Our Dive Team

 

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Dias Menis

Our manager and PADI 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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Jurek Majkowski

The Main Man and PADI course director – 2 years running Platinum course director.  His reputation precedes him and this is who you want to train with!

Nationality: German

Born: 1956

Speaks:  English, German, Polish, Czech, Slovakian and basic French

PADI Course Director – awarded 2 years in a row as Platinum director

Jurek was born in Gdansk, Poland and started diving in 1963. In 2015, he became a PADI Course Director and has been awarded as a  Platinum Course Director. To date, Jurek has 7000+ dives.  

Jurek teaches the instructor courses in: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Greece and Dominican Republic.

He is also the owner of two diving centers: AQUAplus in Black Forest, Germany and AQUAplus Divers in Lestinka, Czech Republic.  His reputation as a top PADI course director makes him a great asset to our team!

 

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Iliana Gialama

Our PADI 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

PADI Open Water instructor Specializes in:

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Rescue
  • Nitrox
  • Deep diving
  • Navigation
  • Project Aware

Other:

  • Mares Service technician
  • Speed Boat license

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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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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Harry Parpas Georgiou

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

Nationality:    British

Born:     1993

Speaks:  English, Basic Greek

  • Open Water Diver

Harry was an electronic engineer in the oil and gas industry for 8 years and got to travel to various parts of the world.  He was also a semi professional boxer and also trained in various forms of martial arts for a combined total of around 10 years.  During his travels around the globe, Harry discovered the underwater magic of scuba diving and has been hooked ever since!  This summer he’s decided to pursue his diving passion and be part of our team working towards his dive master certification.  Harry loves to travel, hike and has a huge passion for wildlife and animals.

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Naomi Marti

Dive Master in training – Naomi is our travel expert! She’s traveled all over the world and will sit still for the summer as part of our great team!

Nationality:    Swiss and Spanish

Born:     1994

Speaks:  French, English, Spanish, basic German

  • Open Water Diver

Naomi had her first diving experience at the age of 10 on a family holiday to Australia.  She has always loved traveling, photography and the underwater and discovered that diving can easily combine all of her passions!  After finishing school at 19 she traveled to Australia where she lived and studied English for 6 months as well as traveling all over the continent.  Arriving back in Switzerland, she studied tourism at the School of Management and Tourism of Sierre and after 3 years ended up in Peru working in the travel industry. She organized and guided tours throughout Peru, Bolivia and Brazil and also became fluent in Spanish.  Naomi has decided to spend the summer with us to qualify as a dive master and pursue a career in diving as this will combine all the things she loves – traveling, languages, nature, sports and photography!  When Naomi isn’t in the water she loves hiking, pilates, traveling and photographing nature, landscapes and wildlife.

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Riccardo Lodesani

Dive Master in training – Riccardo just “dives” into every situation!  He’s our social whirlwind – he loves meeting other divers from all over the world!

Nationality:    Italian

Born:     1992

Speaks:  English, Italian

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Freediver

Riccardo was born in the Reggio Emilia area in Italy close to the city of Bologna.  He has a Degree in Agriculture studies but has worked in the fashion industry as a salesman for 6 years.  Riccardo got the travel bug in 2018 and has traveled to many parts of the world – he has loved Greece since forever and has visited more than 15 Greek islands in his travels. An avid hiker – he’s also walked more then 5000 kms on hikes!   He’s been an avid Cliff and Freediving fan since he was a young boy as he’s kind of an adrenaline addict! Riccardo iscovered the scuba diving world in Australia where he lived for 2 years and since then he’s been hooked.  He has decided to make the ocean and the sea a constant part of his life and will be with us this summer to complete his Divemaster certification.  When Riccardo isn’t scuba diving he loves to cook, share stories and experiences with people, reading, playing the harmonica and sunsets.

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Victoria Konstantinidis

Dive Master in training – Victoria is our social butterfly and water baby! She just can’t stay away from the water and her smile is infectious!

Nationality:    Australian and Greek

Born:     1995

Speaks:  English, Greek

  • Open Water Diver

Victoria has grown up loving the sea. Her most favourite feeling is when she is beneath the water and enters the place she associates with both peace and solitude.  Discovering and exploring life at the depths of the ocean is her true passion because when she’s under – good luck getting her out!  Victoria was born in Melbourne, Australia.  From a very young age Victoria and her family traveled… and travel always included the sea.  Many a trip was spent in the turquoise waters of the Greek islands where the summers appeared to be endless and the marine life awe inspiring.  In Thailand she experienced the beauty of free diving and snorkel and in New Zealand her love of water sports was realized. Victoria has always loved to travel and continues to add countries to her ever growing list. Upon completion of her Work Youth degree in 2018, Victoria made the decision to leave Australia and relocate to Greece. Prior to doing so, she had secured a position as an Adventure specialist and lifeguard at a summer camp in New York and spent the summer facilitating sessions in boating, high ropes, zip-wire and outdoor cooking. She also jumped at the opportunity to sky dive which has only added to her experiences with extreme sports.  Victoria has decided to sit still long enough to join our great team for the summer!  When she’s not in the water she loves to read, listen to music, hike and spend time with family and friends.