free diver

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Definition of free diver 

: one who engages in skin diving

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In addition to understanding how the Bajau became such good free divers, Llardo says the findings have medical implications. National Geographic, "'Sea Nomads' Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving," 19 Apr. 2018 In comparison, average people might be able to stay underwater for one to two minutes, and world-class free divers can hold their breath in competitive settings for up to three or close to four and a half minutes. Angus Chen, Scientific American, "Human “Sea Nomads” May Have Evolved to Be the World’s Elite Divers," 19 Apr. 2018 One of the divers was Manos Mitikas, the local Fourni free diver who called Koutsouflakis a year ago with the map of wrecks. Nick Romeo, National Geographic, "How Archaeologists Discovered 23 Shipwrecks in 22 Days," 11 July 2016 The caller was a free diver and spear-fisher from the remote Fourni archipelago, a small cluster of islands between Samos and Ikaria in the eastern Aegean. Nick Romeo, National Geographic, "How Archaeologists Discovered 23 Shipwrecks in 22 Days," 11 July 2016

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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