PADI Instructor Development Course

with Cozumel Dive Academy in the beautiful surroundings of Cozumel, Mexico.


Are you interested in FREE diving in Cozumel? For life? That is correct. When you complete your IDC with Cozumel Dive Academy, you will receive free diving for life with us when you bring your dive buddy with you!

Want to take your passion for diving to the next level? Our PADI Instructor Development Course is the perfect way to turn your love for diving into a fulfilling career. Join us at Cozumel Dive Academy and let our experienced instructors guide you toward your goal of becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Our comprehensive PADI Instructor Development Course packages are designed to meet your individual needs and goals. You’ll receive personalized instruction and hands-on training from our Platinum-honored PADI Course Director, Phillip Hetherington, and his experienced Instructional Team.

At Cozumel Dive Academy, we pride ourselves on conducting our IDCs 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 begins on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The optional IDC Prep course will begin on Sunday, June 23, 2023

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At Cozumel Dive Academy, we prioritize your learning comfort. That’s why we offer air-conditioned classrooms and the Mexican Caribbean’s warm, clear blue waters. Small class sizes and a maximum of six candidates per program ensure you’ll receive personalized attention and enjoy your training.

Our experienced dive professionals are passionate about sharing their knowledge and commitment to excellence with you. We’ll guide you through the PADI Instructor Development Course, using our expertise to help you succeed in your diving career.

We commit to your success and guarantee you’ll pass your PADI Instructor Exam (IE) after completing our IDC. So, if you don’t pass, you can join another IDC with us at no extra cost (excluding PADI fees). Our goal is to help you become a successful PADI Dive Professional and achieve your diving dreams.

All our IDCs Include the following:

IDC Digital Crewpac
Optional Two-Day IDC Prep Course
Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course
EFRI Digital Start-Up Pac
Free Equipment Rentals
Lunch is provided on training days
Free Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course
Job Placement Assistance

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Instructor Development Course Options and Costs 

Instructor Development Course Package

Our standard 14-day instructor Development Course covers everything you need to be a successful Open-Water Scuba Instructor. It is made for those who have a little less time to complete the 19-day IDC plus MSDT Prep.

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Instructor Development Course plus MSDT Prep Course

Our MOST POPULAR program is designed for those who want to add a lot more value for a little extra money. Our IDC + MSDT Prep includes five PADI Specialty Instructor Courses needed to apply for your Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) certification, making you more valuable in the industry.

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Includes everything listed above, plus the following:

Five PADI Specialty Instructor Courses
PADI Digital Specialty Instructor Guides


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


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


Don’t miss this opportunity to turn your passion for diving into a rewarding career. Contact us today to learn more about our PADI Instructor Development Course in Cozumel and take the first step towards your dream of becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.