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  1. 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 ...

  2. Scuba diving

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAU KIT-WAI Scuba diving offers a respite from the relentless pressures of city life, especially its noise, dirt and air pollution. It also offers the chance to see the enchanting sea creatures that share more than two-thirds of our planet's space with us. Contrary to conventional wisdom, scuba diving is not dangerous if you are well-trained, have the appropriate equipment ...

  3. He used website to outline his mission, hopes and fears

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... months ago, Shaw wrote: 'When I saw him, I swam to him. He was lying on his back with his dive equipment on. He was in a wetsuit and he still had his fins and mask on. His face was bone. His ... the body of Deon Dreyer back from the depths. 'The dive will be unique and huge. I plan on spending up to five minutes at 270 metres recovering the body,' he wrote on www.deepcave.com. ...

  4. Exploration ambitions reach new Depths

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com A manned deep-sea submersible will soon attempt to set a Chinese record for the deepest dive, in a sign of the country's growing prowess in deep-sea ... city of Jiangyin in Jiangsu province, heading to the West Pacific's Mariana Trench- the deepest area in the world's oceans. Xinhua reported that a three-man dive team was expected ...

  5. 'Man of steel' aims for quick return

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Brett Prebble is hoping to be back riding by early March, despite the fractured left collarbone he suffered falling in the opening race last Saturday at Sha Tin. To many observers, the top Australian jockey looked to have ...

  6. Treasures in the deep

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their way through a series of advanced training courses in deep diving, they found it requires very specific skills and equipment. Mr Wu says being aware of time is crucial, and divers should have ... co-founded the Hong Kong Underwater Archaeological Association with Johny Lee in 2006. After doing numerous diving courses, the Hong Kong duo realised that rather than frolicking with fish and sea ...

  7. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Malaysia to send more equipment for flight MH370 search in Indian Ocean

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to send more equipment for plane search Malaysia will send more equipment to the southern Indian Ocean to join the search for flight MH370 which went missing four months ago. Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said yesterday that a Malaysian navy ship equipped with a multi-beam echo sounder- a device to map the ocean floor- ...

  8. Ya-Man brings professional beauty equipment to more homes throughout Asia

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:15pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... with its expert knowledge of cosmetics, bringing advanced electronic beauty equipment and professional health care products to Asian homes. Starting as a professional device manufacturer ...

  9. Two divers from city drown in Philippines

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Chi-lung, 44, and Joanne Cheung Wai, 28, were both licensed. They arrived, with diving equipment, in the Philippines on Friday as part of a group of six people from Hong Kong. They left the Paradive H.K. Scuba Diving Resort in Punta Engano, Lapu-Lapu city, where they were staying with other divers in a group, at around 10am on Sunday, said Julius Bolado, of the homicide section of the city ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington White House asks US Congress to approve US$500 million to train and arm fighters Obama seeks funds for Syria rebels The White House has asked lawmakers for US$500 million to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels, in what would be a significant escalation of US involvement in a conflict that has spilled into Iraq. Following several signals in recent ...




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