scuba diver

noun

: one who swims underwater with the aid of scuba gear
scuba dive intransitive verb

Examples of scuba diver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rosa came to the aquarium in 2002 after reports of her climbing on kayaks and interacting with scuba divers in Monterey Bay following a previous rescue in 1999, the aquarium said. Don Sweeney, Sacramento Bee, 6 June 2024 The best moments, though, are when de Rham recounts her own interfaces with gravity—as a scuba diver, pilot, aspiring astronaut and theoretical physicist—giving this force an alluring personality. Tove Danovich, Scientific American, 19 Mar. 2024 These islands draw scuba divers, recreational fishers and beachgoers looking to take it easy. Catherine Garcia, theweek, 5 Mar. 2024 Packages catering to honeymooners, scuba divers, and adventure enthusiasts are offered year-round, which can lead to additional savings on activities or the option to get the fourth or fifth night free. Julia Eskins, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2024 The scuba divers took a photo of the jellyfish and continued their dive. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 6 May 2024 Late last month, the National Park Service announced that the spring population of the species had grown to 191, the highest in 25 years, according to a count conducted twice a year by scuba divers. Alexander Nazaryan, New York Times, 9 May 2024 Off the northern coast of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea, a group of scuba divers hit the water. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 6 May 2024 For divers with hearing impairments, the communication process is nearly the same since scuba divers use hand signals or write on their slate underwater. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scuba diver was in 1958

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“Scuba diver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scuba%20diver. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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scuba diver

noun
: one who swims underwater with scuba gear
scuba dive verb

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