Cozumel – Scuba Diving Instructor Course 2017-05-07T04:18:32+00:00

Choosing the right IDC Center to do your PADI Instructor Course Training

Cozumel on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and GoPro Cozumel IDC offer you a great value in quality training, a fulfilling experience, and employment opportunities if you are considering becoming a PADI Scuba Dive Instructor.

Our 14 day IDC includes: “Welcome to Cozumel” airport/ferry pick up, Cozumel Marine Park Pass, diving before and after the IDC program, free use of our dive equipment during training, staff lunches during the course, free internet both in the center and at the Internship House, free accommodation (double occupancy with another PADI Pro candidate), and full logistical support from your IDC Staff.

At GoPro Cozumel IDC, we plan ensure lots of time for additional practice so you can truly hone your skills and function at the highest levels of competence. With all-inclusive instructor training packages, our level of preparation will increase your ease of learning – we plan to have fun during the programs as well.

We offer you two options for becoming a Dive Instructor

If you are ready to get to working as a dive Instructor we offer a complete simple solution for Divemasters with a 14 day IDC (Instructor Development Course) once per month followed by Instructor Examinations right here on Cozumel or Playa de Carmen.

We also offer a second option, Change of Life “COL”. This is an Instructor Internship program for Non- Divers to Instructor. The time need for this option is approximately 7 months. You will go from PADI Open water, Advanced Open water, Emergency First Responder, Rescue Diver and Divemaster finishing as an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). This program will enable you to gain experience working in a dive center, log additional dives and have the additional time to focus on getting more experience before completing your Instructor level training.

Our IDC (Instructor Development Course) program also includes the Emergency First Response Instructor rating. Our IDC also will prepare you for employment by giving you the PADI Emergency O2 Provider Instructor Course and the Enriched Air Instructor Course (NITROX) free of charge.

Our goal is to prepare you to work in a variety of Dive Shops, Dive Centers and Dive Resorts around the world. We have an expanded IDC curriculum to include Workshops in; Discover Scuba Diving, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Multi-level, eRDPml use, knot tying, lift bag use and PADI’s newest digital revolution e-Learning for both the Open Water and Advanced programs.

After completing the IDC we offer Instructor Specialty Training. This helps new Dive Instructors gain the experience needed in teaching specialty courses and will make you more employable.


To be a good Dive Instructor you will need a sense of humor, a respect for the environment, good diving skills and a love of working with people. To attend our IDC you will need to have been a certified diver for at least 6 months with a minimum 100 logged dives. If you lack dives we can organize Instructor Internships at one of our IDC Referral Centers here on Cozumel.

You will also need to be a PADI Divemaster (contact us if you have a certification from a different agency) be at least 18 years old, provide a signed and dated PADI Medical Statement (available locally for $40).


For the IDC you will need both versions of the RDP, the IDC Crew Pack , the EFR Instructor Manual, a timing device, a compass and 2 surface signaling devices.

Associated Costs & Fees:

Full IDC

    • Full 14 day IDC $ 1450
      This includes the AI, OWSI and EFRI course, PADI O2 provider Instructor course and the PADI Enriched air Instructor course.

Other Pro Courses

  • AI Course 6 days $ 450
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) 8 days $ 650
  • EFR Instructor 1 day: $ 250
  • Note that the Emergency First Response Instructor rating is mandatory to be a PADI Instructor.
    (Included in the full IDC)
  • The PADI fees are $959 (payable to PADI by credit card) for the Instructor Examination, Instructor Application & EFR Instructor Application.


Congratulations. You have achieved the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating. Opportunity awaits you around the world. Take your professional credentials to that next level and make the difference that gets you the dream job you have been seeking.

GO PRO and earn the 5 prerequisite PADI Specialty Instructor ratings for your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer instructor certification.

Teach your favorite specialties and share your passion with students in courses like:

  • Deep diver specialty instructor
  • Night diver specialty instructor
  • Wreck diver specialty instructor
  • Drift diver specialty instructor
  • Multi-level specialty instructor
  • Fish identification specialty instructor
  • Underwater naturalist specialty instructor
  • Underwater navigator specialty instructor
  • Digital Underwater photography specialty instructor
  • Search and recovery specialty instructor

As a PADI Specialty Instructor you can earn specialty diver certifications in addition to the fundamental PADI courses moving you toward your 25 certifications quicker and have more fun earning your new MSDT rating.

Our MSDT program of 5 Instructor Specialties includes; 5 nights accommodation, specialty dives and has a cost of $600.

PADI fees are $68 per Specialty Instructor rating and must be paid directly to PADI (5 @ $68 = $340).

You’ve earned it. Join us today for a fun professional level course about diving specialties. Contact us to reserve your spot in one of our 4-5 day courses depending on your specialty choices to make the difference in your career.

IDC Staff Instructor:

Please contact info@divemasterinternships.com for availability and costs for the IDC Staff Instructor program. And check out www.goprocozumel.com for the Staff Instructor overview.


Accommodation is included in our all-inclusive “Go Pro” packages; double occupancy in Modern Mexican Style home in the Center of Cozumel within walking distance of the many restaurants, grocery stores, pools and entertainment activities. There are also the options of staying at any one of our affiliated resorts.


For questions and reservations contact us info@divemasterinternships.com

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