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Odyssey Outdoor Activities is the first diving center and sea kayak center in the island opened in 2013. It is located in Vathy harbor, less than 1km away from the main square. Ithaca’s main harbor (Vathy) is a strategic point for scuba diving. You can find dives not only at the west coast of Ithaca but in many islands of the “Polynesia” of the Ionian Sea like Arkoudi and Atokos.

George is the founder and the main scuba diving instructor of Odyssey Club. He grew up on Ithaca in a house by the sea. He studied Electronic Engineering (BSc) at the Educational Institute of Athens. During his military services at the Hellenic Navy he trained as radar operator.

He was always interested in outdoor activities. He completed the sea kayaking BCU (British Canoe Union) 3 star award and as a sailor he did two offshore sailing courses (beginners and advanced) at the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC). He is also a dinghy sailing athlete a Proodos sailing club in Vathy, Ithaca. He also undertook a lifeguarding course at the Greek Lifeguard Academy (ENAK).

In 2012 season he worked as a sea kayak guide at Ionian Explorers leading day and multi day trips, while he was doing his Divemaster intership at Nautilus Diving Club in Vasiliki, Lefkas. In the end of the season he worked as a Divemaster at the same diving center. Then he became an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) and an Emergency First Response (EFR) instructor. After summer 2013 he gained the title of PADI MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer).


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