Perikles Liamis, is the son of one of the oldest divers families in Greece, he was born in 1947 in Piraeus. He began his career as a commercial diver with traditional helmet at the age of 14, under his father’s supervision, who was an offshore commercial diver and company owner of floating cranes and tug vessels.
As soon as he turned 18, Perikles served in the military for 2 years, as a Navy SEAL, where he was trained in rebreathers and closed circuit devices, additionally he became a 3*CMAS Instructor, later he became a Commercial Diver Instructor in the 2nd Public Commercial Diving School in Europe, located in Kalymnos.
In 1969 he founded the first Official Diving School in Greece, opened a diving equipment retail and repair store and became a diving operations contractor. He attended several diving equipment repair and maintenance seminars, under the instruction of Jacques Yves Cousteau at his company, “La Spirotechnique” and he was the authorized dealer of “Scubapro” for Greece.
In 1975, he attended a diving training in Italy with TRIMIX and HeOx and performed one of the year’s deepest dives in the Mediterranean Sea at 137 meters using an open circuit device.