The Blutopians

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Savas Chatzinikolaou

Blutopia Marine Park founder and managing director

“Blutopia Marine Park is the realization of my dream to combine marine education, respect for the environment, adventure and fun”

Savas is the heart of Blutopia Marine Park. A marine biologist with an M.Sc. in Aquaculture and marine resource management, Savas during the last 25 years has been involved in numerous projects that range from scientific diving research projects to business initiatives such as sea sponges aquacultures and fish farming in many parts of the Aegean sea.

Passionate with the sea for all of his life, Savas became a diver and founded the first diving school in Rhodes back in the early 1980s. Since then, he has been training divers in Rhodes and Athens for the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), ANDI and SSI. He has also worked as an ichthyologist in Rhodes hydrobiological station and composed numerus scientific studies such as that for Simian Shrimp (Plesionika narval).

In 2007 Savas founded Blutopia Marine Park off the west coast of the island of Rhodes near the islet of Makri where he also runs a successful sea bream and sea bass fish farm unit.

Sava’s vision has been to combine tourism with education, fun, adventure and the promotion of a greater appreciation for the earth’s fascinating natural marine habitats. His dream became true with Blutopia Marine Park, Greece’s first marine ecotourism park that combines all these features in the stunning and unspoiled marine ecosystem of western Rhodes.

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Marinos Giourgas

Manager and Diving Instructor

“My ambition is to provide high quality services and an unforgettable experience to the divers and visitors of Blutopia Marine Park”

Marinos holds an M.Sc. in Marine Mechanical Engineering, a Diploma in Ship Management and Economics and a Certificate in Corporate Finance Strategy. His love for the sea made him spend his leisure time in the blue waters of the Aegean and soon he became a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and a fast boat captain. After having worked for almost 20 years as an investment advisor, Marinos left his promising career and the corporate life in order to follow his true passion, to explore the wonders of the underwater world of the Greek seas.

What started as a hobby in 1985 turned to be a lifelong project and Marinos has now more than 25 years of experience in sailing and diving around Greece. He has organized many sea trip events in the Aegean Sea for VIP customers and worked as a Divemaster and an Open Water Scuba Instructor in diving schools in Zante, Kos and Rhodes. His love for exploring ship and plane wrecks made him participate as a diver and skipper in the underwater research and filming team that was responsible for the documentation of the WWII wrecks of the Greek island of Leros. He has also worked for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games team as Captain of the support boat that was carrying the filming crew of the sailing events.

Marinos became a “Blutopian” in 2015 to fulfill his lifetime ambition of helping people discover and experience the amazing underwater world and the natural beauties of the Greek seas fostering at the same time respect for its fragile natural ecosystems.

When he is not in his wetsuit he enjoys alpinism, yachting and mountain biking!

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BLUTOPIA MARINE PARK
108, G. Seferi str., Rhodes, Greece 85100
T: +30 2241060170
    +30 2246031190
F: +30 2241060175
M: +30 6944540758
info@blutopia.gr