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  1. 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, ...

  2. The tame sharks of Paradise

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... courses from basic to advanced in a safe and monitored environment. Then you can head over to the beach and immerse yourself in a spectacular underwater world just a few minutes from shore. Surely the chance of diving to the wreck of a freighter that sank in 1981 off North Male Atoll is inviting enough. Meanwhile, at the Banana Reef in the same atoll, a wealth of geographic structures awaits: ...

  3. Tommy Remengesau Jnr

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... still have to tell people what they can do when they come here. Palau is the best diving spot in the world. It's been ranked by oceanographers as the No.1 underwater wonder, too. You can ... at the most, but when you scuba-dive you go down 24 to 27 metres- it really is a different world down there. You have more time to observe the lifestyle of the underwater inhabitants. That's ...

  4. Explore hidden gems

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... it is less than two hours from Miami, Florida and Houston, it remains virtually undiscovered by Americans, never mind the rest of the world. It boasts some of the world's best diving ... the resort's chefs create a new menu each day based on guest preferences. Make sure to visit the nearby Great Blue Hole, an underwater sinkhole more than 300 metres across and 124 metres deep. ...

  5. Oman on map for tourism

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the desert, scuba diving, rock climbing, cave exploration, trekking, surfing, sailing and birdwatching. The Oman Dive Centre in Muscat offers diving courses popular with expatriates and travellers. ...

  6. Island hopping

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Royston Ellis

    ... island every day so passengers can snorkel, swim and dive. The other itinerary, the one we've chosen, includes visits to resorts as well as to Rasdhoo, a village island. At 8am on Tuesday, the ship weighs anchor and, while we eat breakfast, lazily cruises to the small resort island of Giravaru. Here, beginners have their first scuba-diving lesson in shallow waters while others ...

  7. Configuring land of the future

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a CEDD senior surveyor who has been working with UAS. For marine surveying efficiency, the division uses special tools for hydrographic surveys to determine the position of underwater objects ...

  8. Executive in running for dream job

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Yi Yao, 30, loves the sea and scuba diving. A management executive who works for a multinational company's Guangzhou office, Mr Yi visits different diving destinations in Southeast Asia whenever he is on holiday. But he has not tried the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 'I would love to scuba-dive on the Great Barrier Reef- it's heaven ...

  9. PRIVATE paradise

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson There are not many last frontiers in luxury property markets these days- the Maldives is one. An archipelago comprised of 1,190 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, the country has long attracted tourists and diving enthusiasts from around the world with its marine life and spectacular beaches. Foreigners are free to visit this slice of paradise but, until fairly ...

  10. Luxury with a conscience

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... coast holds this vast, eight-hectare tropical eco-resort. A 1km beach facing the Caribbean allows diving aficionados and snorkellers to explore the unspoiled, undiscovered waters. Other ...




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