Aikaterini Kanellopoulou

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Kanellopoulou Aikaterini

Kanellopoulou Aikaterini

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…

Diving Studies:


EFR Trainer

Semi Closed Rebreather Diver Instructor (Dolphin)

Closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor, MK VI POSEIDON DISCOVERY

Specialty Instructor of:

  • Enriched Air
  • Dry Suit
  • Night
  • Deep
  • Wreck
  • UW Digital Photographer
  • O₂ Provider
  • Sidemount
  • 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