About divebuddyGR

divebuddyGR is Stathis (Efstathios) Paliampelos. Stathis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. His parents come from Athens and Crete.

In 2003 Stathis tried scuba diving for the very first time by attending a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in Athens, after he finished his studies in sound engineering.

Later in 2004 he becomes a certified diver (PADI Open Water Diver) and continues his diving education by gaining levels till November 2006 when he becomes a professional PADI member, a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor. Stathis is also a Licenced Speed Boat Captain and an EFR Instructor.

His experience in diving since 2004 is countless dives around Greece and the latest years in West Crete where he lives with his family since 2008. He is married with Georgia (she is a PADI Open Water Diver!) and also he has a young daughter, Popi.

In 2016 Stathis decided to make his own diving bussines under the brand, divebuddyGR (nickname given by fellow divers), a small Resort based Dive Center at Falassarna area Kissamos Chania, West Crete.

Stathis will be happy to dive, teach or guide you to an underwater experience in the most beautiful part of Crete!