Become a PADI Scuba Instructor with Sugar Land Dive Center!

Complete your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)  and become a Scuba Instructor with your experienced team at Sugar Land Dive Center.  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.

Check out our “Why Choose Sugar Land Dive Center” page for many reasons to choose us for all your professional training.

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

Most dive professionals will complete the entire IDC and then attend a PADI Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn your PADI Instructor Certification.

During your IDC, you will learn to conduct all PADI core courses.  You will organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions, and control open water dives.  Basically, you will become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for diver safety.  Key topics you will learn include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • 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 your ability on using all components of the system as a professional dive educator.  The PADI IDC is a combination of 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 job 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 IDC Crewpac
  • PADI IDC Online
  • PADI Digital Product Suite
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course*
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course*

*PADI fees not included