Who we are

The POPEYE DIVING CENTER was established in 2007 in Thassos to offer high quality diving services, training and top quality diving equipment to friends and lovers of the underwater world. Now it continues to provide the same quality services in the second center that operates in Kavala. In our diving center you come as a visitor but you leave as a friend and you start again because here you will really dive with friends. Friendly cheerful people are always ready to accompany you in your diving activities, with responsibility, safety and style.

According to the law on diving N3409 / 06 that is valid from 04-11-2005 in our country, the POPEYE DIVING CENTER is a recognized provider of diving services by the Ministry of Merchant Shipping with a license number (203) for the training of divers of all steps, organized guided diving and the rental of diving equipment. In addition, it is certified by the French Classification Society (BUREAU VERITAS) according to European diving standards (EN14467) .

Instructor

Stelios Hasparis
 
23 years of diving experience as a professional Inshore / Offshore Commercial Diver since 1998 and a diving instructor with extensive experience since 2000. Certified by the largest diving organizations in the world, such as: PADI, ANDI, SSI, IANTD, DAN holding several large steps. He is also a member of many volunteer rescue teams.

Certifications

PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors

  • Master Instructor   
  • Emergency First Responder Instructor
  • Full Specialty Diver Instructor
  • Free Diving Instructor
  • Technical Diving Tec Rec Instructor
  • Gas Blender Instructor
  • Rebreather Instructor

ANDI – American Nitrox Divers International

  • Instructor Trainer 
  • Dive Medic Instructor
  • FullSpecialty Diver Instructor
  • Technical Diving Instructor
  • Cave Instructor
  • Service Technician Instructor
  • Gas Blender Instructor
  • Free Diving Instructor 
 

SSI – Scuba Schools International

  • Assistant Instructor Trainer
  • React Right Full Instructor
  • Full Specialty Diver Instructor

IANTD – International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers

  • Advanced Instructor
  • Specialty Diver Instructor
  • Free Diving Instructor
  • First And Instructor

DAN – Divers Alert Network

  • First And Instructor
  • CPR Instructor
  • AED Instructor
  • Oxygen Provider Instructor
 

Additional Certifications :

  • Certified cabin decompressors.
  • Certified diving equipment technician of the companies SCUBAPRO, HOLLIS, OCEANIC.
  • Certified PSI / PCI / ANDI diving cylinder maintenance and visual inspection technician.
  • Lifeguard and liquid safety instructor.
  • Instructor / Coach of Water Skiing and other water sports from the General Secretariat of Sports and the International Waterski  & Wakeboard Federation .  
  • Certified Speedboat Operator by the Greek port authorities.
  • Certified PowerBoat Level 2) by RYA  ( Royal Yachting Association ).
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Instructor

Christoforos Hasparis

15 years of diving experience as a professional technical diver Inshore Commercial Diver since 2006. and Diving Instructor with extensive experience since 2009. certified by the largest diving organizations in the world, such as:  PADI  and ANDI.

 

Instructor

George Hasparis

41 years of diving experience as a professional technical diver Inshore Commercial Diver since 1979 and diving instructor with extensive experience since 2009. Certified by the diving organization of ANDI .