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Please find below images and  comments from the event “Kalymnos Diving Festival 2009” .

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“The Sponge Divers of Kalymnos”

A diver utilizing the “Skandalopetra” technique depicted during sponge harvesting.

 

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The Kalymnian free diving instructor and member of the festival organisin committee, Neofytos Pizanias during the demo of the traditional diving technique utilizing the “Skandalopetra” stone. The weight of the stone keeps the diver at the bottom of the sea while he walks looking for sponges.

 

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The free diver ascending aided by “Koupas” who pulls the rope up as quickly as  possible.

 

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Cristos Agourides, General Secretary of the Hellenic Instritute of Marine Archaeology (HIMA), lecturing on IMAR’s work and the perspective of Marine Archaeology Parks.

 

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The official language of the festival was Greek, English was also used for non Greek speakers. The lectures where translated as appropriate.

 

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At the mare of the Kalymnians Geroge Roussos’ office, Christos Agourides (General Secretary of the Hellenic Instritute of Marine Archaeology HIMA) is discussing issues related to marine archaeology.

 

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Dr Panagiota Ballanou free diving instructor and apnea competitions judge, lecturing on organizing free diving competitions.

 

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Free diving was one of the activities offered daily to those festival participants interested in it.

 

George Tzanakis © 2009

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Dr Panagiota Ballanou free diving instructor and apnea competitions judge, immersing in the Kalymnian blue water.

 

George Tzanakis © 2009

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Mr Nikos Tzanoudakis, president of the Greek Association of Diving Instructors lecturing on diving tourism. Next, Alexandros Sotiriou, director of the organizing company “The Divertrainig Network”.

 

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Doctors Kotileas and Kountouris analyzing issues having to do with the recompression chamber operation and use. Picture taken at the hyperbaric department of  “Vouvalion” hospital of Kalymnos.

 

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Dr Panagiotis Kotileas, distinguished cardiologist specialized in diving medicine, lecturing on diving physiology.

 

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The premises of the Public Diving Center of Kalymnos. Constructed in Arginonta Bay, where according to the plan of the Municipality of the Kalymnians a diving park is going to be established in the near future.

 

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Scuba Experience Lessons offered daily free of charge at Gefyra Bay. This activity was very popular during the festival.

 

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Mrs Skilla, operator of the “Kalymnian House” Laographic Museum presenting a part of the sponge diving history.

 

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