Kerim Sabuncuoğlu

About me

Kerim Sabuncuoğlu

I was born in 1967 in, Istanbul – Turkey.

I studied business administration at Boğaziçi University – Istanbul and graduated with double majors in Economics and International Marketing degrees from Schiller International University – London. I currently own an event management company based in Istanbul.

I started skin diving at the age of five and scuba diving at the age of twenty. I have been an underwater photographer since 2002.

I took part in numerous domestic and international photography juries. I was honored to be chosen as the president of the jury at “Stay in the Blue” online underwater competition in 2020.

I am currently the director of CMAS (World Underwater Federation) Visual Commission since 2017 and a member of the Turkish Underwater Sports Federation’s, Visual Commission.

I became the Turkish Champion of Underwater Photography in two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012, and represented Turkey at different CMAS championships.

Some of my achievements were;

1.CMAS First European Underwater Photography Championship – Graciosa Island/Azores – Portugal: Macro Category – Gold Medal.

15.Golden Fin Underwater Photography Championship – Çeşme – Turkey: one gold medal, three silver medals, and a bronze medal.

14.Golden Fin Underwater Photography Championship – Kaş – Turkey: one gold medal, one silver medal, and a bronze medal.

13.CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography – Bodrum – Turkey: one silver medal,

11.Turkish Scuba Divers Sports Club Marmara Festival Macro and Macro with a Theme two gold medals.

My photos are sold at contemporary auctions and published in different magazines. I am invited to TV programs, universities to talk about my love – underwater.

Lately, I published my fifth joint underwater photography book (Sometimes in South Maldives, in Thailand, in Palau, in Cuba and in Galapagos).

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