I’m Catherine and …
Although it doesn’t seem that way, according people who know me, I was born in Peristeri- Athens, many many years ago. Since I was young, I loved the water element, which I have devoted countless hours of my childhood. As a member of competitive swimming team Panhellenic, used to be a swimmer for almost 10 years, participated in many competitions. In 1984 I won 1st place in the 400 meter freestyle and second in the 800 meters freestyle at the national championship held in Heraklion of Crete!
I graduated, also many many years ago, from the Financial University of Athens, … which at that time was called A.S.O.E.E. Meanwhile, I was working in the private sector, I got Proficiency, and also started learning Italian, but in everything I was doing there was something missing! This feeling was becoming worse and worse as the time that I was far from swimming pools was getting greater and greater! There was a voice in me, that was always blue tint!
A book of a friend was the reason and my love for the sea was the cause … that somehow I found myself participate in a PADI OPEN WATER course, somewhere in the late 90s! So that was my beginning with scuba diving, to which so far I have spent endless hours of my adult life!
In 2004 I started travelling to various dive sites around the world, including Egypt, Thailand, Maldives, Malaysia, Borneo, Bali, Komodo islands, Cyprus, Ecuador-Galapagos, Australia and Greece . As a natural consequence, I began a collaboration as a columnist, in the diving magazine “Greek Diver”. And after that, I went through under hard diving training in open and close circuits and a new collaboration was born, this time with a well known diving center in Alimos. After that, the establishment of Seahorse Dive Center came to close this circle or to put it rather better, to open a new one…
PADI MASTER INSTRUCTOR
Semi Closed Rebreather Diver Instructor (Dolphin)
Closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor, MK VI POSEIDON DISCOVERY
Specialty Instructor of:
- Enriched Air
- Dry Suit
- UW Digital Photographer
- O₂ Provider
- Project Aware
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Aware Coral Reef Conservation
- Care for Children w/AED
- Care for children Trainer
- Boat instructor
- Multilevel Diver instructor
- Underwater naturalist instructor
- Search & Recovery instructor
- Atlantis/Dolphin Rebreather instructor