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  1. Sai Kung scuba diver found dead

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A 33-year-old woman died after she went missing from her scuba diving group off Sai Kung yesterday. Police said an initial investigation showed nothing suspicious. However, the victim's husband demanded to know how her instructor could have lost track of her. Chan Young Wai-man was on a scuba diving and barbeque trip with about 20 members of the Luk Chau Diving Club. She ...


    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and power, a man and a bear engage in an eating contest and an elephant competes against a group of humans to see who can pull a jet further and faster. The World Of Exploration: X-Force - Diving ... technology to explore one of the world's deepest diveable wrecks. World champion freediver Tanya Streeter rejects scuba equipment to dive almost as deep on one breath. ...

  3. Gypsy queen

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Karen Jackman

    ... are still working with her- and set about establishing the Sea Gypsy Village Resort and Dive Base. 'Actually, it wasn't so hard a decision to make, now that I look back,' she says. ... Leman- a journey that'll only begin when there are enough passengers. Our boat sputters around a short bluff into the resort at about 10pm. We are met by resident dive master, stand-in ...

  4. He used website to outline his mission, hopes and fears

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the body of Deon Dreyer back from the depths. 'The dive will be unique and huge. I plan on spending up to five minutes at 270 metres recovering the body,' he wrote on www.deepcave.com. 'I have to cut Deon out of his dive harness, place him in a body bag (custom built), hook a strong wire line to the dive gear, get back to the drop line with the body bag and the other end ...

  5. Into the depths of the sea

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... places that are all home to a wide variety of wildlife. Alongside diving, Geoffrey has also developed a strong interest in underwater photography and marine life preservation. Unable to publish ... his fix of sea animals. Geoffrey, 14, goes diving once or twice every month with his parents and friends. He is armed with his diving gear, a camera and unflagging determination to explore ...

  6. Explore the deep blue yonder

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... club members who teach voluntarily. Two of the biggest local BSAC clubs are the South China Dive Club (www.scdc.org.hk) and the Hong Kong Underwater Club (www.hkuc.org.hk). Padi open water ... At first glance, Hong Kong's waters may not seem the best place in Asia to learn to scuba dive, but the sport is popular here. Those who learn to dive locally can gain internationally ...

  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. Cleaner waters see sport going swimmingly

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the supporting parts of the industry such as equipment, insurance and travel,' said Nick Swain, chairman of Hong Kong Underwater Club, Asia's oldest diving club. 'It is a sport that allows ... of Hainan Island, Hong Kong is considered to be better [for diving] than anywhere else in China. 'I also train the Chinese underwater archaeologists' team, as there are so many shipwrecks ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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