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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.

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›