Nereids was established with the insists of the diving friends who were always by Gaye Hoca’s side
Gaye Hoca has founded Nereids by making her hobby into her job at the end of 10 years of hers dedicated to the underwater. Today, Nereids is 10 years old while celebrating its 20th year on the sector.
The 50 Nereids, who are the daughters of the old sailor Nereus and Oceanid Doris live in their silver caves under the sea. They usually have fun with Triton and are accompany Poseidon. They always help everyone both under the sea and on the shore. They help Europa escape from Zeus till they reach Crete and the sailors who are in the most dangerous gateways. They relax on the shore and get back into the sea. They dry their hair in the moonlight and go around in pairs. The most known are Thetis and Amphitrite. It is said that in The Illiad before the death of Patroclus, all of the Nereids came when Thetis was begging for forgiveness from Achilles.
In classical art they are portrayed as riding different animals (dolphin, sea monsters, hippo). In antique art usually they can be seen on black figured Greek vases in Achilles’ death bed whilst wearing black dresses.
A search for a name has started with our love towards sea archeology and mythology. I would not be ordinary, while reflecting exactly what we were trying to do.
Our archeologist friend had an idea: Nereids. It meant underwater fairy. Nereids lived underwater in pairs, just as in our buddy system. Also travel to Poseidon to help the sailors in need. The name would be very fitting to our team who do everything for the sea life, therefore we got our name and registered it officially.
Till 2007, we aimed at the most crowded, biggest and the best. This time we decided on the opposite, which is smaller and calmer groups with special courses.
We left crowded busses, long drives and big boats behind and turned towards VIP vehicles, plane rides and dives with maximum 10 people.
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