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the Notos Mare team

Meet our team

Damulis Tsirintanis
Damulis TsirintanisOwner, PADI Instructor
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.

Lefteris Tsirintanis
Lefteris TsirintanisOwner, Divemaster
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.

Manolis Tsirintanis
Manolis TsirintanisBoat parking manager
Manager of the Boat Parking. Born and raised in Chora Sfakion,

He he has excellent knowledge about the marine world and the proper boat transfer and store conditions.

Anestis Psomiadis
Anestis PsomiadisTaxi Boat Captain
Anestis Psomiadis graduated from the Maritime Academy of Crete in 2013. He holds the license of Captain – Class C’.  

his experience started in 2009 travelling around the world on bulk carriers as officer.
As our main taxi-boat captain, Anestis guarantees you a safe and pleasant journey along the beautiful coastline of southwest Crete!

 Andreas Nikolla
Andreas NikollaBoat and parking responsible
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.

Dimitris Anastasakis
Dimitris AnastasakisDiving center responsible
Dimitris was born in a small village near Chania in west Crete.
He started diving at the age of 20.

and 7 years later decided to share his passion for the underwater world with others.
As a certified instructor, he has great knowledge of many divespots around the island and also of the marine life.
His experience in teaching and guiding other divers will make you feel comfortable and safe in the water in no time!

Ioanna Kanelaki
Ioanna KanelakiReservation Manager
Ioanna Kanelaki was born in Chania, Crete.
Her mother tongues are Greek and French and she also speaks English.

Her 10 years of experience in tourism and strong social skills, her love for the sea and the island of Crete
are her constant motivation to offer you as much help as she can during your experience with Notos Mare.
She is responsible for the customer service in our base in Sfakia (Chora Sfakion).

Eleni Ieronimaki
Eleni IeronimakiReservations & Logistics
Born and raised in Athens, Eleni urged by her passopn to foreign languages and travel,  

studied Tourism management at Patra’s University and her great love for her father’s homeland leaded her to move permanently to Chania, Creta. Counting 18 years as a travel agent, she will be excited to share her thoughts and knowledge for an unforgettable marine experience!

 Sophia Chapman
Sophia ChapmanLogistics & office operations
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.

The Cretan seas await you!