Dimitri Galon was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1958. He lived for many years in Athens, Greece, and has lived in Germany since 1984. He studied Historic and Comparative Musicology, Informatics, Philosophy, Byzantinology, and Ethnology at the Universities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg. He worked in the Ethnographic Museum and the City University of Hamburg and has been an editor of the international publishing house Sikorski since 1994.
He is also involved with various maritime history projects in the Eastern Mediterranean region. His articles have been published in numerous magazines. Dimitri is a Global Underwater Explorers educated diver (GUE Tec 2+ and CCR 2).