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Why Choose Sugar Land Dive Center?

PADI 5 Star IDC Sugar Land Dive Center

Take your PADI Instructor Development Course with Sugar Land Dive Center.

Under the direction of PADI Platinum honored Course Director Phillip Hetherington and his highly recognized PADI professionals team, Sugar Land Dive Center offers a full slate of professional courses.

Between Texas and Cozumel, Mexico, Phillip teaches an IDC every month.  As such, he is well versed in what it takes to become a successful PADI Scuba Instructor. He will patiently guide you through the process and actually teach you how to teach a PADI Scuba Course. From these IDC's he helped numerous individuals achieve their dream of becoming PADI Instructors who are now teaching in such far-flung locations as Hawaii, Malaysia, Indonesia, and throughout the Caribbean.  

What makes Sugar Land Dive Center different?
  • Year-round training featuring monthly PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC)
  • Small class sizes.  Maximum of six candidates per IDC
  • Flexible schedules, including night and weekend programs
  • Quality real-life training, including industry-specific clinics
    • PADI On-Line Processing Center Clinic
    • PADI Digital Products Clinic
    • EVE specific software clinics
  • Bi-Lingual Instructors on staff - English and Spanish
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) program with a wide range of Specialty Instructor Courses to choose from
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor Programs offered with every IDC
  • The option of completing your PADI IDC and IE on vacation with our sister location Cozumel Dive Academy
  • Housing available
  • Job placement assistance
  • Financing available
Compare the difference.  All our IDC's Include:
  • IDC Online
  • IDC Crewpac
  • IDC Prep Course
  • Free Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course
  • Free Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course

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.


  Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
11 Aug 2021 IDC - Cozumel 23 Aug 2021 US$ 2200.00
08 Sep 2021 IDC - Cozumel 20 Sep 2021 US$ 2200.00
13 Oct 2021 IDC - Cozumel 25 Oct 2021 US$ 2200.00
17 Nov 2021 IDC - Cozumel 29 Nov 2021 US$ 2200.00