Kostas Katsaros

Kostas Katsaros: captain of “Thetis” bathyscaphe

Growing in a family of divers and fishermen, I learned to love water and gradually I started feeling part of it.My passion about sea made me go to the Navy, where I met all its characteristics.Working during many years in the submarines –I was truly working with what I wanted the most– I acquired the knowledge of the submarine technology which was the base for my future career. At the same time, my great interest in the submarine world as well as the memories that I had from my father diving with his standard diving dress, made me occupy also with independent diving.Entering the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), I took on the handling and the maintenance of “Thetis” bathyscaphe cooperating with the partners of submarine activities group. When we specialized by the French “father” of “Thetis”, we started the center’s missions at the deep-blue waters of Aegean Sea. Many trips and endless hours in the bottom of the sea can complete our knowledge and experience.After many years of working as a captain having crossed too many submarine routes, and taking into account its yellow color, the bathyscaphe has become my favorite “taxi” and I am an “under water taxi driver”.

PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
PADI SPECIALTY’S INSTRUCTOR
INSTRUCTOR CPR/AED/First Aid
SSI OPEN WATER ISTRUCTOR
TEC TRIMIX DIVER
TEC GAS BLENDER
IANTD EANx Blending/LSS Technician

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