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Diving Equipment

After orbiting space lab, China wants an undersea one

Imagine, for a moment, that the year is 2034, and China has just declared ownership of a massive copper mine deep below the surface of the Western Pacific.

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

Submersible sets national record

China's deep-sea manned probe surpassed its operational depth of 7,000 metres yesterday, setting a national record for the country's sea-exploration programme.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Exploration ambitions reach new Depths

A manned deep-sea submersible will soon attempt to set a Chinese record for the deepest dive, in a sign of the country's growing prowess in deep-sea exploration as a global race for natural resources intensifies.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Deep dive

Tudor - Pelagos

The 42mm case of this timepiece (inquiries: 2249 8833) is made of titanium and steel with a satin finish. Water-resistant to 500 metres, it has a helium valve for pressure changes and a black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with luminescent numerals. The titanium bracelet and additional rubber strap can extend if being worn over a wetsuit.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

In the swim with a very large fin

You should have watched Michael Phelps' incredible performance in the Beijing Olympics on TV. It takes years for a competitor to reach his level. But there is another sport that can give you a chance to achieve fast times in the pool - finswimming.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hidden depths

1. Louis Vuitton

Tambour Diving

In pink gold, the Tambour Automatic Diving watch combines elegance with technical functions, with straps offered in blue Damier pattern natural rubber and blue alligator.

2. Bell & Ross


13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Shipwreck simulator for rescue divers

In the wake of the tragic sinking of a Ukrainian tugboat near Hong Kong International Airport that claimed 18 lives two years ago, the Fire Services Department is to build an underwater shipwreck simulator to better train its divers.

16 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Battle of underwater robots

An annual competition is calling on young people to come up with innovative ideas using their science and engineering knowledge.

23 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Students compete in sub robot contest

Secondary school students battled it out in an underwater robot war in City University's swimming pool this week.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Scuba chic

It may be difficult to look glamorous while you're diving but Louis Vuitton has made it easier, having transformed the simple diver's watch into a luxury timepiece. Behold the new collection of women's diving watches, part of the popular Tambour range. Each timepiece features an automatic movement and is set with a smattering of diamonds.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am