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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 men from Snowy River

    Australia’s most ambitious civil engineering project teetered on the brink of disaster when, in 1961, sluice gates governing the flow of water from Lake Eucumbene – a key element in the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme to divert the course of… Read More ›

  • “The wongs of a dive …”

    Everyone who’s been privileged to hear me sing – usually after I’ve had several pints of Old Cobblers in the front bar of The Sozzled Cod – claims disbelief when I tell them that, as a young sprog, I was… Read More ›

  • The things we do for love

    According to a recent statistical survey, forty percent of the world’s adult population are, at any one time, actively engaged in the search for a suitable partner while another forty percent are anxiously trying to remove themselves from a relationship… Read More ›

  • Bill Fitzgerald – Navy diver

    The following interview was first published in Scuba Diver Magazine in December 1998. —————– A member of the original group selected, in 1955, for the Royal Australian Navy’s first Clearance Diver Course, Bill Fitzgerald’s life has encompassed all aspects of… Read More ›

  • Wings Stocks – wreck hunter

    The following interview – one of a series profiling influential and often little known diving personalities – first appeared in the December/January 2002 of Asian Diver Magazine. —————— A veteran of diving’s ‘technical revolution’, Wings Stocks is an accomplished exploration… Read More ›

  • A lesson in lunacy

    I’ve always enjoyed reading the, ‘I-Learned-About-Diving-From-That’ articles that appear every now and then in the pages of diving magazines: dramatic tales of being caught in the “invisible death grip” of a down current; becoming trapped inside the compartment of a… Read More ›