What does scuba diving mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scuba diving(noun)

    skin diving with scuba apparatus


  1. scuba diving(Noun)

    underwater swimming using scuba equipment


  1. Scuba diving

    Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a self contained underwater breathing apparatus to breathe underwater. Unlike other modes of diving, which rely either on breath-hold or on air pumped from the surface, scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas, allowing them greater freedom of movement than with an air line or diver's umbilical and longer underwater endurance than breath-hold. Scuba equipment may be open circuit, in which exhaled gas is exhausted to the surroundings, or closed or semi-closed circuit, in which the breathing gas is scrubbed to remove carbon dioxide, and the oxygen used is replenished from a supply of feed gas before being re-breathed. A scuba diver usually moves around underwater by using swimfins attached to the feet, but external propulsion can be provided by a diver propulsion vehicle, or a sled pulled from the surface.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scuba diving in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scuba diving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Luca Gamberini:

    Three years ago, my dad thought ‘how can I make scuba divers have an interesting [job]’ … he put together two of his passions, scuba diving and gardening.

  2. Ahmad Tahilmet:

    It has something to do with the ocean and how much we love to be in it. You have so many ways to discover what's under the water, some people go into scuba diving. Freedivers usually have a different approach because the silence.

  3. Joe Schrank:

    We think of addiction as this light switch you can turn on and off, what we're learning is that for some people, it's similar to scuba diving: You can only come up 20 feet so often or you get very, very sick. When people stop immediately and that abruptly, it really makes them vulnerable.

  4. Michael Bivona:

    The opportunities on cruise ships are endless, where else can retirees spend time teaching what they enjoy while traveling around the world, eating wonderful food and earning extra pocket money?Possible jobs onboard cruise ships include golf instructors, scuba diving/water sports instructors, bridge instructors, arts and crafts instructors, caricature artists, dance instructors and photographers.I have a friend who has been a dance host on ships for six years, and plans on continuing for as long as his legs hold out.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • buceo, submarinismoSpanish
  • laitesukellusFinnish
  • スキューバ・ダイビングJapanese
  • duiksportDutch
  • подводное плавание с аквалангом, скуба-дайвингRussian

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