Ilias Lykopantis or Stadiatis (originated from Stadia in Asia Minor)
Ioannis Piliou or Roditis (originated from Rhodos)
Georgios Kritikos or Tourkokritikos (Cretan of Turkish descent, lost his life during the operations)
Kolaoutzeris (the rope-holder): Merkouris Karayanis or Karayanios
Fundraiser: Fotis Lindiakos
Captain: Dimitris Kontos
Tzortzos (Italian whose surname is not known)
Fotis Kontos (Captain’s brother)
This list was established by Eleni Kladaki-Vratsanou and first published in the shipping magazine “Efoplistis” (January 2007).
More details in the Greek version of this page.
Watch this video about the sponge divers of Kalymnos, an island close to Symi which share the same diving tradition: