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.
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
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
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
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 ;)
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).
If not under water or on the yoga mat you'll find her in the dive shop giving Tanja a valued hand.
Languages: German, English, French, basic Italian
PADI Dive Instructor
Geoffroy, better known as "Jo" or "The Frenchman", has been with Calypso since 2015 after a short break back in France. 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.
Languages: French, English & basic Spanish
PADI Dive Instructor and Boat Captain
Marek convinces with his calm and even-tempered attitude and great diving expertise.
He has become a father in 2020 and is married to Paulina. They are calling Gozo their home and have been with us since August 2016.
Marek especially loves teaching you Deep and Wreck specialties, as these are his favourites.
Languages: Polish & English
Shop Assistant & SSI Dive Instructor
Paulina with her friendly way cannot only be found under water but nowadays mainly takes care of check-in of our guests and sales in the shop. No matter whether you need a well-fitting mask or are looking for a suitable dive course to expand your knowledge, pay Paulina a visit for her valuable advice!
Paulina is also a young mother and works part-time.
Languages: Polish, English
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 ... ;-)
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
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
PADI Dive Instructor
PADI Instructor Jonathan, called "Pitcho", is originally from Belgium. After spending one season of working in Malta he fell in love with its tranquil sister island Gozo and our beautiful dive sites here.
He is a keen diver and even on his days off usually found underwater. His own words: "Like some people practice yoga to find serenity I practice diving: the silent world is my second home."
Languages: French & English
SSI & PADI Dive instructor
Asbjørn from Norway brings a fresh Nordic wind into the Calypso team. After many years as a loyal repeater guest he now prefers to spend all summer on our sunny and warm islands (…and water!). He brings many years of dive experience from tropical as well as cold water with him.
His sister Målfrid, also a dive instructor, helps out during our peak season in summer.
Languages: Norwegian, English, Swedish
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!