div·er | \ˈdī-vər \

Definition of diver 

1 : one that dives

2a : a person who stays underwater for long periods by having air supplied from the surface or by carrying a supply of compressed air

b : any of various birds that obtain food by diving in water especially : loon

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They were helped by expert cave divers from all over the world. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "After a Successful Cave Rescue, Thailand's Navy SEALs Will Add Cave-Diving to Their Training," 13 July 2018 The rescue mission captivated the world after the group was discovered by two British divers on July 2. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Thai cave where soccer team was trapped will become a 'living museum,' official says," 12 July 2018 Each of the boys, with no diving experience, was guided out by divers though rocky, muddy and water-filled passages that in places were just a crawl space. Anchorage Daily News, "With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom," 12 July 2018 Up until Wednesday, Vox — and other news outlets — were reporting that the boys swam out of the cave, accompanied by professional divers. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "New information suggests the 12 Thai boys trapped in a cave were medicated and carried out on stretchers during the rescue operation.," 11 July 2018 One at a time, each boy was accompanied by two divers and connected by a thin line. J. Weston Phippen, Outside Online, "The Daring Rescue that Saved the Thai Soccer Team," 10 July 2018 The eight boys brought out by divers on Sunday and Monday were doing well and were in good spirits, a senior health official said. BostonGlobe.com, "All 12 boys and their coach rescued from flooded Thailand cave," 10 July 2018 The urgent and dangerous effort has involved the boys diving through the cave's tight and twisting passages, guided by experienced divers. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, chicagotribune.com, "Rescue of remaining 4 boys, coach from flooded Thai cave could take two operations," 9 July 2018 The team was eventually found by Thai Navy SEAL divers in another tunnel about 1,000 feet below. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Thai Soccer Team Found Alive in Cave After 9 Days," 2 July 2018

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1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a person who dives into water

: a person who swims underwater usually while using special equipment to breathe

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