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SAI (Spearfishing Academy International) is a brand new global Spearfishing Education Organization; it is the first ever of its kind, specialized, strictly Spearfishing Education Organization, aiming to provide high quality training and education services to spearos around the world.

SAI grew out of the passion of a few avid Spearfishing Champions and Freediving Instructors, who are intent on making it possible for anyone to learn how to spearfish. SAI addresses to all levels of spearos, from beginner to advanced. Special stages for VIPs, electronic device applications, competitive spearfishing, deep spearfishing, variable weight use etc, are targeting to cover every need of the modern spearfisher who wants to rapidly develop in the sport.

In addition to all existing freediving education programms, most of the teaching and training in SAI system Alpha-Omega is open water oriented, emphasizing in real action conditions, on boats and in solid safety due to our recently developed "4-diver" and "total safety" safety protocols.

SAI Education Manual is in English, aiming to spearos all around the world. It is a collection of knowledge, training, teaching and spearfishing experience in all three Oceans the last 30 years!

For more details and the dates of the next IC that will be held in Athens and Miami, USA, contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SAI is clearly the new name to trust in the Spearfishing World. Max up your skills with us!

What We Do

Who we are

  • Manolis Giankos

    Manolis Giankos

    Greek Freediving Champion in all disciplines, Euro-African Spearfishing Champion for 2013, Greek National Spearfishing Champion (Individual 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014), (Team 2013). CMAS *** Instructor of Freediving Instructors of Hellenic Federation of Underwater Activities & Sportfishing, Freediving Instructor of APNEA ACADEMY, AIDA International και Free Diving Institute. Instructor of CPR, AED & Basic Life Support Instructors / Greek Company of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

  • Vassilis Garoutsos

    Vassilis Garoutsos

    Mechanical Engineer, Master of Arts In Education Sciences, (University of Roehampton, London - United Kingdom). Freediving Instructor & CMAS * Instructor of Hellenic Federation of Underwater Activities & Sportfishing, AIDA International Master Freediving Instructor, SSI Level IIΙ Freediving Instructor, Moving Limits “Moniteur”. Spearfishing Champion (1((sup))st((/sup)) place in the 43((sup))rd((/sup)) Greek National Team Championship 2013), Certified BLACKROLL Trainer (Functional Training & Fascial Therapy), CPR, AED & Basic Life Support Instructor / REACT RIGHT - SSI's Emergency Training Program.

  • Dimitris Kollias

    Dimitris Kollias

    Dimitris Kollias started spearfishing in Greece at the age of 12 having so far dived all Oceans, gaining valuable experience in almost every fish species hunting. At 2001 he founded Spearfishing Academy for Greece. He has been teaching, coaching and training over 500 spearfishermen including a lot of current champions and record holders. He was the 2010 US National Spearfishing team trainer and he is the official 2016 US National Spearfishing team coach. Dimitris Kollias is a CMAS and AIDA International Freediving instructor and Judge and a CMAS Spearfishing Instructor. He also is the organizer of Deepex Expo, and the Publisher of Deep Worldwide magazine. His favorite preys are, the dogtooth tuna and the Mediterranean Dentex!

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