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Odyssey Outdoor Activities is the first diving center and sea kayak center on the island that 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 on 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 a 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 the 2012 season, he worked as a sea kayak guide at Ionian Explorers leading day and multi-day trips, while he was doing his Divemaster internship at Nautilus Diving Club in Vasiliki, Lefkas. At 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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