Inspired by the beauty of the famous Samaria gorge, which extends beneath the sea and invites exploration, the local Tsirintanis family set up Notos Mare Marine Adventures on the sheltered southern coast of Crete in 2004.
Now every year Notos Mare welcomes people who want to live the adventure of all levels from across Europe. Our fully equipped diving centre, our boats, all in great condition and our certified and experienced team offer a friendly and personal service where your safety, well-being and entertainment are their top priority.
Our international team includes:
PADI instructor (qualified in 2005). Damulis both grew up and now lives in Chora Sfakion, having spent five years in Vienna studying hotel management. Damulis’ wealth of local diving experience started when he began diving at the age of eight. Now, many years later he knows all the dives in the area intimately so can take you to many places few others know about.
Divemaster (qualified as a divemaster in 2008). Growing up in Chora Sfakia, Lefteris began diving aged 12. With many years of experience diving in the area, Lefteris’ local knowledge is second to none. His understanding of the sea and its ever-changing landscapes means that you will benefit from the best dives in the area, and enjoy the colourful underwater world off the south coast of Crete. Lefteris also combines his involvement in the family dive centre with studying naval architecture and marine engineering at Newcastle University.
Katharina was born in Germany but spent most of her childhood in the region of Sfakia. After studying Spanish and English in Germany she came back to Crete (because there's just no place like it anywhere in the world). Since your adventure with us starts at land, she'll do everything she can to guarantee it all runs smoothly and to your convenience.
Born and raised in Hania, Crete, bilingual in Greek and English, fluent in French and with over 6 years of experience in organising tailor-made alternative holidays throughout Greece, Sophia joined the Notos Mare team in order to ensure that you benefit from our services to the maximum. Her communication and organisation skills, her love for Crete along with her passion to share the beauties of her homeland with visitors are her motivation to advise you on your next Cretan marine experience! As an active member of the Mountaineering Club of Hania, always looking for an excuse to go for a hike and having accompanied visitors on various hiking routes along the South Coast of Crete over the years, she can also give you extra tips should you wish to explore some of the many paths in the area.
Captain and SSI Divemaster. Giannis came to Crete 8 years ago in order to study Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Crete. As soon as he arrived, his passion for nature and outdoor activities got the better of him and he concluded that this was where he wanted to stay. Alongside him you will have the chance to discover the above and underwater unique beauties South West Crete has to offer you!
Twelve years ago Andreas came to Greece and fell in love with the beauty of the surroundings. He is highly experienced in all aspects of our Boat Parking, assuring that your boat is safely stored. His ability to accomplish a great range of jobs makes the quality of our provided services the highest possible.
Nestor Papadimitriou graduated from the Maritime Academy of Crete in 2012. He holds the license of Captain - Class C’, his experience started in 2009 travelling around the world on bulk carriers as deck cadet and 2nd Officer. He also serviced in the Hellenic Navy, assigned to a tanker which sailed throughout the Greek Coasts. As our main Taxi-Boat Captain, Nestor guarantees you a safe and pleasant journey.
Manager of the Boat Parking. Born and raised in Chora Sfakion, he has excellent knowledge about the marine world and the proper boat transfer and store conditions.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU IN CRETE !