PADI Course Director Pierre Gruter

Your-IDC with PADI Course Director Pierre


PADI Instructor Development Training with Course Director Pierre


The Instructor Course with Pierre is all about the process. He is not interested in answers, he is interested in your development. Pierre takes the time to understand your thinking, to see how and why you came to a certain answer. With a wide range of teaching experience across 4 different continents Pierre shares invaluable tools to allow candidates to excel as dive instructors. He is genuine, approachable and strives to enable you fulfil your potential as a scuba diving instructor. He helps to fully understand the role and find your own instructor style rather than becoming a robot.


Pierre’s Diving Story


PADI IDC with Your IDC Course Director Pierre


Following hip replacement surgery in 2010, Pierre was forced to rest and began to seriously contemplate his life and his future - ‘What was I doing? What was I not doing? And more importantly, what do I do now?’. He concluded that he wanted to work more with people and with nature. With his passion for extreme sports and the ocean, professional scuba diving was the obvious way forward. As a dive instructo you get to meet and help new people every day whilst fully immersing yourself in the natural world. It was a perfect match.

Since qualifying as an Instructor, Pierre has gained extensive experience in The Netherlands, Egypt, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. He continues to enjoy teaching divers of all levels, as well as exploring freediving and tec diving during his down time. Wrecks, deep dives and the ‘big stuff’ are what gets Pierre excited. During his PADI IDC, Pierre already knew that he wanted to become a PADI Course Director. He loves to teach diving, to mentor divers and to help others become better divers and professionals, like divemasters and dive instructors.

Pierre's Biography

Pierre Gruter

Born in Belgium

Extreme sports enthusiast

Scuba diving:

  • 2006 PADI Open Water Diver, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
  • 2011 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Koh Chang, Thailand
  • 2017 PADI Course Director, Gili Air, Indonesia


Amount of dives: 2500+

Favourite type of diving: Deep dives, wreck dives, sidemount, tec and freediving

Languages: French, Dutch, Spanish and English