scuba diver

noun

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 Five crew members jumped overboard after trying to rescue the 33 scuba divers and one crew member whose escape routes were blocked by fire, federal authorities and the boat's owner said. Stefanie Dazio, chicagotribune.com, "Smoke, not fire, blamed for 34 deaths in California dive boat disaster," 6 Sep. 2019 Five crew members jumped overboard after trying to rescue the 33 scuba divers and one crew member whose escape routes were blocked by fire, federal authorities and the boat's owner said. Stefanie Dazio, Anchorage Daily News, "Victims of fire on dive boat off California were killed by smoke, authorities say," 6 Sep. 2019 The Air Force said Condiff was a static-line jumpmaster, military free-fall jumper, combat scuba diver, air traffic controller and a joint terminal attack controller. Fox News, "Air Force IDs missing airman who fell into Gulf of Mexico from C-130 aircraft," 11 Nov. 2019 Those lucky enough to navigate the turbine chutes could still be crushed by the intense water pressure and later die from the bends, like a scuba diver, or expire from over-oxygenation. Patrick Symmes, Harper's magazine, "The $68,000 Fish," 28 Oct. 2019 Butterworth, 68, has been venturing underwater since the 1980s, first snorkeling and then certifying as a scuba diver. John Kelly, Washington Post, "D.C.-area scuba divers dig out their old snorkels and fins to combat a coral eater," 23 June 2019 Five crew members jumped overboard after trying to rescue the 33 scuba divers and one crew member whose escape routes were blocked by fire, federal authorities and the boat's owner said. Stefanie Dazio, Anchorage Daily News, "Victims of fire on dive boat off California were killed by smoke, authorities say," 6 Sep. 2019 Dave Huebner, 35, a free diver in Santa Barbara who has worked on the Conception as a deckhand, said that some of the best times of his life were helping take scuba divers, kayakers and others out to sea. Los Angeles Times, "‘The whole city is depressed’: Santa Barbara grieves after Conception boat fire," 5 Sep. 2019 Five crew members jumped overboard after trying to rescue the 33 scuba divers and one crew member whose escape routes were blocked by fire, federal authorities and the boat's owner said. NBC News, "Search warrants served in probe of California boat fire that killed 34 people," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of scuba diver

1958, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2019

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“Scuba diver.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scuba%20diver. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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scuba diver

noun

Kids Definition of scuba diver

: a person who swims underwater with scuba gear

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