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Hong Kong Green Power Hike Dates For 2012 Set

The 19th Green Power Hike will be held on Saturday 14th January 2012 on the Hong Kong Trail. There will be 3 routes to choose from – 50km (the whole Hong Kong Trail), 25km and 10km. More details will be … Continue reading

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Virtual Tour of Hoi Ha Wan

WWF have launched a virtual tour of Hoi Ha Wan on their website. It gives visitors an overview of Hoi Ha Wan and the Marine Life Centre itself, as well as its varied habitat and life, including coastal habitats, corals, … Continue reading

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Trawling Banned in Hong Kong Waters

At long last the Hong Kong Government has banned trawling in Hong Kong waters. The hope is that this will save fish stocks, and also that it will give soft corals and other bottom-dwelling creatures the chance to recover as … Continue reading

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Hong Kong photographer on diving expedition the Antarctic

The Standard are reporting that Elizabeth Quat will become the first woman from Hong Kong to be involved in a diving expedition to the Antarctic for research purposes. The article isn’t actually clear on whether she will actually be diving … Continue reading

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Dive: Basalt Island, 24 Jan 2010

On 24 Jan 2010, I went out with Hong Kong Underwater Club. The boat left from Tso Wo Hang up near Sai Kung at 09:30. I have to admit that I wasn’t feeling 100% after a fairly late night involving … Continue reading

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10 Jan Dive: Crescent Island

While it might not be snowing here, Hong Kong has been a little chilly recently. So when I looked out of the window on a grey and frigid Sunday, I really didn’t fancy diving. But I’d signed up for a … Continue reading

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SCDC Trailwalker Team

Divers used to be a fairly sedentary bunch. Heavy exercise meant carrying 2 pints of bitter and a meat pie from the bar to a table and was only to be attempted if you couldn’t find a waiter to carry … Continue reading

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Diving, Resort and Travel Expo coming to Hong Kong in July 2010

Thanks to Wing, who has just forwarded me some information about the Diving, Resort and Travel 2010 Expo, which will be held on 16th – 18th July 2010. It is being supported by the Hong Kong Underwater Association and the … Continue reading

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30 Aug: The Dollos again

Last Sunday Rita and I went out with Hong Kong Underwater Club for a couple of dives at the dollos. The dollos are bizarrely shaped concrete blocks which are used to protect the shoreline in front of High Island reservoir … Continue reading

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Tsim Chau and the Dollos

Due to the unfortunate demise of SCDC‘s scheduled boat in a recent typhoon, it looked as though the weekend’s diving was going to be scrapped. But the Hong Kong Underwater Club (HKUC) very kindly invited us out on their boat … Continue reading

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Partial Eclipse in Hong Kong

This morning we had a partial solar eclipse in Hong Kong. It was predicted to happen between 08:15 and 10:46, with the maximum eclipse at 09:26. Obviously staring up at the sun, even through sunglasses, is not a sensible thing … Continue reading

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Namibia: Survival of the fittest

The Royal Geographical Society in Hong Kong have a talk this evening entitled Namibia: Survival of the Fittest. This is about a 7 day foot race over some of the most harsh but beautiful terrain on earth. Three of the … Continue reading

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