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PADI Professional Courses: Become a Dive Pro with Cozumel Dive Academy

We're thrilled to introduce you to Cozumel Dive Academy, Cozumel's premier PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center (IDC), where your journey toward becoming a successful dive professional begins! 

Whether you're looking to take the plunge and become a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Instructor or seek to enhance your skills as a PADI MSDT or IDC Staff Instructor, we've got you covered.

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 regular professional courses offered locally in Cozumel, Mexico, and in Texas with Sugar Land Dive Center, Cozumel Dive Academy is the ultimate choice for those seeking to turn their passion for diving into a rewarding profession.

What makes us stand out?

At Cozumel Dive Academy, we offer unique 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:

Accommodation is provided with all our programs.

Year-round training: We schedule six IDCs per year, so you can be sure to find a program to meet your training needs. At least four additional IDCs per year are scheduled in Texas at our sister location, Sugar Land Dive Center.

Small class sizes: With a maximum of six candidates per IDC, you'll receive personalized attention and support from your instructional team.

Real-life training: Our industry-specific 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.

MSDT program: We offer a PADI Master Scuba Trainer program with every IDC. Our optional MSDT program provides a wide range of specialty instructor courses from which to choose.

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 Sugar Land, Texas, USA. You can carry on your training in Texas once your program is completed.

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)