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  1. Bliss of the big blue takes free-diver to limit

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... passion during two decades of diving, is more than three times that. But it is the sensation of being deep under water with no special equipment and getting close to nature that motivates him, ... with them,' the 36-year-old diving coach said. This does not happen in conventional diving because the breathing equipment and buoyancy control devices produce clouds of bubbles that frighten the fish ...

  2. Family seeks damages of HK$1.6m for diver's death

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... in compensation is to be paid should the firm be found liable. Divemaster Matthew Mak Man-tat, an expert witness at yesterday's hearing, provided detailed testimony about scuba-diving equipment ... Nick Gentle The family of a woman who drowned during a scuba-diving lesson off Sai Kung is suing the company that ran the trip for HK$1.6 million. The Court of First Instance is deciding ...

  3. Speedboat not cause of injuries, inquest told

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... statement given by diving expert Cheung Wai-keung, who examined Lohse's equipment, revealed the diver's oxygen tank was almost full. The court heard from another diving expert, Paul ... pathologist told an inquest yesterday. Bjorn Lohse, 51, died in April last year in Lobster Bay at Sheung Sze Wan while diving from his boat Solitaire as a Zapcat- a small, high-powered inflatable ...

  4. Second death on firm's Egypt tours

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A Hong Kong travel firm has insisted it takes all measures necessary to ensure the safety of holidaymakers joining its tours to Egypt, after the second death in less than a month of a tour party member while snorkelling in the Red Sea. A 38-yea ...

  5. Royal touch

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louise Campbell's chair is fit for a prince- literally. Designed for a contest to create seating for Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, the award-winning chair features a laser-cut surface made of neoprene rubber (the material used for wetsuits) and c ...

  6. All In A Day's Work: Underwater instruction

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In between, customers come in and out of the shop, wanting to purchase equipment or make inquiries. As we also specialise in technical dive training, we have a lot of additional services such as equipment repair, sales of speciality items and helping divers configure their speciality equipment. In between talking to customers and regular dive students, I help co-ordinate overseas trips ...

  7. Cleaner waters see sport going swimmingly

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the supporting parts of the industry such as equipment, insurance and travel,' said Nick Swain, chairman of Hong Kong Underwater Club, Asia's oldest diving club. 'It is a sport that allows ... to customers seeking equipment and help,' he said. Locally, people who aspire to become qualified instructors in scuba diving can undertake courses at most of the larger dive operations, under ...

  8. Surviving extreme conditions adds value

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... and is expected to result in exciting new developments for consumers as we count down to the Beijing Olympics. Watches that call themselves diving watches are tested to be water resistant at 100 metres, ... corrosion or condensation was revealed in the subsequent examination of the timepiece. In the 1930s, Himalayan expeditions were equipped with Oyster Perpetual watches, which further proved able ...

  9. Sinotruk dives on debut as new listings lose allure

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Jonathan Yang Global slowdown and rising mainland rates hurt sentiment Sinotruk (Hong Kong) dived 15.68 per cent on its trading debut yesterday, the second mainland ... Mainland e-commerce portal Alibaba.com surged 192.59 per cent in its trading debut while Xinjiang Xinxin Mining and China High Speed Transmission Equipment climbed 119.08 per cent and 97.74 per ...

  10. Dive in before small firms make big leap

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... the cases of Tom Group and Vital BioTech Holdings. Another concern is the switching costs. For example, Enric Energy Equipment shelled out about HK$5 million on fees, including to the exchange, ...




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