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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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, ...

  5. Diving club opts for down-to-earth work

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow The Hong Kong Underwater Club took to one of the most inaccessible beaches in the New Territories to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Dive in to Earth Day. Instead of doing it below sea level, as you would expect, divers grabbed big garbage bags, slipped on protective gloves and dived into their day's work- cleaning up Governor's Beach. ...

  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- ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  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 ...

  10. Dive in to help WWF in its Big Fish Count

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to spot the highest number of fish species. Each diver will only be allowed three dives at sites of their choice in Hong Kong's eastern waters. 'Most divers don't know much about ... will tick off species identified, while those not on the list will require more details such as colour and size recorded. Dr Cornish said each dive must not go deeper than 15 metres and last no more ...




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