Our Dive Team

 

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Dias Menis

Our manager and PADI & SSI instructor – the backbone of Triton!  Without him nothing would work properly! He organizes everyone and has a wicked sense of humour! His love for diving comes across immediately.

Nationality:     Greek

Born:    1988

Speaks:       Greek, English

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary care Instructor

SSI Advanced Open Water instructor

Specializes in:

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Deep Diving
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Stress and Rescue
  • Boat Diving
  • Underwater Photography & Video
  • Night and Limited visibility
  • Underwater Scooter/DPV
  • React Right(FA,CPR,AED,O2)

-other certificates:

  • Dry Suit diver
  • Aqualung Certified Equipment Maintenance
  • Boat Captain License
  • Sailing boat Skipper license
Dias greatest love since his early childhood has been the vast blue sea. A major role for this is the fact that he comes from a family that has dedicated their lives to the commercial and military navy. He has been sailing since the age of 9, diving since the age of 13 and since as long as anyone can remember he’s had a mask and a snorkel attached to him! He started his studies at the Technical University of Crete in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering but he never finished due to the fact that his heart belonged with the sea. With over 6000 dives in Greece and around the world – Dias has worked as a sailing/motor boat Skipper, Divemaster, Instructor and manager in respectable dive centers throughout Greece. A great instructor with an emphasis on safety – Dias will make your diving experience unforgettable!

 

 

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Fabrizio Diani

Our PADI & SSI instructor – has dived and instructed in many countries around the world and is an experienced instructor! The Poseidon of our team!

 

 

 

 

Nationality:   Italian

Born:     1983

Speaks:     English, Italian, basic Spanish

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Specializes in:

  • Wreck Diving
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Night Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Emergency oxygen provider
  • Deep Diving 
  • Emergency First Response (First Aid infant/child/adult& Care for Children) 
  • Search and Recovery
  • Project Aware
  • Aware Coral Reef Conservation

Fabrizio has over 1000 logged dives and has managed and worked in dive centers around the world.  After spending the last few years in the Maldives and Thailand, he will be diving in the Marine Park in Alonissos – ready to teach and accompany all levels!  His enthusiasm for diving and the underwater world is contagious and his love of the sea is apparent from the start!  When Fabrizio isn’t underwater (which is rarely) he loves to free dive, travel, play sports, listen to music and make ice cream and pasta from scratch.

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Apollo Giannoulis

Our PADI & SSI instructor – fun loving and adventurous!  Apollos has taught in many dive centers around the world and his passion for diving is contagious!

 

 

 

 

Nationality:   Greek

Born:     1984

Speaks:     Greek, English

PADI Dive Master Scuba Instructor Specializes in:

  • Emergency First Response Instructor AED/ O2 / CPR
  • Deep dive Instructor
  • Navigation Instructor 
  • Night and Limited visibility Instructor 
  • Drysuit Instructor
  • Perfect Buoyancy Instructor
  • Stress and Rescue Instructor 
  • Science of Diving Instructor
  • Cressi Technician
  • Commercial Diver (lev1)
  • Nitrox Diver

Speed boat license

Apollo is an Environmental Engineer whose love and passion for the underwater world has led him to a career in diving.  He has traveled far and wide… from Iceland to the south pacific…. sharing his love and passion with others.  Apollo is calm and has a great sense of humor putting all his students at ease from the very start.  He’s an avid sportsman and loves longboarding, surfing, snowboarding, kayaking and cycling.  When he’s not teaching or diving he enjoys traveling, fishing, boating, drawing, socializing and of course anything to do with Marine Biology and Conservation.

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Nikoletta Efstathiou

Dive Master  – Nikoletta is always smiling and putting everyone in a good mood – she spends more time in the water than on dry land!!

 

 

 

 

Nationality:   Greek / Canadian

Born:     1993

Speaks:     English, Greek

Divemaster

Nikoletta was born in Athens and has a Architecture degree from the University of Toronto in Canada with a minor in Environmental Studies.  Her love for scuba diving has led her to certify as a dive master and to work in diving before she continues her studies in the field of architecture…. unless scuba diving captures her heart even more and then who knows where she’ll end up! Nikoletta has been spending summers on Alonissos since she was a little girl and her knowledge and love of the island comes through immediately!  In addition to diving, Nikoletta loves camping, reading, traveling, designing and learning about environmental conservation.

 

These are the brave souls who have decided to change their lives, join us on our beautiful island in Greece and learn to become Diving Professionals.  If they look tired they are…… If they look like they have been shouted at…they probably were, and if they look scared…. then they haven’t been studying for their exams!!!!!

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Blanca Mendiguren

Dive Master in training – Blanca is our Marine specialist! Here passion for the sea and the underwater world comes through immediately!

Nationality:    Spanish

Born:     1993

Speaks:     Spanish, English, Portuguese

  • Open Water Diver

Blanca has a degree in Marine Sciences and is currently doing a master’s degree in Marine and Coastal Systems in Faro (Portugal). Since she was a child – she has spent the summers snorkeling in the north of Spain discovering the flora and fauna of the oceans. Her passion for the sea lead her to focus her life to the study of the underwater world and all the exciting experiences which come with it!  Recently she started diving and everything clicked and fell into place in her mind – to further her training, Blanca decided to join us for her Dive Master Internship this summer. Blanca loves being in the nature, small towns and villages and has a huge passion for animals!

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Ricardo Torrao

Dive Master in training – Ricardo is our rocket of energy! He’s always on the go and his sense of humour is out of this world!

Nationality:    Portuguese / South African

Born:     1991

Speaks:     English, Portuguese, Basic Spanish

  • Advanced Adventure Diver Nitrox Speciality

Ricardo was born in South Africa and comes from a family mix of Portuguese and Dutch. From the age of 12 he pursued a football career which took him to a professional level in Portugal, China, Germany and the UK.  His great passion for the outdoor lifestyle was discovered through his career at Red Bull Energy.  His first dive in Thailand made him realize he had another great passion which is Scuba Diving. A Bcom Business Management & Marketing degree holder – he has taken time off from his Digital Marketing Diploma to join us for the summer as a Dive Master trainee!  Ricardo loves good times with friends and the sea life. He is the energy ball you need for a good and unforgettable time. He lives life on the edge !

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Thomas Fischer

Dive Master in training – Τhomas is our computer expert whom we can’t keep out of the water! Outgoing and friendly… he’s a whirlwind of energy!

Nationality:   German

Born:     1988

Speaks:     English, German, Spanish

  • Advanced Adventurer SSI

Thomas was born in Togo to German and Argentine parents. Eventually he ended up living in Honduras, where he spent his childhood summers snorkeling the reefs of the Caribbean. Since then his dream of venturing farther and deeper into the ocean began taking form. After moving again, this time to Argentina, he spent some more years exploring the opposite ends of the world while trying to conquer the heights of the Andes. Currently holding a degree in Computer Science, he has decided to take some time off and come to Alonissos to pursue his long held dream of becoming a dive professional. Besides diving he can also be found enjoying all sorts of other activities like sailing, hiking, climbing, dancing, cooking or even reading a good book.

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Stefano Mitta

Dive Master in training – Stefano is our over and underwater photographer! The creative member of our team!

Nationality:   Italian

Born:     1980

Speaks:     English, Italian, French

  • CMAS 2
Stefano is a free spirit and has a huge hunger for adventures, challenges and is in love with the beauty of the world. He would rather be on a remote mountain or island than in crowded places. Stefano is a former swimmer and lifeguard and had his first dive when he was 16 years old – that is also when he got hooked on the underwater world and diving! Born and raised in a mountainous region – it was only natural that he become a snow sports instructor. After years spent it on the ski slopes, Stefano is ready to begin a new chapter in his life with us this summer!  In his spare time he free dives and rock climbs and his passion is photography and cars.