Become a PADI Scuba Instructor with Sugar Land Dive Center!

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


Our last scheduled PADI Instructor Development Course will be held in Cozumel with Cozumel Dive Academy beginning November 17.  Accommodations are provided.

Our next Cozumel IDC begins on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Book your Cozumel IDC

Our 2022 IDC schedule for Sugar Land Dive Center and Cozumel Dive Academy Cozumel is now on our calendar.  If you do not see a program that meets your needs please contact us and we will be happy to structure one around your needs.

2022 IDC Calendar

Complete your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)  and become a Scuba Instructor with your experienced Sugar Land Dive Center team.  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. If you are not yet a PADI Divemaster, we have a Go PRO Package for you.


Conducting confined water training during an Instructor Development Course
Confined water training during an IDC at Sugar Land DIve Center

The PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) consists of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.

Most dive professionals will complete the entire IDC. Once the IDC has been completed, you will attend a PADI Instructor Examination (IE).  This is the final step to earn your PADI Instructor Certification.

During your PADI Instructor Development Course, you will learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting:

  • Confined Water Teaching Presentations.
  • Knowledge Development Presentations in the classroom
  • Open Water teaching presentations integrating two skills.

You will also cover key topics such as:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures
  • Learning, Instruction, and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Consulting

The PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) is the cornerstone of professional-level scuba diver training. The Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) will prepare you to function as a qualified professional PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor by introducing you to the complete PADI instructor training system. The course focuses on your ability to use all components of the system as a professional dive educator.  The PADI IDC combines the PADI Assistant Instructor and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor courses.

At Sugar land Dive Center we believe it is most beneficial to complete your PADI Instructor Development Class in one continuous block of time. However, we realize that your work or life schedules don’t always allow this.  That is why we also offer IDC’s conducted over an extended period, such as weekend or weeknight schedules.

IDC Prep Course

In our training experience, we have found the most challenging aspect of the Instructor Exam (IE) is 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 weak areas that need strengthening.  This is why our IDC Prep Course is included with all of our IDCs.

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. (PADI fees not included).

Our goal is for you to become a successful PADI Instructor


All of our PADI Instructor Development Courses include:
  • IDC Prep Course
  • PADI Digital IDC Crewpac
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)Course
  • EFRI Instructor Start-Up Pac
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course*
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course*

*PADI fees not included