

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18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019

Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM

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17 Nov 2019 03 Dec 2019

Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Knowledge Development 6
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Confined Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 1
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM
Open Water 4
Mon 22 Apr 2019
11:13 AM

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