He holds an Off - Shore Sailing and a Powerboat license . He is a licensed Rescue Diver (Advanced Open Water Diving, Oxygen Administration, First Aid) from I.A.N.T.D.. His early childhood experiences and great love for the mountains led him to Canada, where he was accredited a ski Instructor diploma, by the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance (Vancouver). He is now actively directing Snowflake Winter School at Mt. Parnassos Ski Center, Greece.
Dionisis Panourgias was born in 1988 and grew up in Athens, Greece. Very early, he made the sea his second home.
He is a graduate from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and holds a Master Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is a certified Yacht Master Offshore from the Royal Yachting Association (UK) and a Coaching Paddlesports Sea Kayak leader from the British Canoe Union (Weymouth, UK).