Uli Kunz, Oceanographer and Zodiac Driver
marine biology in Kiel in the northern part of Germany and in Gothenburg in
Sweden. He has done more than 1,000 dives all over the world, mostly in cold
waters, and, after completing a special education to become a certified Scientific Diver, participated in a number of diverse underwater research
projects. In the Arctic Uli dove under thick pack ice, off the Canary Islands
he investigated Pilot whales and found the biggest (and most mysterious) mollusk
– the giant squid Architeuthis, off
the Orkney Islands he collected small jellyfish from drop-offs in strong
currents, and in Mexico Uli was a member of a cave-diving expedition exploring
“Xibalba” – the so-called underworld of the ancient Mayans – an expedition that
brought to light human remains and pottery.
As an avid sailor, Uli is frequently working on the research and sailing vessel
Aldebaran, a 50-foot aluminum yacht
specialising in documentaries about the oceans. In total, he spent more than
one year as a skipper on the ship, sailing in European waters as well as off
the coast and barrier reefs of Mexico and Belize.
Uli Kunz is also
a professional underwater photographer, published in national and international
magazines, with a special ability for photographing dark places where no
sunlight ever enters.
Uli Kunz is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):