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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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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Txarli Landa

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

Nationality:    Basque

Born:     1980

Speaks:  English, German, Spanish and Basque

  • Advanced Water Diver
  • Deep diver
  • Rescue diver

Txarli holds degrees in Electronics and Automation from Vitoria-Gasteiz where he also studied car mechanics.  At this time he started working with mentally disabled people which he loved.  After nine years he moved to Germany where he now works with teenage refugees which fulfills him more than cars ever did!  His love for diving began 4 years ago in Crete where he fell in love with both diving and Greece.  Every summer he’s been coming to Greece to continue his diving and he’s decided to join our team for the summer to become a dive master.  When Txarli isn’t in the water he enjoys kayaking, bike riding, zumba, reading, cooking and traveling.  We can’t wait for him to make paella for us!!! 

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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.