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  1. Coroner calls for safety rules after diving death

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Peter So

    ... Peter So and Celine Sun The Coroner's Court has urged the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to issue safety rules for scuba diving instructors, and to offer diving courses, ... in November was an accident. To avoid similar cases, the jury recommended that the department co-operate with diving instructors to map out safety rules and to raise public awareness on diving safety. ...

  2. first person

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... scuba-diving, they find it totally different- it's not just a passing fad. People find it so relaxing underwater and they want to carry on scuba-diving once they've done it. After seeing what diving can be like overseas, I think there needs to be an improvement in Hong Kong's underwater environment. People need to be educated about it more. We have to raise awareness in schools ...

  3. Dive in to help WWF in its Big Fish Count

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to spot the highest number of fish species. Each diver will only be allowed three dives at sites of their choice in Hong Kong's eastern waters. 'Most divers don't know much about ... will tick off species identified, while those not on the list will require more details such as colour and size recorded. Dr Cornish said each dive must not go deeper than 15 metres and last no more ...

  4. From nightlife to scuba diving

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier There is much more than just nightlife at The Warehouse. Members- aged 13 to 25- can sign up to a wide range of courses from dance to pottery and gardening. There is drama, fitness, photography, IT, day and overnight camping, and even classes in scuba diving. Younger children can also enrol in some of the courses. All this is overseen by a team of nine staff, ...

  5. Family seeks damages of HK$1.6m for diver's death

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The family of a woman who drowned during a scuba-diving lesson off Sai Kung is suing the company that ran the trip for HK$1.6 million. The Court of First Instance is deciding ... on July 15, 2001. She had been noticed missing when the other members of the trip surfaced. The group was on the second day of a four-day scuba-diving course offered by the company. Cheng ...

  6. Scuba diver dies after losing shoes

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A Hong Kong man died yesterday on a diving trip with friends off Wailingding Island in mainland waters. Chan Sik-poon, 48, set off with eight friends after they hired a boat ... for line and spear fishing. Chan was under the water and in full diving gear at the time of the incident, police said. 'The man's diving shoes came loose under water. He developed ...

  7. Treacherous currents force divers to reconsider tug recovery efforts

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decompression sickness. It was the third time divers had been in peril in two days. On Wednesday, a diver exceeded the safety limit for being underwater and had to remain in a decompression chamber ... reaching the surface. Director of Fire Services Lo Chun-hung said they would do everything they could to recover the bodies, but the dangers of working underwater could alter the approach ...

  8. World record breaker sets time for marque

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ball watch When free diver Guillaume Nery surfaced from the depths of the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera last September, he claimed his third world record with a dive ... Master II Diver during his preparations for his record-breaking dive. The new TMT is designed for professional divers. It has a rotating inner bezel with a screw-down crown so the bezel does ...

  9. Around the bends

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scuba-diving regulator in 1943, scientists were trying to find out more about the physiological processes of the bends. When a diver breathes air underwater, there's an increase ... Laura Chaudhry Scuba diving is, like golf, one of those wonderful activities you can enjoy in your teenage years as well as your grandparenting days. Part of the appeal lies in the feeling ...

  10. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Underwater search for MH370 black boxes begins- just days before their batteries die

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 11:52pm by Teddy Ng, AFP

    ... Agencies in Perth and Teddy Ng in Kuala Lumpur Time fading for black box locators in search for MH370 An underwater "black box" locator finally made its debut in the hunt ... and performance. "The area of highest probability as to where the aircraft might have entered the water is the area where the underwater search will commence," he said as the Australian navy ship ...




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