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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.

  • 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 ›

  • Peter Fields – Diving Explorer

    The following profile by Strike was first published in August 2005 in his on-line ‘Nekton’ Magazine. ______________________ Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Peter Fields’ early ambitions to be a military aircraft pilot were thwarted when, after taking flying… Read More ›

  • A Swan Song

    The 14th December marks the 19th anniversary of the first scuttling of a former RN Warship as an artificial reef: —————- Final preparations for the sinking of the former Royal Australian Navy Destroyer Escort, HMAS Swan, were completed a few… Read More ›

  • A Chat with Neil Vincent – Image Maker

    The interview that follows was first published in the on-line ‘Nekton Magazine’ in March 2004. ———————— A true diving adventurer and accomplished underwater photographer whose work is admired and respected around the world, Neil Vincent grew up in the tough,… Read More ›

  • Diving & The Media 10 – Managing Post-Incident Stress

    The following is an additional extract – an appendix – taken from the manual, ‘Diving & The Media: A Survival Guide’, that I completed in 1999 and whose purpose was to help dive industry professionals deal more effectively with negative… Read More ›