scuba

noun, often attributive
scu·​ba | \ ˈskü-bə How to pronounce scuba (audio) \

Definition of scuba

: an apparatus utilizing a portable supply of compressed gas (such as air) supplied at a regulated pressure and used for breathing while swimming underwater

Examples of scuba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once an Austrian fortress, Forte Rose Resort offers attractions including bay views, beaches, scuba diving and boat tours that reflect the area's compelling past, on and above the sea. Erin E. Williams, chicagotribune.com, "Dubrovnik’s Dothraki-like hordes make Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor appealing," 11 Oct. 2019 Once an Austrian fortress, Forte Rose Resort offers attractions including bay views, beaches, scuba diving and boat tours that reflect the area’s compelling past, on and above the sea. Washington Post, "Dubrovnik’s Dothraki-like hordes make Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor appealing," 9 Oct. 2019 Its turquoise waters have lured many travelers for scuba diving and snorkeling, seaside villas, and, of course, reggae music. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 It’s not limited to scuba diving, desert warfare and the American League Central. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop Fantasy Football Update Week 5: Last-minute moves," 6 Oct. 2019 In 2016, the Divers Alert Network recorded 59 deaths pertaining to recreational scuba diving in the United States. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "Three ships and plane help in search for missing diver," 1 Oct. 2019 The 33 passengers and a deckhand sleeping below deck during a three-day scuba diving excursion were trapped and died. BostonGlobe.com, "Official: Exam doesn’t find cause of boat fire - The Boston Globe," 29 Sep. 2019 The 33 passengers and a deckhand sleeping below deck during a three-day scuba diving excursion were trapped and died. Fox News, "Cause of deadly California scuba diving boat fire still a mystery," 28 Sep. 2019 California has always been at the forefront of scuba diving. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "After fire, divers worry that burst of regulations will restrain free-spirited sport," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of scuba

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scuba

self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

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13 Nov 2019

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scuba

noun
scu·​ba | \ ˈskü-bə How to pronounce scuba (audio) \

Kids Definition of scuba

: equipment used for breathing while swimming underwater

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