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  • The ‘K-Force’

      A comparative latecomer to the idea of using combat divers and swimmers in an offensive role, the nucleus of what was to become Germany’s KampfSchwimmerKompanie, (the ‘K-force’) were sent to Italy in 1943 to learn from, and train in,… Read More ›

  • “The Silent Enemy”

    Lionel “Buster” Crabb achieved fame for his wartime exploits in Gibraltar as a member of the Royal Navy’s, ‘Underwater Working Party’ – a team of volunteer divers that could be speedily deployed to search ships hulls for explosive devices. (Named… Read More ›

  • A Breath-Taking Experience

    The 1996 Tek.Asia Conference – supported by its own magazine, ‘tec asia’, distributed to subscribers of Asian Diver Magazine – re-introduced rebreathers to the Asian market. While interest in rebreathers and their capabilities was high, only three machines were realistically… Read More ›

  • The Fundamentals Of Better Diving

    Hopefully everybody who dives has—at some point in their training—pored over the pages of a “How To” manual in an attempt to better understand the underlying physics and physiology governing their safe enjoyment of diving, and the techniques that, when… Read More ›

  • Stuff and Nonsense

    Not many people realise that the idea of stuffing olives was hit upon by an obscure sect of Spanish nuns who, when there was a seasonal glut of the things, came up with the idea of removing the pit and… Read More ›

  • Where There’s Smoke there’s ‘Salvus’.

    An early self-contained oxygen rebreather that, in the early part of the 20th century, was originally intended for land-based use in underground mines and other confined spaces containing poisonous atmospheres (including being used during WWI to protect machine gunners serving… Read More ›