General

The Wonders of Salvage

Periodically, I make the decision to sell off all of the diving-related books, manuals and documents that I’ve acquired over many years.  It’s a ritual that involves taking them down from the book-shelf, blowing off the dust and then  taking… Read More ›

Legislating For Safety

The basis of the new professionalism that crept into the occupational diving industry belonged to the discovery, during the late sixties, of huge oil and natural gas reserves in the North Sea. With demand for qualified divers to work on… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›