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.
Every working diver worth their salt should have a sound knowledge of rigging procedures and elementary knots and splices. While the ability to tie the appropriate knot in zero visibility; quickly splice a line to a shackle; or join together… Read More ›
In which, I meet up with old friends, lose a ‘new’ one, and learn some valuable lessons about diving, dive planning, dive equipment – and the meaning of life. Some months after the events described in Part One of this… Read More ›
Divers who insist on learning lessons the hard way often pay the ultimate price. I was fortunate. My mistakes and ‘gung-ho’ attitude only cost me the price of a weight-belt. The Tale (Part One) (In which I meet new friends… Read More ›