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  1. In the swim with a very large fin

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... freestyle is 20.91 seconds. You may not have heard about finswimming. It is a sport that combines swimming with swimfins and skills used in scuba diving. That is why the sport in Hong Kong is managed by the Hong Kong Underwater Association (HKUA). There are two types of finswimming in general, bifin and monofin. Bifin swimmers use freestyle kicks and two separate fins. Monofin swimmers ...

  2. Underwater world will enchant guests

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Restaurant, the park's gastronomic showpiece. It provides diners with a mesmerising panoramic view of the underwater world. Tom Mehrmann, CEO of Ocean Park Corporation, says the redevelopment ...

  3. More beach sports

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ninepin, Tung Ping Chau, Hoi Ha, Crescent Island and Pak Lap Tsai are some of the best diving sites, according to the Hong Kong government website. Find out more: Hong Kong Underwater Association, ... of southwesterly wind in summer. Find out more: details of training courses and equipment hire on the Leisure and Cultural Services Department website, www.lcsd.gov.hk/watersport Diving Prerequisites: aged ...

  4. Underwater tunnel urged over bypass

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... with the rules laid down by the Court of Final Appeal. [But our plan] defines the extent of a minimum reclamation solution for the bypass using an underwater tunnel.' Mr Bowden said his group's plan could save $1 billion. The group found no evidence that an underwater tunnel had been fully explored by the government. The High Court handed down a judgment on March 9, rejecting ...

  5. Tsang keeps mum on Thailand evacuations

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan said Mr Tsang's 'diving underwater' to distance himself from the incident would damage his popularity. Democrat Cheung Man-kwong said: 'His ...

  6. Depths of destruction

    Posted Jan 30th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... the Padi course director of Prodive in Wan Chai, has been exploring the underwater regions of Hong Kong for more than 14 years. Mr To said the conditions for diving had gone from bad to worse ... with visibility of up to 30 metres underwater. Now, on a good day, there might be 10 metres of visibility and a pretty barren diving experience at Pedro Blanco, he said. 'There [are] so many more ...

  7. Keepers of the reef

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Hong Kong divers are rallying round a campaign to conserve local marine life, writes Liz Gooch WHEN SCUBA INSTRUCTOR Rommy Cheung Wai first started diving local waters more than 30 years ... wetsuit and jumps into the sea off Sai Kung today, such sights are rare. '[In the past] everywhere I dived, I could see groupers, some weighing about two kilograms, playing around ...

  8. Kenneth Fok's mum confirms wedding bells for her son and Olympic diving champion Guo Jingjing

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Another eligible bachelor is about to be struck off the list, and this time we saw it coming. Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, son of Hong Kong Olympic chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, will marry Olympic diving champion Guo Jingjing before year's end. The younger Fok's mother, Loletta Chu Ling-ling, confirmed the marriage on Saturday at the Wai Yin Association's 30th ...

  9. Eco-tourism warrior

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... as a part-time tour guide. In 1995, I went diving in Bali and remember marvelling at the beautiful sights underwater, with so many pretty fish swimming around. I started to realise I wasn't very ...

  10. Nada... Nada

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Spanish troupe Aracaladanza (above) create an underwater world through modern dance, music and puppetry. Part of the International Arts Carnival. Fri-Sat, 7.30pm, Sat-Jul 20, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044 ...




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