In May 1997 Timotheos Karmiris (called Timo for short) founded the diving base. For the season of 1997 everything was bought new, from the compressors to the diving goggles, so that the divers can use first-class material.
The 12m long and 4m wide diving boat is the pride and joy of the base. It is licensed for 40 persons. But the diving base only allows 24 divers at most, so that comfort is ensured on the boat. It is equipped with 30 scuba tank supports, a diving platform with two ladders, sufficient space for the boxes, a cabin for things which must not get wet, a toilet and 500 l fresh water. The safety equipment consists of satellite broadcasting, first aid box, oxygen, life raft and life belts.
The diving base is located directly on the beach of Limni Keriou. It consists of a compressor and an equipment room.
An extra room is provided with boxes and suspension possibilities for the equipment of the divers.
Two sinks are installed in front of this room, one for demand regulators, computers etc. and the other one for wet suits, jackets etc. A rack for draining the clothes after rinsing is also available.
Under a canopy, you will find sufficient tables and chairs for 30 persons, so that you will always have a place to write your logbook and have a chat.
Safety in the diving base is of great importance.
When checking in, a certificate of diving fitness, brevet and logbook must be presented. A check dive will be realized.
In 2003 a new, extremely quiet and powerful compressor was purchased. Every year a large part of the equipment is replaced.
Timo (CMAS TL***)
The owner and head of the diving base is an absolute connoisseur of the underwater world around the peninsula Keri.
Timo’s family has lived in Zakynthos for ages and he knows this area over and under water better than anybody else.
He steers our diving boat, the "Turtle", safely through the Ionian Sea.
Languages: Greek, English, Italian and some German
Michelle (OWS Instructor)
Michelle started diving many years ago on a greek island, as a small child.
Now she will join our team and come back where she once got raised.
Languages: german, english and spanish
Leonardo (Leo) (PADI Scuba Instructor)
Leo is PADI Scuba Instructor for more than 15 years.
After working many years in Egypt and managing a Dive centre on the Canary Islands, he will join this season our diving team in Zakynthos.
Languages: italian, english and spanish
Birgit (PADI MSDT)
Was on the island in 1988 for the first time and fell in love with it. She is on the best way to stay here forever. In 2009 Birgit joined our team by luck, and she fits in perfectly.
She has been diving on the island 12 years now already and will always support our team during the high season.
Languages: German, English
Mike, our senior, is an absolutely nice guy and a person everybody likes to be with. He always has an open eye for all customer's needs, young or old. Mike lives in Zante for many years and knows every rock above and every fish below sea level. Mike is also the person in charge of the beloved diving center's cats and has overtaken this important job from Sabine.
Languages: English and some basic German