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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545114/scuba-diving
  2. Gypsy queen

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Karen Jackman

    ... are still working with her- and set about establishing the Sea Gypsy Village Resort and Dive Base. 'Actually, it wasn't so hard a decision to make, now that I look back,' she says. ... Leman- a journey that'll only begin when there are enough passengers. Our boat sputters around a short bluff into the resort at about 10pm. We are met by resident dive master, stand-in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541910/gypsy-queen
  3. Deep, dark and dangerous

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Scuba-diving equipment is not allowed for most professional underwater work. Unlike recreational diving, where divers rely on a portable air supply, commercial divers are fed air via a flexible pipe ... for damage to guiding pylons into place or inspecting a sewer pipe for cracks. 'The diving part is only a means of getting to work and staying there. The real work begins when you carry out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559114/deep-dark-and-dangerous
  4. Scuba diver dies after losing shoes

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A Hong Kong man died yesterday on a diving trip with friends off Wailingding Island in mainland waters. Chan Sik-poon, 48, set off with eight friends after they hired a boat ... for line and spear fishing. Chan was under the water and in full diving gear at the time of the incident, police said. 'The man's diving shoes came loose under water. He developed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547630/scuba-diver-dies-after-losing-shoes
  5. Treasure hunters face new threat

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Crawford Treasure hunting is the ultimate experience for those whose souls are possessed by scuba diving. So professional diver and Hong Kong resident Nik Day did not hesitate when shortly after ... of fearless divers plunging into the unknown in search of priceless riches from another time. For Mr Day, who divides his time between Hong Kong and running a dive shop in Subic Bay about two hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543070/treasure-hunters-face-new-threat
  6. Sun, sea and underwater delights await in Thai haven

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

    ... diversion for a stag weekend, but is best avoided both after or during a drinking session. Other ways of filling the hours before the nightlife begins again are taking a diving course, going ... the water. What shouldn't I miss? Phuket is one of the best places in the world to go diving or snorkelling. The best months for clear sea are December to May, and the best place for snorkelling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/571893
  7. Delpech to undergo special treatment

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken South African rider Anthony Delpech will undergo treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber in an effort to speed the healing of his broken left collarbone. Delpech fell when his mount Devon Flair clipped heels after the line at Sha Tin on Sunda ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540410/delpech-undergo-special-treatment
  8. Undersea adventure

    Posted Sep 26th 2006, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... underwater journey filled with threat and excitement. McAllister's creation of Cal's underwater world is enthralling and masterly. The Tide Turner is a fresh and vivid undersea adventure that is richly plotted and amazingly realistic. Put on your snorkel and dive down for a gripping and inventive read. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/565418
  9. The big chill

    Posted Nov 26th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Pilley

    ... Ice diving may be the ultimate winter thrill, threatening hypothermia but offering euphoria. Kevin Pilley takes the plunge into inner space. I have two oxygen tanks strapped to my back and I'm halfway up a mountain in Switzerland. My dive buddy and I waddle in our flippers to the lake's edge. The temperature is several degrees below freezing but the pistes are packed; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/573050
  10. Speed the essence when divers jump to aid of others

    Posted Oct 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For most people, diving is just for fun. But for fireman Chan Chi-ming, it's a matter of life and death. The 41-year-old veteran of the Fire Services Department's diving unit has ... those in need, and became a rescue diver five years later. 'Swimming is a basic requirement for a fireman, but I had no idea about diving at that time and it took me three months to reach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/568809

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