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  1. Asia's underwater wonders

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters Few parts of the world are as conducive to learning scuba diving as Asia, with warm, translucent waters and incredible marine life off the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, ... on safety and related issues- overseen by a qualified member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the world's largest diving organisation. Online courses are also available ...

  2. Man dies on night dive off Tseung Kwan O

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and that an autopsy would be carried out. Hong Kong Underwater Association director Curly Wong Fan-tai said the area where Cheung lost his life was unsuitable for recreational diving. 'There are probably ... Clifford Lo A 44-year-old diver died during a night dive with friends to catch fish off Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate on Monday night. The man, surnamed Cheung, and his friends entered ...

  3. Veteran diver dies after surfacing with breathing difficulties

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... 27, a 44-year-old died during a night dive with friends to catch fish off Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate. The Hong Kong Underwater Association will introduce a voluntary register for diving ... Clifford Lo A 50-year-old man has died after going for a night dive with a friend off Ping Chau island in Mirs Bay. Cheng Cheuk-yin, who friends said was a veteran diver, went ...

  4. Two divers from city drown in Philippines

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

    ... who held technical diving qualifications, meaning they were able to dive deeper than 40 metres in complex underwater landscapes, such as wrecks and caves. He said the weather was good ... 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 ...

  5. Treasures in the deep

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

    ... 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 turtles, they wanted to scour the ocean depths and unveil its secrets. 'We started out diving just for fun in Hong Kong, then later we went overseas and we wanted to go deeper,' says Mr ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... death', February 14). The Hong Kong Underwater Association wishes to report that its diving safety and accident inquiry committee is holding discussions with the Leisure and Cultural Services ... the responsible government departments hide behind the limit of what they can do. Why don't they ask what more they can do and how to bring about this change? Mark A. Turner, Sai Kung How can diving ...

  7. Diving industry must put its house in order

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

    ... and the South China Sea are inextricably linked. Despite this, it is clear we are not as at one with our surroundings as we think. A high level of scuba-diving deaths has sparked calls for better education and regulation. The number of fatalities per 100,000 dives over the past 12 months was six, double the yearly average. This is cause for concern, but it takes on a more urgent, alarming, ...

  8. Club floats idea of 747 dive wreck

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Peter Brieger and Dan Kadison You may now swim about the cabin? A local diving club is floating the idea of buying a Boeing 747 abandoned at Chek Lap Kok airport and, with government permission, sinking it off eastern Hong Kong for use as a dive wreck. Ken Chan Chi-kin, founding member of the local Sandy Bottom Divers Club, said he came up with the plan after he read about ...

  9. Battle of underwater robots

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

    ... Lai Ying-kit An annual competition is calling on young people to come up with innovative ideas using their science and engineering knowledge. The Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge is scheduled to be held from April 10 to 12 at City University. The contest is in its fifth year. Participants are required to design remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and complete set tasks within ...

  10. letters

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teen drug use is a growing problem I think there are several reasons why teenagers take drugs. They face a lot of pressure from their studies, from relationships, and from their parents. They may try to use drugs to escape from these problems. They may al ...




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