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Complete your 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!

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 how to organize PADI courses, present academic presentations, and conduct confined and open water teaching sessions.  

Our next IDC of starts on Monday, March 7.  Sign up now!

Our optional IDC Prep course will begin on Saturday, March 5th

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All our IDC's Include:

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

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 and is made for those who have a little less time to complete the 19 Day IDC plus MSDT Prep.  In addition to everything included in our Instructor Development Courses, this program also includes two days of fun diving that you can take before or after your IDC.

Includes everything listed above, plus the following:

 Three weeks of accommodations.
Optional two day IDC Prep Course


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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.  With our IDC + MSDT Prep, we include five PADI Specialty Instructor Courses needed to apply for your Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) certification and make you more valuable in the industry.

Includes everything listed above, plus the following:

Four weeks of accommodations
Optional two day IDC Prep Course
Five PADI Specialty Instructor Courses
PADI Digital Instructor Manuals
PADI Digital Specialty Instructor Guides


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Cozumel Dive Academy offers an ideal learning environment with comfortable air-conditioned classrooms and the Mexican Caribbean's warm, clear blue water in which 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.)


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

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