scuba diver

noun

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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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, BostonGlobe.com, "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 Visit for the pleasant nature trails and the park’s two beaches, which draw fishers, sailors, and scuba divers. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 Amid the kelp, scuba divers (reservation, permit required) count this spot for some of the best fish-watching outside of an aquarium in California. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sunday getaway to Carmel’s Point Lobos," 2 June 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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scuba diver

noun

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: a person who swims underwater with scuba gear

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