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  1. Cash- and questions- pile up after sea rescue

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... their underwater experience is vast. But last weekend, on the final one-hour dive of a three-day cruise, four less experienced divers were able to make it back to their chartered boat, while Mr Neely ... such a routine diving trip could have gone so badly wrong. What began last weekend as a heroic tale of survival against the odds has quickly deteriorated into a bitter war of words between those closest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639805/cash-and-questions-pile-after-sea-rescue
  2. Breakthrough in diving

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... in a capsule and exploring the underwater world is ancient. Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote descriptions of diving bells about 2,400 years ago. In 1600, engineers started making wooden diving bells ... Want to explore the underwater world? Strap on some scuba gear! By Ellen Whyte Aqua-lung inventors Find words that mean: educated (skilled), secret agent, enthusiastic The aqua-lung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630418/breakthrough-diving
  3. Divers working against odds to reach trapped seamen

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... of water off Tuen Mun, but had heard no response, a Fire Services official said. Fire Services commanders said any underwater rescue attempt was difficult and dangerous. Chow Wing-tak, chief fire officer (Hong Kong Island, Islands and Marine Command), said his divers could stay underwater for only 20 minutes because they faced decompression problems. 'The rescue mission is difficult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631045/divers-working-against-odds-reach-trapped-seamen
  4. Divers encounter dangers in trying to recover tugboat bodies

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Joyce Man

    ... Colleen Lee, Joshua But and Joyce Man Decompression sickness becomes a factor in underwater search The perils of the rescue and salvage mission on a sunken tugboat off Tuen Mun were ... hours when the tides turn and the powerful currents sweeping the seabed become weaker. Each 'window' can accommodate up to three diving operations. Diving coach Steve Chan said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631414/divers-encounter-dangers-trying-recover-tugboat-bodies
  5. Divers encounter dangers in trying to recover tugboat bodies

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee and Joshua But Decompression sickness becomes a factor in underwater search The perils of the rescue and salvage mission on a sunken tugboat off Tuen Mun were underscored ... hours when the tides turn and the powerful currents sweeping the seabed become weaker. Each 'window' can accommodate up to three diving operations. Diving coach Steve Chan said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631418/divers-encounter-dangers-trying-recover-tugboat-bodies
  6. Divers working against odds to reach trapped seamen

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... at that depth. 'It is so dark and murky underwater. Divers could easily be cut by the wreckage and something inside the ship might collapse any time,' he said. 'They cannot dive for too ... Association of Diving Instructors, said the water at the scene was murky and visibility low. 'It is difficult to search for survivors in such circumstances,' the diving coach said, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631054/divers-working-against-odds-reach-trapped-seamen
  7. The advantages of pressure

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pressure comes in many forms, but can it actually be good for us? As students, we have the pressure of exams and homework, of socialising and from our parents. It can be both positive and negative. Take a look at peer pressure, for example. If our classma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648719/advantages-pressure
  8. Tanked up

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... and not far from the airport, the island is one of Sydney's top five dive sites. Before exploring the depths, we're handed a form that asks, among other things, whether we're pregnant. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625596/tanked
  9. Treacherous currents force divers to reconsider tug recovery efforts

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decompression sickness. It was the third time divers had been in peril in two days. On Wednesday, a diver exceeded the safety limit for being underwater and had to remain in a decompression chamber ... reaching the surface. Director of Fire Services Lo Chun-hung said they would do everything they could to recover the bodies, but the dangers of working underwater could alter the approach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631574/treacherous-currents-force-divers-reconsider-tug-recovery-efforts
  10. Ship that raised Song dynasty vessel to help recover tugboat

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The floating derrick Hua Tian Long, which will on Friday join the salvage effort for a tugboat sunk off Tuen Mun, played a key role in one of the greatest underwater ... because of a lack of technology. Authorities guarding the vessel put out stories of underwater explosives to deter illegal salvagers. The merchant ship was finally raised last December in one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631113/ship-raised-song-dynasty-vessel-help-recover-tugboat

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