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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.

  • Time Travel

    In May 1993, Asian Diver magazine, with six issues to its credit, was barely a year old when Rainer Sigel – the magazine’s Founder and Publisher; Michael Loh – its Creative Director and I attended the annual PATA (Pacific Asia… Read More ›

  • ADEX2018 – Standing Tall On the World stage.

    Celebrating its 24th year as a dive extravaganza without equal, Singapore’s annual ADEX (Asian Dive Exhibition) Show has – like the literary character, Topsy – “just growed” to become a major player in the global promotion of diving. Attracting an… Read More ›

  • ADEX2018 TEKDive Conference – Singapore

    Putting diving – and diving exploration – into the driving seat, the ADEX2018 TeKDive Conference (Suntec City, Singapore from 6-8 April) travels beyond the mermaid zone to see how a small handful of dedicated pioneers are combining science and technology… Read More ›

  • Being Neighbourly

    As a former believer in the notion perpetrated by generations of Chief Petty Officers – who took exception to ship’s decks being littered with rubbish – that the ocean was the “world’s biggest ashtray”, I always assumed that the sea… Read More ›

  • Dining With Divers: Tales from the Kitchen Table

    ”From the first nail-biting story of up-close encounters with crocodiles to the last heart-warming description of how to make Pecan and Pear Bread by first growing a pear tree, Dining with Divers had me hooked from the first dip. Simon… Read More ›

  • 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 ›