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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.

  • Sum Teamwork

    Anyone who has ever struggled to descend – or fought to stay afloat – while diving will recall the story of Archimedes discovering some fundamental facts about flotation while splashing around in his bath-tub.  As with other Laws of Physics… Read More ›

  • An image worth framing

      When asked what underwater activity they would most like to learn a large number of divers nominate underwater photography.  It’s easy to understand why. An intense experience filled with colour, light and movement, diving is an adventure that’s best… Read More ›

  • 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 ›