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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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 In the greater Bay Area, from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa, more than 1,500 people are certified as scuba divers every year, estimated Charles McKinven, senior staff instructor at Pacific Scuba Divers in Sunnyvale. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, "Dive boat tragedy spreads grief, fear through region’s tightly knit dive community," 8 Sep. 2019 The fire in the boat packed with scuba divers erupted shortly after 3 a.m. Monday during the last part of a three-day trip off Santa Cruz Island. Faith Karimi, CNN, "A family of 5 celebrating a birthday is among those feared dead in California dive boat fire," 4 Sep. 2019 On Monday, a boat packed with recreational scuba divers caught on fire near the Channel Islands, trapping all 34 people who were sleeping below deck. Gina Martinez, Time, "'Diving Was Her Life.' These Are the Victims of the Santa Barbara Diving Boat Fire," 4 Sep. 2019 Kealakekua Bay is known for its bright blue waters and vibrant sea life, its coral and schools of tropical fish attracting millions of snorkelers, scuba divers, and kayakers a year. Dave Quinn,, "Woman, 27, Bit by Shark Twice While Swimming off of Hawaii's Big Island," 21 Aug. 2019 Noncertified scuba divers can take a four-hour introductory class ($135; schedule at least two days in advance). Lori Rackl,, "Headed to Bears training camp? Here are 10 ways to cool down, from snorkeling to shakes and wine slushies," 23 July 2019 The fire department said in a statement Monday that its Rescue Co. 2 was in its second day of searching Green Sand Beach when a good Samaritan scuba diver located a body about 250 yards from the shore, at a depth of about 40 feet. Travis Andersen,, "Mass. man’s body found in waters off Hawaii," 16 July 2019 When guides took scuba divers to spots near the island, security guards would walk to the water’s edge. Washington Post, "Whispers, suspicion about Epstein on Caribbean island," 10 July 2019

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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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