Definition of scuba
: an apparatus utilizing a portable supply of compressed gas (such as air) supplied at a regulated pressure and used for breathing while swimming underwater
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Director of Public Affairs Rebecca Medina Stewart said the idea came about because of the area’s large scuba diving community.
Now, however, the $12 Stasher, a beefier bag made of silicone, which looks like a sandwich bag for scuba divers, might change the market.
After suspending their search overnight due to a lightning storm, scuba divers by mid-morning Monday had pulled a seventh body from the underwater wreckage.
Tens of thousands of people go snorkeling and scuba diving every year in Florida, and fatalities are rare, Pavan said.
Jump in and learn underwater breathing techniques in the scuba pool.
Scuba diving trips off the country's eastern coast.
Neighborhood highlights Coastal living: Boating, fishing, sunbathing, swimming, scuba diving — the list of outdoor activities on Catalina is nearly endless.
Yes, my wife and I are both certified scuba divers.
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Origin and Etymology of scuba
self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
First Known Use: 1952See Words from the same year
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Definition of scuba for Students
: equipment used for breathing while swimming underwater
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