Why Become a PADI Dive Pro with Sugar Land Dive Center

Join us for your PADI Divemaster or Instructor Development Course.

Experience and Convenience

Our award-winning team, led by PADI Platinum Course Director Phillip Hetherington, is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and create a fulfilling career in the dive industry. With experience in training PADI Professionals, both locally and internationally, our convenient schedules, frequency of courses, and all-inclusive pricing structure help make your decision easy. At Sugar Land Dive Center—GoPRO Houston, our experienced staff will make your PADI Professional Course a rewarding and fun experience.

International Training Options

Want to combine your PADI Professional training with an experience of a lifetime? Then, join us at our sister operation, Cozumel Dive Academy, and complete your training in the warm, blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean. We offer all our professional-level programs and a full slate of recreational courses through Cozumel Dive Academy. You can also extend your stay in Cozumel to gain real-life experience with the team at Cozumel Dive Academy.

Sugar Land Dive Center offers regular professional courses locally and in Cozumel, Mexico, making it the ultimate choice for those seeking to turn their passion for diving into a rewarding profession.

Whether you're looking to take the plunge and complete your PADI Divemaster course and become a PADI Divemaster or complete your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and become a PADI Scuba Instructor, we have a program for you. For existing PADI Instructors, we also offer PADI Specialty Instructor training to help you become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and IDC Staff Instructor courses as you progress towards your PADI Master Instructor.

And how does FREE Diving for Life in Cozumel sound?

When you complete your Instructor Development Course with Sugar Land Dive Center, you receive free diving for life with Cozumel DIve Academy when you bring your dive buddy! If you complete your Divemaster course with us, you will receive a 50% discount on all your diving with Cozumel Dive Academy when you bring your dive buddy along, and we won't make you carry tanks!

Compare the difference.  All our Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) Include:

  • Optional Two-Day IDC Prep Course
  • IDC Digital Crewpac
  • IDC Prep Course
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course
  • Digital EFRI Instructor Start-Up Pack
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course
  • Job Placement Assistance

And how does FREE Diving for Life in Cozumel sound?  When you complete your Instructor Development Course with Sugar Land Dive Center, you receive free diving for life with Cozumel DIve Academy when you bring your dive buddy with you!

We Begin a New PADI Divemaster Course Each Week. Your Course Includes:

  • PADI Divemaster Crewpac
  • Divemaster eLearning
  • Hands-on Training
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course
  • Discounts On Additional PADI Courses
  • Option to Complete Your Divemaster Course in Cozumel

What makes us stand out?

Sugar Land Dive Center's Indoor Heated Training Pool

At our training center, we offer a unique set of features that set us apart from other programs. From year-round training to small class sizes, we prioritize quality education and hands-on experience. Here are some of the ways we stand out:

    • Year-round training: We offer regularly scheduled PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs). Our IDCs are planned around a PADI Instructor Exam, allowing you to complete your PADI Instructor training smoothly and timely. PADI Divemaster courses start each week.
    • Small class sizes: With a maximum of six candidates per IDC, you'll receive personalized attention and support from our instructors.
    • Flexible schedules: We offer weeknight and weekend programs to accommodate your busy schedule.
    • Real-life training: Our industry-specific clinics and online processing center clinics provide quality, practical training for real-world scenarios.
    • PADI digital products clinics: We offer training on the latest digital products from PADI to keep you up-to-date with the latest technology.
    • Realistic training conditions: Train in conditions similar to those you'll experience in the workplace.
    • MSDT program: Our optional MSDT program offers a wide range of specialty instructor courses to choose from.
    • IDC staff instructor program: We offer an IDC staff instructor program with every IDC to help you further your career in diving.
    • International affiliate in Cozumel, Mexico: Start your PADI Divemaster course or PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with us and complete the balance of the program and IE in Cozumel.
    • Housing available: We offer housing options for students who need it.
    • Financing available: We offer financing options to make our program more accessible to students.
    • Job placement assistance: We provide job placement assistance to help our graduates find employment in the diving industry.

With our comprehensive training and support, you'll be well-prepared to pursue a career in diving. Contact us today to learn more about our program and how we can help you achieve your goals.

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