Author Archives

Diving since 1961 – with a background in military, commercial, recreational and technical diving – David Strike has dived extensively throughout the Asia Pacific region, has authored several hundred articles about diving, is the recipient of the ADEX ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for contributions to Technical Diving, a Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York, and the former owner and organiser of the biennial OZTeK Technical Diving Conference and a regular speaker and presenter at regional and international diving events. He is presently engaged in producing a series of diving-related books.

  • An Early Interview with Terry Cummins – Dive Educator

    A graduate of the University of New South Wales with an Honours Degree in Economic Geography and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Terry Cummins exchanged a promising teaching career for the challenges and uncertainties of the diving industry.  Appointed,… Read More ›

  • A Chat with Barry Andrewartha

    A person who, for more than four decades, has chronicled the changing face of diving and, in the process, given the Asia Pacific diving community an established and respected ‘voice’ in which to share adventures, discoveries and concerns, Barry Andrewartha’s… Read More ›

  • A Flawless Discussion

    Back in the days when I gave a lot of thought to virginity, I always regarded it as a – hopefully – temporary condition somewhat similar to having the chicken pox or measles, an ailment that, if I was lucky,… Read More ›

  • Mystery of the Last Olympian

    Mystery of the Last Olympian – By Richie Kohler with Charlie Hudson Bringing history to life, Richie Kohler’s book, ‘Mystery Of The Last Olympian’ is an all-encompassing saga of iron and steel and flesh and blood that’s as much about… Read More ›

  • Dress For Success

    It’s become apparent that in some diving circles technology is breathing new life into the old adage that ‘clothes maketh the man’ – an olde worlde way of saying that ‘first impressions count’. Beguiled by brand names, developments in life-support… Read More ›

  • “I’m for never blowing bubbles.”

    A story of doubtful authenticity concerns the then Head of the U.S. Patent Office who, in 1899, is reputed to have sent his resignation to President McKinley and urged the closing of the Office on the grounds that, “everything that… Read More ›