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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.

  • ‘Don’t Forget The Diver’

    Veteran radio broadcaster, Alistair Cooke’s weekly, ‘Letter From America’, was listened to by audiences from around the world for more than fifty years, before his death on 30th March 2004, His last broadcast for 1996 focussed on the usual media… Read More ›

  • “To Hidden Depths”

    In 1945, Captain Philippe Tailliez (later becoming a leading pioneer in self-contained diving exploration in cave and open ocean) was appointed Commander of the French Navy’s newly-formed, Undersea Research Group, whose members included Jacques Cousteau and Frederic Dumas. Earlier, in… Read More ›

  • Tekkies or Terrorists?

    The following snippet, copied from an Australian newspaper, appeared in an online magazine – Nekton – that I produced and edited for several years in the early 2000’s. Today, given the widespread acceptance and use of CCR’s by recreational divers,… Read More ›

  • Counterstrike And Other Musings

    I’m rather pleased, proud and flattered to see that a collection of my “Counterstrike” columns that appeared in Asian Diver Magazine during its early years, are now available as a book in either a kindle or soft-cover print version via… Read More ›

  • Pot Luck

    Some fifty-years ago, we were out in the North Sea working on a production platform built alongside the drill platform, the two being connected by a narrow catwalk between the drill deck and production deck of the two platforms, at… Read More ›

  • Finding ‘AFFRAY’

    On 16th April, 1951 HMS/M AFFRAY, disappeared while on a training exercise in the English Channel. Failing to make her scheduled radio report, the search for the sunken submarine continued for over three months in an area rich in wrecks…. Read More ›