Sabine Kerkau



Sabine Kerkau

Sabine Kerkau was born in Germany and lives since 2007 in Switzerland.Her diving career began in 1987 in the Maldives.Very early she realized that her heart belongs to the wrecks and the wreck photography. In order to be able to dive the really interesting objects, she began in 2001 with the training for the open Trimix diver. In 2006 she was trained as a rebreather diver.Over time, she also found more and more like the cave and mint diving. She also loves the cold water destinations of this earth. She has already explored the Arctic, Antarctic, Alaska, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and Lake Baikal.About 3 months a year she travels the world and participates in international expeditions. Meanwhile, she has dived several hundred wrecks at depths between 10 and 120m. Among them were numerous Erstbetauchungen and successful identifications.Among others she has been on expeditions to the HMHS Britannic, to the HMS Victoria in Lebanon, the San Marco and the Bengasi before Sardinia, the States of California in Alaska, as well as the incomparable wrecks in the Great Lakes, the wrecks in Narvik, Jutland and Scapa Flow and many more participated.In 2013, he completed his training as a CCR Full Cave Diver.In recent years, she has also discovered her love for mine diving. She was an expedition member of the MINEQUEST 2 project in Newfoundland. With her team, she is currently researching the flooded part of the visitor mine Gonzen in Switzerland to a depth of 180 meters.Since 2016, they have been leading their projects to Poland, Lithuania and elsewhere. Sweden and Greenland. She is part of the founding team of the Baltc Sea Heritage Rescue Project in Lithuania. This project is committed to wreck protection, wreck search, wreck identification and ghost reutilization.The team’s task is to document and identify the dive and the condition of the wrecks and mines with the help of photos and videos.She regularly reports on her projects in the magazines “WETNOTES”, “DIVEMASTER”, “UNDERWASERWELT.DE”, “UNDERWATER”, “XRAY MAG” and “DIVING” and at international conferences.

She is member of the Class of 2019 in the Women Divers Hall of Fame and she is a SSI Platinum 5000 Pro Diver.