The Wonders of Salvage

Periodically, I make the decision to sell off all of the diving-related books, manuals and documents that I’ve acquired over many years.  It’s a ritual that involves taking them down from the book-shelf, blowing off the dust and then  taking… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Bob Halstead – Adventurer

    Blessed with the pioneering spirit of a true adventurer, Bob Halstead’s many articles, books and underwater photographs have been instrumental in positioning Papua New Guinea as one of the world’s top diving destinations.  Raised and educated in England, he taught… Read More ›

  • Live-Aboards Of The Asia-Pacific

    Next year’s 25th Anniversary of Singapore’s annual ADEX Show – now a leading event on the diving industry calendar – also marks the anniversary of the launch of my first book : Live-Aboards  Of  The  Asia-Pacific “Believe me, my young… Read More ›

  • Legislating For Safety

    The basis of the new professionalism that crept into the occupational diving industry belonged to the discovery, during the late sixties, of huge oil and natural gas reserves in the North Sea. With demand for qualified divers to work on… Read More ›

  • Time Travel

    In May 1993, Asian Diver magazine, with six issues to its credit, was barely a year old when Rainer Sigel – the magazine’s Founder and Publisher; Michael Loh – its Creative Director and I attended the annual PATA (Pacific Asia… Read More ›

  • ADEX2018 – Standing Tall On the World stage.

    Celebrating its 24th year as a dive extravaganza without equal, Singapore’s annual ADEX (Asian Dive Exhibition) Show has – like the literary character, Topsy – “just growed” to become a major player in the global promotion of diving. Attracting an… Read More ›