Born in Bad Camberg, Germany in 1959 he started diving in 1982. After continued his open water training through the PADI system, in 1990 he got qualified as a PADI Instructor and began teaching
full time and working his way up to PADI Master Instructor.
After two years of traveling around the world he moved from Egypt to the Dominican Republic in 1992. Here quickly he became an early pioneer in cave diving and cave exploration
During this period he began developing his Technical Diving skills through training with Technical Diving International (TDI)
He was Member of the archeological team that discovered the
''Lost World of the Caribbean Monkeys''
hidden deep in a Dominican cave. Examples of his explorations published on magazines like Advanced Diver Magazine and others worldwide. Uwe Rath worked with various diving teams to legally recover artifacts that went on display in various universities.
Crew diver on the well-known American series ''Deep Sea Detectives'' with John Chatterton and Richie Kohler broadcast on the History Channel.
Team member / Treasure hunter along with John Chatterton, Tracy Bowden and John Mattera they was looking 3 years in the bay of Samana for the legendary 17th century pirate ship the ''Golden Fleece''. Featured in the bestseller ''Pirate hunters''
In 2006 he got involved in organizing one of the first Rebreather Events in the Dominican Republic. This event was the first one where you were able to test and dive Rebreather units from all companies on the market at this time.
In 2007 he had the opportunity to organize together with Wreck Diver Magazine and John Chatterton the first Wreck and Tech diving Event on the Island.
Very famous treasure hunters like Bob Marx and Tracy Bowden was part of this event.
Uwe is a PADI Tec Rec Instructor Trainer, TDI Instructor Trainer & Examiner,
Cave Instructor Trainer & Evaluator and Rebreather Instructor.
He holds more than 145 Instructor Certifications in total. This makes him to one of the highest certified Instructors in the Dominican Republic.