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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scuba diving(noun)

    skin diving with scuba apparatus

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. scuba diving(noun)ˈskru pyə ləs

    the sport of swimming under water with special breathing equipment

    We went scuba diving off the boat.

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  1. scuba diving(Noun)

    underwater swimming using scuba equipment

Freebase

  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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