scuba diver


Definition of scuba diver

: one who swims underwater with the aid of scuba gear

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Other Words from scuba diver

scuba dive intransitive verb

Examples of scuba diver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The girl who was born around 79th Street and Jeffrey Avenue (before moving to California at school age) became a licensed pilot and an advanced open water scuba diver. Darcel Rockett,, 14 June 2021 Circa 1970, young Victor (Bragança) is a skilled scuba diver who, by chance, encounters intelligence agents and agrees to help them in their fight against drug trafficking. Lydia Wang,, 6 June 2021 The collection is inspired by Simone Melchior Cousteau, the 1950s sea explorer who challenged expectations of her gender and became the world’s first female scuba diver and a pioneer of marine conservation. Rosa Sanchez, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 An old man sitting on a dock, a dad out fishing with his son, a water skier, a scuba diver, the crowds playing at the resort and even some of those kids at camp get gnawed. Jim Kiest, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Apr. 2021 Big Ed was a boxer, a scuba diver, a skier — a man who told everybody repeatedly about his perfect score on a military physical fitness test. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, 11 Jan. 2021 The Bureau of Operations decorated a 1956 fire engine with lights, and Station 34 featured a shark chasing a scuba diver with a Santa hat. Peter Hartlaub,, 23 Dec. 2020 The pilot, scuba diver and Travel Channel personality trains the spotlight on such diverse explorers as a quadriplegic who climbed Machu Picchu, a pair of transgender travelers and the founder of a hiking group for Indigenous women. Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2020 Holding a tool, hiding in half of a coconut, trying to escape from the aquarium, or reaching out and touching a scuba diver. Trish Bendix, New York Times, 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of scuba diver

1958, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2021

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“Scuba diver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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: a person who swims underwater with scuba gear

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