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.

  • Genetically Modified Behaviour

    “Barely fifty-years old yet recreational diving is  – in cultural terms – only slowly emerging from the Dark Ages of sexual inequality.” Says Professor Greta Wrassebender, author of the internationally acclaimed, “The Ultimate Aphrodisiac: A study of sexuality and cold,… Read More ›

  • Anatomy Of An Industry

    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important lesson that history has to teach.”  – Aldous Huxley As a concept, Australia’s former peak industry diving body had much to commend it: Particularly… Read More ›

  • A Run Ashore

    The following story – some parts of which are absolutely true; the language of the RM Sergeant being the exception – marks the love/hate relationship that then existed between the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. After several months spent… Read More ›

  • The Tek Challenge

    As an activity focussed on exploration and discovery, the nature of technical diving is to push back the boundaries of knowledge, not through reckless bravado, but rather through a true appreciation and understanding of the entailed risks. Carrying with it… Read More ›

  • “I’m A Diver”

    Dating back to an age when divers enjoyed celebrity status, “I’m A Diver” is an old music-hall song celebrating the independent life of a diver. A little less than a hundred years ago scratchy sound recordings were at the cutting… Read More ›

  • An Event Primer

    Putting an event together is never an easy task.  At some point, despite the most meticulous planning, the human element comes into play and often manages to turn something that should have run as smoothly as a well-oiled piece of… Read More ›