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 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 This scuba diver's view of ocean life created by Summie of @jarum_manis features a molded starfish, seahorse, and even air bubbles. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Aug. 2020 Some looters offer their services for hire; ATHAR found one enterprising scuba diver in Egypt offering to break into underwater tombs for the right price. Jenna Scatena, The Atlantic, 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of scuba diver

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scuba diver was in 1958

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4 May 2021

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“Scuba diver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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Kids Definition of scuba diver

: a person who swims underwater with scuba gear

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