Books: Counterstrike and Other Musings

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Drawing on six decades spent in a variety of diving roles, David Strike’s personal misadventures and occasional lapses in good judgement provided him with more than enough material for a regular magazine column; one that ran for many years in Asian Diver as well as other regional diving publications.


This is a complete collection of the tales that featured in that column, along with some other whimsical scuba-diving-related notions that have crossed David’s fevered brow from time to time.

With an irreverent take on sometimes-serious diving issues – ranging from training and practical diving techniques, through to marine conservation, equipment and safety – it is easier to introduce this book by telling you what it is NOT about.

Although containing references to diving’s past, this is not a history book. Nor is it about: underwater photography, technical diving, health & fitness, physics, philosophy, equipment, training programmes, dive travel, marine life, the environment, political correctness, or any of the other topics covered in its pages.

It is, in fact, nothing more than a collection of light-hearted commentaries peopled with largely fictitious characters. However, should you discover a little of yourself in its pages then it may well be time to give serious thought to returning to those old diving manuals gathering dust on your bookshelf.

About The Author, David Strike

With a background in military, commercial, recreational and technical diving, David Strike is a regular speaker and presenter at regional and international diving events. A former Field editor for Asian Diver Magazine and author of several hundred articles about diving, he has been the organiser of several world class technical diving events and is a Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York.

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