Tsarpalis - Commercial Diver Geologist - Aigio, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece

Panagiotis Tsarpalis

Aigio, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece


Commercial Diver Geologist


I am commercial diver from the age of 24. I worked also as an offshore dive supervisor. I have been working for a wide range of construction, maintenance, repair and scientific projects. I am also geologist with Msc in environmental oceanography and five years experience in geophysical projects (seismology).
I have experience to handle up to 20m boats.
I have good practical and theoretical mechanical engineering background and am able to design(with cad), to maintain and repair most of the diving gear and marine engines.

Work History

marine engineer, and dive supervisor

Marine Work

June 2008 - December 2013

for Nautilus Underwater Constructions and Associates(local diving contractor Patras Greece) on various construction offshore and inshore projects like

• Sewage biological plant undersea disposal pipes trenching and placing offshore (Monemvasia southern Greece)
• Ship hull inspection and repair(underwater welding, cutting, hull cleaning)
• Quays foundation repair excavations of the propeller stream (Patras Port)
• Underwater photography and video (ship hulls, quays, pipes etc) industrial zone's offshore biological plant disposal pipe, Patras biological plant offshore disposal pipe
• Inshore hydroelectric plants POURNARI II Artificial Lake and LOUROS DAM underwater inspection of the intake units and cleaning of the overfill gates for Greek Public Power Corporation S.A.
• Maintenance of piscicultural anchorages (Galaxidi Marine Farm S.A. Group).
• Maintenance and testing of diving equipment for Nautilus Underwater Marine constructions and Associates (www.nautilus-underwater.gr).

professor in secondary

Schools and Vocational Schools

September 2003 - December 2013

teaching Geology-Geography Physics and Chemistry in Aigio(Greece).
Except of teaching last five years I am assigned for making the timetable of the teaching staff of about 40 persons in 1st Gymnasium of Aigio (http://1gym-aigiou.ach.sch.gr)


G-Akis Tselentis

October 2001 - September 2002

of PSL-Patras Seismological Laboratory with Director Professor G-Akis Tselentis (http://seismo.geology.upatras.gr/)

• Seismic exploration with shallow reflection method for the assessment of the depth of aquiferus limestone layers in Heraklion prefecture of Crete Island
• maintenance of the seismometer network of the laboratory
• Estimation of the epicenters of the western Greece earthquakes.

supervisor of the diving team and geotechnical and marine engineer

Saudi Archirodon L.T.D

May 1999 - May 2001

in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Shoaiba site) for the construction of a 3 x 350 MW power plant( Shoaiba Power Plant). The works was
• Offshore and on shore geotechnical drilling
• Dredging
• Gravel bedding,
• Underwater concreting
• 1600m of channels construction
• Pump room construction,
• 1200m underwater GRP pipe placing,
• Acropode breakwaters building
• Pilling for jetty construction
• Caissons placing etc.
• Geotextile mattresses placing and filling etc.

European Union's research Project under the supervision of Professor Sotirios Varnavas in Greek Volcanic Arc

Patras University

February 1997 - April 1998

: Diving work for geochemical sampling on hydrothermal vents for Laboratory of Applied Geochemistry of Geology Department, Patras University. European Union's research Project under the supervision of Professor Sotirios Varnavas in Greek Volcanic Arc's islands: Milos, Kos, Methana Nisiros, Giali.
• Offshore geochemical sampling of hydrothermal vents
• Underwater video, photography '

petty officer third class in Naval Dock Salamis and in Ionian Naval Command

Greek Navy

May 1995 - February 1997

Commercial diving work for a local diving contractor

Patras Diving Center

May 1991 - April 1995

• Intake pipe placing for piscicultural production onshore plants for Nireas Aquaculture (www.nireus.com) in Chiliadou Doridas
• Placing and coastal protection of underwater optical cables in Kyllini and Chania area for Alcatel).
• Ship hull inspection, cleaning, salvages, welding, cutting, anode changing, underwater video and photography mostly in Patras, Aigio, and Killini ports (western Greece).

• Construction and maintenance of piscicultural anchorages around Peloponnese and Ionian Islands.


PSL- Patras Seismological Laboratory

September 1991 - April 1995

of Patras University (http://seismo.geology.upatras.gr/)

• Mapping of limestone aquifers and lignite beds with shallow reflection seismic methods.(data recording, processing and final prospect making)
• Research for aquifers and salinity protection of coastal aquifers with electric methods.

• Mapping off rocky basement for the construction of buildings with seismic refraction methods.
• Maintenance of Laboratory's seismometric network.

Geocean Company

September 1990 - November 1990

during geotechnical research of Rio-Antirio channel (Patras, Greece).

assistant diver

Greek Port Authorities

April 1989 - November 1991

in diving works in order to gather the required experience to the Commercial Divers certificate that is issued by the Greek Port Authorities.

Professor Stavros Papamarinopoulos

Laboratory of Applied Geophysics of Patras University

From June 1987

as a student in Lousoi (Municipality of Kalavrita Achaia's prefecture) for the estimation of buried archaeological structures with electric and magnetic geophysical methods under the supervising of Professor Stavros Papamarinopoulos, director of the laboratory.

Qualifications & Certifications

Environmental Oceanography

University of Patras

Geology Department

University of Patras

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