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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Iliana Gialama

Our SSI instructor – always calm and serene, Iliana is the perfect instructor for new divers. Her love of the underwater is what she loves to share!

 

 

 

 

Nationality:   Greek

Born:     1989

Speaks:     Greek, English, German, Basic French

SSI open water instructor Specializes in:

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Scuba Ranger Instructor
  • Stress and Rescue 
  • Nitrox
  • Dive Guide instructor
  • Marine Science Instructor

Other:

  • Mares Service technician
  • Speed Boat license
  • Basic free diving instructor

Iliana graduated from the University of Western Macedonia with a Bachelor in economics and international relationships.  However, as she’s been working in tourism since 2008 it was only natural that she would pursue a career in this field. Her love of the outdoors had her working as a hiking guide in various locations around Europe but when she tried scuba diving… that was it!!  She found her true love in the underwater and has since qualified and worked as a scuba instructor.  Her calm personality comes across immediately which makes her perfect for nervous first time divers and children.  Iliana always states that the best reward for an instructor is the smile of first time divers which she will never tire of!!  Iliana is also keen on marine conservation and is a volunteer in several marine projects.  When she’s not in the water (which is rarely) she loves to travel, hike, read, cook and generally be outdoors.

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Efthymis (Tim) Gkantis

Our PADI instructor – fun loving and adventurous! Our outdoors man…..Tim has taught in many dive centers and his passion for diving is contagious!

 

 

 

 

Nationality:   Greek

Born:     1984

Speaks:     Greek, English, basic Italian

PADI Master Scuba Diving Trainer Specializes in:

  • Emergency First Response Instructor AED/ O2 / CPR
  • IDC staff instructor
  • Deep dive Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor 
  • Wreck Instructor 
  • Enriched Air Instructor
  • Dry suit Instructor
  • Dive Against Debris Instructor
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
  • Night Diver Instructor
  • Search and Recovery Instruction
  • Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
  • Underwater Videographer Instructor
  • Project Aware Instructor 
  • AWARE Coral Reef Instructor
  • Care For Children w/ AED Instructor
  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Instructor
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
  • Drift Instructor
  • Fish Identification Instructor

Other:

  • Tec Instructor
  • Cressi Certified equipment
  • Tecline certified equipment
  • Mares certified equipment
  • Speed boat license
  • Sailing Skipper
  • Free Diving Instructor

Tim has a Bachelor degree in science Marketing and management and after working in the field for a number of years he decided to pursue his passion for scuba diving and made this his new career.  With over 700 dives, Tim’s love of the underwater world comes through in his teaching… wanting to share his love with as many people as he can! He is calm and has a great sense of humor putting all his students at ease from the very start. He is constantly improving his skills and continues his training in the winter months.  Tim is an avid sportsman and loves hiking, canyoning, freediving, kayaking and cycling. When he’s not in the water you can usually find him in the mountains!

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Nikoletta Efstathiou

Our PADI instructor  – 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

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Specializes in:

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Deep Diving
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Search and Recovery
  • Night Diving
  • Navigation
  • Emergency First Response (First Aid infant/child/adult& Care for Children) 

Nikoletta was born in Athens and has an 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 an instructor and to work in diving in addition to continuing her studies in the field of architecture. With over 500 dives, she passionately shares her underwater knowledge with other divers!  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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Wolfgang Klapper

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

Nationality:    German

Born:     1987

Speaks:  English, German

  • Open Water Diver

Wolfgang has a degree in Computer Science and software development from Germany but has also worked in the hospitality industry as he loves working with people!  While working in Oman, Wolfgang discovered his love of the underwater world and in particular diving.  His passion led him to decide to sit still long enough to join us for the summer to train as a dive master!  When Wolfgang isn’t in the water he loves traveling, hiking and photography.

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Elena Makri

Dive Master in training – Elena just “dives” into every situation!  She’s our social butterfly – she loves meeting other divers from all over the world!

Nationality:    Greek

Born:     1999

Speaks:  Greek, English

  • Open Water Diver

Elena is in her third year of her social work degree at the University of Heraklion, Crete.  At a young age she loved to watch documentaries on anything to do with marine life, scuba diving and the environment and was always intrigued with the idea of the underwater world. Last year while working on the island of Tzia the opportunity arose for her to try her first dive – she was hooked and every chance she got she would be at the diving club.  This new found passion and drive solidified her decision to become a dive professional and she is a great asset to our team.  She’s quite adventurous and loves to try new things and experiences.  When she isn’t diving – Elena loves to travel and her hobbies include photography, swimming, cooking and reading.

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Ambroise Richard

Dive Master in training – Ambroise is our adventurer and always on the go – he’ll sit still for the summer as part of our great team!

Nationality:    French

Born:     2000

Speaks:  French, English, Italian

  • Open Water Diver

Ambroise was born and raised in Paris, were he went to an international school hence becaming fluent in English and Italian. He then moved to London for 3 years, where he studied geopolitics and history at Kings College London. His ambition is to pursue a career in the defense world. His  passion for the wonders of the sea and for diving started 4 years ago during a trip to Indonesia. Since then, he’s been able to discover the unimaginable sea treasures of Alonissos; an island close to his heart. Ambroise has been coming to Alonissos for the past 10 years, and now owns a house in Chora. In his down time, he likes to cook, read, and play a bit of video games. Ambroise is also great with kids, having been a nanny for most of his time at university.