Meet our Professional Training Team

Katerina Kanellpoulou - Coure Director

Κατερίνα Κανελλοπούλου

katerina kanellopoulou
padi course director

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. 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 traveling to various dive sites around the world, including Egypt, Thailand, Maldives, Malaysia, Borneo, Bali, Komodo islands, Cyprus, Ecuador-Galapagos and Australia. As a natural consequence, I began a collaboration as a columnist, in the diving magazine “Greek Diver”.  After that, I went through under hard diving training in open and close circuits and the establishment of Seahorse Dive Center came to close this circle or to put it rather better, to open a new one…

Βασίλης Αθανασίου

vasilis athanasiou
padi specialty instructor

Since, I can remember myself  I used to watch Cousteau documentaries, read books and watch movies about the sea. For several years I was committed to free diving, which I finally decide to abandon when I got involved with scuba diving. Due to the fact that my first dives were at “Mecca” of diving, which is the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, then it was just impossible for me stop diving … As the years were passing by,  my “relationship” with diving was becoming more “mature” but  for preventing a possible deterioration, I found a new passion … the underwater photography and simply stick with it this time! Then diving and photography were combined with  traveling around the world, for example  Egypt, Thailand, Maldives, Malaysia, Borneo, Bali, Komodo islands, Cyprus, Ecuador-Galapagos and Australia, …, and all these became a way of living!!!

Chrysoula Athanasiou

Χρυσούλα Αθανασίου

chrysoula athanasiou
padi idc staff instructor

I grew up in a family where scuba diving had a leading role in our life. At the age of 5 I got my first mask, thus spending many hours on the beach snorkeling. Then, at the age of 11 I was certified as a Junior Open Water diver and at the age of 14 I took my first diving trip in Egypt. In 2018 I decided to become a professional diver and share my knowledge and experiences with other people.

Dimitris Hatzinikolaou- padi divemaster

Δημήτρης Χατζηνικολάου

dimitris hatzinikolaou
padi divemaster

Growing up next to the sea was all I knew, thus getting myself into scuba diving was one of my dreams as a kid. Having experienced the underwater world for the last 35 years, has been a life changing experience which I believe everyone should at least give it a shot. My scuba diving journey started 5 years ago at the exotic place of El Nido at Philippines and it was only natural for me to elevate my knowledge and experience by becoming a professional PADI Divemaster in order to promote the unparalleled beauty of the underwater world and help people get in touch with marine life.