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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 ...

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    Toybox: Underwater MP3 players for swimming

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by Jamie Carter

    ... SCMP- Toybox Underwater MP3 players for swimming Sony Walkman NWZ-W273S The brand may be familiar, but controlling this Walkman while swimming requires a learning curve. Buttons on the 4GB ... the wet stuff. It charges using a USB cradle for eight hours of music playback, but the lightweight 29-gram design means the NWZ-W273S can fall off if you dive or turn quickly.   Speedo Aquabeat ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

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    Cuvier’s beaked whale tracked spending over two hours underwater

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:00pm by Reuters

    ... minutes underwater before resurfacing. Those are breath-taking accomplishments for an air-breathing creature. In fact, those figures represent both the deepest and the longest dives ever ... Reuters in Washington Whales prove they are champions of deep diving If there were a gold medal for cetacean diving, it undoubtedly would go to the Cuvier's beaked whale. Scientists ...




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