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COME MEET THE TEAM!

THE CALYPSO TEAM

We believe great companies thrive on great staff members, and we are proud to have a team of highly experienced diving instructors from many different European countries. Most of our friendly and cheerful team members are multi-lingual and may even speak your language, plus all of them are very enthusiastic about diving.

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GEORGE

Director

When George decided to give up his "proper" job in 1985 and came up with the idea to open a diving centre, many locals called him crazy. He proved them wrong.
With his ingenuity and commitment he made Calypso Diving Centre a success story.
"Papa George” is always approachable for any matters our guests or the team may have, and even though he has been living with his family in Switzerland for a few years now, he will always remain the core of the dive centre.
Languages: Maltese, English, Italian, basic Swiss German

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GEORGE

Founder & former Director

When George decided to give up his "proper" job in 1985 and came up with the idea to open a diving centre, many locals called him crazy. He proved them wrong.With his ingenuity and commitment he made Calypso Diving Centre a success story."Papa George” is always approachable for any matters our guests or the team may have, and even though he has been living with his family in Switzerland for a few years now, he will always remain the core of the dive centre.Languages: Maltese, English, Italian, basic Swiss German

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TOM (HOLLE)

Owner

Tom (yes, another one!) started his diving life off the island of Menorca at the age of seven. A cylinder, regulator, weights, ABC, that's all you needed to scuba at this time.

After a business life in Germany and thousands of dives worldwide later, he turned his passion into a profession. First as a diving instructor, later as a dive centre manager in various countries. But all the years Tom’s goal remained to have his own small, charming dive centre one day.

Now he has found it! By a lucky coincidence and a very friendly acquaintance with “Papa George”, the founder of Calypso, the dive centre has confidently been handed over into Tom's hands on 1 January 2022.

You can now meet our “new” Tom here most of the time whilst George will still be with us every now and then.

Languages: Kölsch, German, English 

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GEORGE

Founder

When George decided to give up his "proper" job in 1985 and came up with the idea to open a diving centre, many locals called him crazy. He proved them wrong.With his ingenuity and commitment he made Calypso Diving Centre a success story."Papa George” now lives in Switzerland, but will stay approachable for any matters our guests or the team may have. He will forever keep a very special place here at Calypso.

Languages: Maltese, English, Italian, basic Swiss German

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TANJA

Dive Shop Manager

If you e-mail, call or visit Calypso Diving Centre, chances are high you’ll meet Tanja, one part of the dive centre's management.

Through her passion for traveling her path crossed scuba diving, and she has been working full-time in the diving industry since 1997, teaching diving in many different places around the world.

Together with her partner Tom she moved to Gozo in 2007, and now runs the customer care and administrative side of the dive centre mainly.

Languages: German, English, basic French

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TOM

Director of Diving

Tom is our Director of Diving and the other part of the management. He is the man who looks after everything "outside" the office - the dive guests, instructors, the compressor, the boat and trucks, and the dive gear.

Tom started diving 1997 in Germany, and has worked in many different countries as a diving instructor since, with thousands of dives under his belt.

Languages: East German, West German & English ;)

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ANTJE

Freediving & Yoga instructor

Antje prefers not to breathe when she is diving and her real passion is Freediving. She runs our sister company "Calypso Gozo Apnea", and beneath Freediving also teaches Yoga and Pranayama (Breathing techniques).

Languages: German, English, French, basic Italian

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JOEY

Compressor Room Consultant

Joey, a true Gozitan, has been with Calypso for decades and is the "Master of the Pumps". He is a skilled gas blender and looks after everything in the compressor room: filling and maintenance of cylinders, compressors and the Nitrox membrane. He also takes care of our unaccompanied divers when they come for their air and Nitrox fills.

Languages: Maltese, English & Italian

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MAREN

SSI Dive Instructor

When Maren came as a dive guest in summer 2017 she fell in love with the island. Working the winter seasons with our Quality Divers partner Sea Bees, the idea was born to spend summers here in Gozo as part of the Calypso Dive team. Maren is a passionate diver and SSI Instructor, and looks forward to sharing this passion with you!
Languages: German, English, Italian, Mandarin

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LOUIS

PADI Dive Instructor

Louis is a good-humoured and very motivated diving instructor from a small town in the west of France. Diving is his passion, and he loves to look at the underwater world from unusual angles. He started his diving career 2019 in Greece, and after spending some time in different places is now back in the Mediterranean Sea and looking forward to enriching your holiday with great dives!

Languages: French, English, Spanish

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ALLISON

PADI Dive Instructor

After diving in Gozo for many years Allison finally decided to become an instructor in 2012. Since then she supports our team every summer with her empathic character, professionalism and smile! From her background of being a special needs teacher in an all age, generic school she is the perfect instructor for anyone who needs that little extra patience!
But even more than diving she loves animals, and the true reason she is coming back working with us at Calypso is our shop dog Tabasco ... ;-)
Language: English

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HOLGER

SSI Dive Instructor

"Slowfin" Holger does not only always have a big smile on his face, but also is an experienced SSI Divemaster instructor with Platin status. After a couple of visits as a guest he joined our team in 2017 and loves to show Gozo's beautiful underwater world to our guests. His personal specialty is teaching dive courses, from beginner to professionals, no matter whether during summer in Gozo or winter in Germany.
Languages: German, English

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MICHEL

SSI Diving Instructor

Michel comes from the French-speaking part of Belgium.
Not necessarily the most popular sport in Belgium, his love for diving started a little later. But now he can't be without it!
For him, the best part is putting a smile on the face of his diving guests.
Now in summer he enjoys the warm waters of our island, while in the winter months he dives cold waters in Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Languages: French, English & a little Dutch

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GEOFFROY

PADI Dive Instructor

Geoffroy, better known as "Jo" or "The Frenchman", has been with Calypso since 2015. He has been working as a diving instructor in Gozo way longer than that and is one of our "old stager" . The guests love him for his laid-back and charming attitude.

This season he will work as a freelance instructor for us.

Languages: French, English & basic Spanish

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TYLER
 

PADI Master Diver Trainer

Tyler first came to the island in 2018 planning for a short stay working as an instructor but he fell in love with Gozo and now lives here year round! He is an experienced diver and instructor originally from the North East of England and he started diving when he was eight years old. He is passionate about teaching and the underwater world.

Languages: English & Spanish

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KATJA

PADI Instructor

After several diving holidays in Malta, Katja decided in 2020 to turn her great passion into a profession and became a Divemaster. Meanwhile she is a dive instructor and is especially looking forward to sharing her love of diving with you.
Her motto is: "Do what you love and love what you do!"
Languages: German & English

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MALFRID &ASBJØRN
 

SSI & PADI Dive instructor

Asbjørn & Malfrid from Norway bring a fresh Nordic wind into the Calypso team. After many years as a loyal repeater guests they love to spend part of the summer on our sunny and warm islands (…and water!). oth of them help out during our peak  season in summer.
Languages: Norwegian, English, Swedish

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TABASCO

Shop Mascot

Tabasco is the most faithful team member and looks well after the shop.
Having been a stray dog before Tom & Tanja adopted him, he still is a bit shy, but with some kind words he often is available for a cuddle.
Even if half Labrador he probably is the only hydrophobic member of our team! :)
Languages: German, English & Maltese ;)

Visit Calypso Diving Centre and meet our staff members in person. We are looking forward to exploring Gozo's beautiful underwater world together with you!