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Tuesday, 24 August, 2010, 12:00am

Bid to cut high rate of diving deaths

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.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Certification bodies have teachers regulating themselves

Diving certification for beginner through to instructor levels is issued by prominent worldwide organisations such as PADI, which rely largely on self-regulation.

About 70 per cent of divers in Hong Kong have received their diving certificates through the PADI system.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


1978: Set up a diving shop to sell equipment

1981: Got PADI licence for open-water scuba instructor in Japan and started to give diving courses

1989: Got PADI licence to be a course director

2002: Appointed chairman of the Hong Kong Underwater Association (HKUA)

2004: Appointed HKUA consultant

How to get there

15 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Success more than cosmetic

If anyone under 25 deserves to win a high achiever's award, it's Bernadette Chen.

At the tender age of 24, Bernadette is the founder of her own cosmetics company, FL Professional Cosmetics, which she set up a year ago. In the near future she'll open three more shops in addition to her flagship store in The Galleria on Queen's Road Central.

10 Oct 1997 - 12:00am