Our Team

George Vella

George has been referred to as Mr Calypso and Mr Gozo, but we rather like to call him "Papa George” as he is always approachable for any matters of our guests and the team alike. As a PADI and BSAC instructor with more than 27 years of experience, he’s got a keen sense for people and business. Even though he spends more and more time in Switzerland with his wife and his children, he is the core of the dive centre.

Tanja and Tom

Tanja and Tom manage the dive centre successfully since a few years now. Tom, as Diving Director, is the man who looks after everything "outside" - the divers, the compressor, the RIB, the instructors. Tanja makes sure that every potential guest receives an accurate answer to his or her enquiry, checks guests in and out, and looks after the dive shop.


Joey 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.


Antje prefers not to breathe when she is diving and has started giving freediving lessons with the season 2015. If not under water you'll find her in the shop or might get an e-mail reply from her to your enquiries.


Geoffroy, short "Joe" or "The Frenchman", has come back to Gozo in 2015 after a short break back in France. He has been working as a diving instructor in Gozo since many years. The guests love him for his very relaxed and charming attitude.


Paulina is a young and very dedicated instructor. We are happy to have her in our team! She is not only found under water but also helps in the dive shop with check ins and sales. If you need a new mask, come and visit Paulina for her valuable advice!


Marek is convincing with his calm and friendly attitude. Like Paulina and most of us he is calling Gozo his home and has been with us since August 2016. He will be pleased teaching you Deep and Wreck specialties, as they are his favourites.


Our „wiking“ Asbjörn from Norway brings a fresh Nordic wind into the Calypso team. After many years as a loyal repeater guest he now prefers to spend more time than just a couple of weeks in our sunny and warm islands (…and water!). Already the second summer with us, he brings many years of dive experience from tropical as well as cold water. Asbjörn teaches according to the guidelines of PADI and SSI.


Tabasco is the most faithful team member and looks well after the shop. Most of his leisure time is spent with his mum Tanja who he adores! :-)


"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 the beauty under water to our guests. Whilst he has a true passion for diving his personal specialty is teaching dive courses.


PADI Instructor Jonathan, called "Pitcho", is originally from Belgium. He spent last diving season in Malta and fell in love with Gozo and its beautiful dive sites during that time. Whilst speaking English of course his mother tongue is French, and he will especially look after our French speaking guests. "Like some people practice yoga to find serenity I practice diving: the silent world is my second home."


Maren came as a dive guest in summer 2017 and loved it here. Working during winter season with our Quality Divers partner Sea Bees, the idea was born to spend summer here in Gozo as part of the Calypso Dive team. Maren is SSI Instructor and looks forward to beautiful dives and teaching courses in German, English, Italian or even Mandarin ;)


Allison has been diving in Gozo since many years and finally decided to become an instructor in 2012. Since then she supports our team every summer with her empathic character, professionalism and smile! 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 .. ;-)

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