PADI Instructor Development Course with Cozumel Dive Academy in the beautiful surroundings of Cozumel, Mexico

Our commitment to your success as a PADI Instructor begins now!


Yes, you can sign up for your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with Sugar Land Dive Center and then head to Cozumel, Mexico and complete your program in the warm, blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

At Cozumel Dive Academy, we pride ourselves on conducting our IDC’s in a professional yet fun way. Over an easy-paced, 14 day program, you will learn to organize PADI courses, present academic presentations, and conduct confined and open water teaching sessions.


Our next IDC starts on Wednesday, November 17. Book your spot now!


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When you complete your PADI IDC with Cozumel Dive Academy, you receive FREE diving with us for life!

We offer an ideal learning environment with comfortable air-conditioned classrooms and the Mexican Caribbean’s warm, clear blue water to train.  We also keep our IDC’s small, with a maximum of six candidates per program to maximize personal attention. You will be sure to have a great time with Cozumel Dive Academy.

During your time with Cozumel Dive Academy, we will pass along our passion and commitment to excellence to you as future instructors and use our extensive experience and knowledge of the dive industry to help you on your professional diving path.

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

Ash conducting a confined water training session during his IE
Confined Open Water Training during an Instructor Development course in Cozumel

What makes us different?

  • Year-round training featuring monthly PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC)
  • Small class sizes.  Maximum of six candidates
  • 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 IDC’s Include:
  • IDC Digital Crewpac
  • IDC Prep Course
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course
  • EFRI Crew Pac
  • Free Equipment Rentals
  • Lunch provided on training days
  • Free Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course

Our goal is for you to become a successful PADI Dive Professional.