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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Julian Ryall

    ... part in the underwater programme. First things first, what's the hotel like? Located on a spit that curves out into the Pacific, every room at the resort has a spectacular view ... to an underwater wasteland of grey-white shards. There was not a clownfish, yellow tang or damselfish to be seen. Is the scheme proving successful? The first attempts at coral grafting took place in 1972, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Divers uncover historical treasure trove in waters off Sai Kung

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Divers find sunken hoard in Sai Kung A group of local divers are on an underwater mission to find historical treasures they believe may have been resting on the sea bed off Sai Kung for centuries. The seven members of the Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group will complete their 13-day expedition today, retracing their 2010 search in the same area off ...

  3. Sun, sea and underwater delights await in Thai haven

    Posted Nov 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diversion for a stag weekend, but is best avoided both after or during a drinking session. Other ways of filling the hours before the nightlife begins again are taking a diving course, going ... the water. What shouldn't I miss? Phuket is one of the best places in the world to go diving or snorkelling. The best months for clear sea are December to May, and the best place for snorkelling ...

  4. Bid to cut high rate of diving deaths

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A registry system for diving instructors will be introduced within a month in an effort to cut a growing number of diving deaths in Hong Kong, where the death rate is well above the level in popular diving countries elsewhere. The move by the Underwater Association for a voluntary scheme follows a call by a coroner early this year, after a woman died ...

  5. Underwater treasure

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH You may soon have a chance to take a close look at some local marine animals without having to take up scuba-diving, thanks to a new World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) conservation project. WWF Hong Kong will be bringing a selection of marine treasures, dubbed the 'Ocean's 10', to local students in the coming school term. They include brain coral, ...

  6. First Person

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... published in diving periodicals in Hong Kong and overseas. 'I have a passion for marine animals, from the common goby to the whales. They are simple and honest, not as mischievous as people. ... I learned scuba diving at the age of seven and was certified as a diver at 15. My teachers were my sporty brothers. One of them even represented Hong Kong at the Olympics in the 1970s. Most scuba ...

  7. 'Flying piggy' hits turbulence

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Poor David 'flying piggy' Chu Yu-lin. A master of scuba-diving and paragliding (hence his nickname), you would have thought he could handle a bit of rough water. Apparently not. ... the Diaoyu islands. Carrying the latest scuba gear, he declared he was ready to dive deep to evade Japanese coastguard ships. Alas, he suffered seasickness from day one and remained immobilised ...

  8. Dive talking

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with lots of gear attaching you to it, at a health and safety certified site. And then you have free climbing, which involves no kit, no safety net and maximum danger. Diving isn't considered ... even get me started on free diving. Alas, some of us get a rush from such extreme activity, so, if you must go diving, free or otherwise, make sure you take along the right watch ...

  9. News - Asia

    Japan widower dives tsunami waters to bring wife home

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 11:58am by AFP

    ... was happy to help his novice student and is keen to ensure he can learn to dive safely. “During underwater search, unlike leisure diving, we have to dive in unclear water and there is also the risk ... Agence France-Presse in Onagawa, Japan Yasuo Takamatsu, 57, grunts with the effort of hoisting a scuba diving tank onto his back, as he prepares to step into the cold waters off Japan’s ...

  10. Talkback

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

    ... Q Should the government step up regulation of diving instructors? It is lamentable that there has been another diving death in Hong Kong. But after every diving accident there are news reports and quotes from dive operators criticising nebulous 'foreign' dive shops that offer cut-rate or even fake certification. Can the critics name any? Was victim Chan Young Wai-man ...




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