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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.

  • Saturation diving

    Responding to the challenges posed by the offshore petroleum industry’s move into ever-deeper waters, commercial diving contractors have kept pace with the demands placed on them by introducing technologies more appropriate to working at such depths. While traditional surface-based diving… Read More ›

  • Colour me blue

    Suffering for one’s art is a cross that all of us underwater photographers learn to bear. I say “us”, because while my talents in this field have never been properly recognised, I’ve more than paid my dues in terms of… Read More ›

  • One hundred fathoms down

    (An interview with George Wookey,) The histories of deep, mixed gas diving consistently overlook the achievement of Royal Navy Diver, George Wookey. In 1956 he descended to 600 feet [183msw] wearing standard flexible dress. A record depth for a ‘hard-hat… Read More ›

  • Because it’s there!

    An activity previously considered to be beyond the scope and purpose of recreational diving, technical diving has now come in from the cold to play a leading role in the development of programmes and practices that have opened up a… Read More ›