Richie Kohler is an experienced technical wreck diver and shipwreck historian who has been diving and exploring shipwrecks since 1980. Together with John Chatterton, Kohler was one of the co-hosts of the television series Deep Sea Detectives on the History Channel and is also a consultant for the film and television industry on shipwreck and diving projects.
Kohler's lifelong passion has been exploring the famous shipwrecks around the world, including the SS Andrea Doria and most recently, the RMS Titanic. Diving from the Russian research vessel Keldysh, Kohler made multiple dives to 3,786 meters (12,421 ft) in the MIR submersibles to explore the wreck site.
Kohler's work identifying a World War II German Submarine, U-869 off the coast of New Jersey has been the subject of several television documentaries and a best selling book by Robert Kurson, Shadow Divers. The New York Times bestseller is being developed as a motion picture by 20th Century Fox, directed and produced by Peter Weir.
Richie Kohler is also currently one of the hosts of television series Dive Portal Magazine.