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  1. Facing the dark side of underwater delights

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... panic. This is it, I thought. This is how people die when scuba diving. My mission had been a simple one: experience what it is like to go underwater in Hong Kong. And so on Saturday I joined ... the spotlight since tragedy struck nine days ago. Chan Young Wai-man, 33, became the latest victim of a scuba-diving-related accident when she drowned during an underwater expedition with friends off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453613/facing-dark-side-underwater-delights
  2. Divers warned of maverick instructors

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Association of Underwater Instructors, and Padi, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, are two of the largest diving organisations in the world. Mr Yu said his association would send ... of 40,000 scuba-divers in Hong Kong, senior industry figures are warning of the perils of maverick operators who offer 'short-course, cut-price' training. Fly-by-night dive operations have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453614/divers-warned-maverick-instructors
  3. Sai Kung scuba diver found dead

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A 33-year-old woman died after she went missing from her scuba diving group off Sai Kung yesterday. Police said an initial investigation showed nothing suspicious. However, the victim's husband demanded to know how her instructor could have lost track of her. Chan Young Wai-man was on a scuba diving and barbeque trip with about 20 members of the Luk Chau Diving Club. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452640/sai-kung-scuba-diver-found-dead
  4. A dream come true

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Teaching people how to do a new sport is very satisfying, writes Lee Wing-sze Young Post: How did you become a diving instructor? Fung: I watched the movie The Deep when I was a teenager. It is a thriller about deep sea adventurers. I was fascinated by the underwater scenes in the movie and dreamed about having such an experience in the deep ocean. Although I would sometimes go snorkelling, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459984/dream-come-true
  5. Diving Tonight

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Diving Tonight Visual art pieces inspired by the theme of diving in an underwater world, made from tape and other everyday objects. Wed-Sun, 5pm-1am, a'ha, 10 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 9482 0472 or 2535 9111. Ends Aug 23 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462298/diving-tonight
  6. Murky methods unleash underwater carnage

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... their time diving overseas. Here is a fantastic place on their doorstep and it is being trashed.' He described the activities of spear fishermen as 'underwater carnage' and said he had ... diving site in the South China Sea is being wiped out by a lethal combination of mainland blast fishing and recreational fishing. Pedro Blanco- an isolated rock pinnacle 85km east of Hong Kong- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458390/murky-methods-unleash-underwater-carnage
  7. Most wanted

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung It seems every gadget has an underwater version these days. When you dive into the water you can wear your watch and take a torch and even a digital camera. If only we could ... that sells diving products, has released the H2O Audio Underwater MP3 player for music-loving swimmers, divers and surfers. The player is actually the popular iFP series iRiver MP3 from Korea, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462770/most-wanted
  8. Around the bends

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scuba-diving regulator in 1943, scientists were trying to find out more about the physiological processes of the bends. When a diver breathes air underwater, there's an increase ... Laura Chaudhry Scuba diving is, like golf, one of those wonderful activities you can enjoy in your teenage years as well as your grandparenting days. Part of the appeal lies in the feeling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455078/around-bends
  9. first person

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... scuba-diving, they find it totally different- it's not just a passing fad. People find it so relaxing underwater and they want to carry on scuba-diving once they've done it. After seeing what diving can be like overseas, I think there needs to be an improvement in Hong Kong's underwater environment. People need to be educated about it more. We have to raise awareness in schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458038/first-person
  10. Woman fights for life after diving mishap

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael and Robin Kwong A Hong Kong scuba diver was fighting for her life in hospital last night after being pulled unconscious from the sea during an underwater expedition off Sai Kung. The 31-year-old woman, surname Tong, became separated from her friends during a shallow dive in murky conditions in Pak Lap Bay at 1pm yesterday. A fellow diver realised she was missing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472605/woman-fights-life-after-diving-mishap

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