Why choose Sugar Land Dive Center?

Sugar Land Dive Center is one of the fastest growing and most talked about dive Centers in Texas.  As an award winning PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center (IDC) we continue to be the choice for forward thinking future dive professionals wanting to build successful dive industry careers.

Under the direction of PADI Platinum honored Course Directors Phillip Hetherington and Tim Palmer and their highly recognized team of PADI professionals Sugar Land Dive Center offers a full slate of professional courses on a regular basis.

What makes us different?

  • Year-round training featuring monthly IDC’s
  • Small class sizes – Maximum of six candidates per IDC
  • Flexible schedules including week night and weekend programs
  • Quality real life training including industry specific clinics
    • On Line Processing Center Clinics
    • PADI Digital Products Clinics
    • EVE specific Software Clinics
  • Bi-Lingual Instructors on staff – Spanish & Chinese
  • Train in conditions like the conditions where you will be working.
  • Optional MSDT Program with a wide range of Specialty Instructor Courses to choose from.
  • IDC Staff Instructor Program offered with every IDC
  • International affiliates in Cozumel, Mexico and Roatan, Honduras.  Start your IDC here and complete the balance of the program and IE on vacation.
  • Housing available
  • Financing available
  • Job placement assistance

Compare the difference.  All our IDC’s Include

  • IDC Online
  • IDC Crewpac
  • IDC Prep Course
  • PADI Digital Product Suite which includes:
    • OW Touch including Digital Manual
    • AOW Digital Manual and digital version of Student Data Carrier slate
    • Rescue Diver Touch including digital manual and emergency slate
    • Reactivate Touch
    • Freediver Touch
    • eRDPML touch and digital version of the traditional RDP
  • Free Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course

Our Promise to You:

Our promise to you is simple.  We promise to provide you with the best training possible.  When you complete an IDC with us we guarantee you will pass your PADI 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

With two platinum-honored PADI Course Directors on staff, along with five IDC Staff Instructors, Sugar Land Dive Center is ideally-equipped to work with other dive facilities in the region to provide simple and effective referral training. While not a new concept, Sugar Land Dive Center’s referral program includes referral rebates and an “integrity guarantee” that candidates will not be recruited by Sugar Land Dive Center.

“We believe strongly in our program and want to open it up to other facilities in the region who want to promote quality PADI Professional and Instructor training,” said Hetherington. “Our programs are offered year-round and consistently produce some of the most qualified dive professionals