scuba diver


Definition of scuba diver

: one who swims underwater with the aid of scuba gear

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scuba dive intransitive verb

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Showalter, an avid scuba diver, has a fondness for sea horses. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Hiding in Hubble Data, a New Moon for Neptune," 20 Feb. 2019 This was done to avoid decompression sickness, a condition similar to what scuba divers experience when changing air pressures too rapidly. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, "Donald Peterson Sr., who spacewalked from the shuttle Challenger, dies at 84," 29 May 2018 Typical scuba divers will wear a mask (like big swim goggles) that covers their eyes and will breathe through a separate regulator that’s connected to their air tanks through a rubber hose. John Ismay, New York Times, "Why the Thailand Cave Rescue Was So Difficult: A Diver Explains," 10 July 2018 Shark adventures Shark enthusiast and scuba diver Kiersten Doucette will show off pictures and videos of her encounters with sharks in the Teen Shark Week Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 13 July 2018 The movie is remembered for its underwater battle between scuba divers firing spears at each other. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "Every James Bond film ranked from worst to best," 18 June 2018 Nancy Siegel, who is a certified scuba diver, was at the beach with a group of other divers when the incident — the nature of which was not disclosed — happened around 1:03 p.m., according to a statement from the district attorney’s office. Debora Almeida,, "Dedham woman dies in scuba diving mishap at Nantasket," 3 June 2018 The area is well known among scuba divers for its bustling underwater life: There are over 70 types of coral and common sightings include stingrays, turtles, whale sharks, and dolphins. Laura Giannatempo, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Rent Your Own Private Island in Belize," 14 Feb. 2018 None of the rescue options are ideal, but authorities appear to be swaying towards the idea of expert scuba divers guiding the boys and their coach through the murky cave waters to safety. NBC News, "Thailand soccer team rescue: Conditions now 'most suitable' but monsoon threatens," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of scuba diver

1958, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who swims underwater with scuba gear

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