Definition of scuba diving in English:

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scuba diving

Pronunciation: /ˈsko͞obə dīviNG/


The sport or pastime of swimming underwater using scuba gear.
Example sentences
  • Equally the underwater scuba-diving sequence was cool - but pretty unnecessary to the storyline - such as it was.
  • This 27-year-old British-born former model and scuba-diving instructor stumbled across a colony of almost 100 squatters living in shacks next to passing trains and vermin.
  • ‘I thought you went right from scuba-diving to cowboys,’ Leslie drawled.


scuba dive

(also scuba-dive) verb
Example sentences
  • Day at leisure, a chance to take a private trip, perhaps to admire Barbadian skill at cricket, to fish, or to snorkel or scuba-dive.
  • When the videos of Blackadder started selling, I learnt to scuba-dive and would go diving a couple of times a year.
  • Offsite, kayak through a mangrove swamp, hike, bike, horseback ride, swim with dolphins, scuba-dive among shipwrecks and reefs, and tour caves.

scuba diver

Example sentences
  • Manatees normally avoid scuba-divers and their bubbles but are merely curious about snorkellers, so the tube is the best way to travel.
  • The agency has received up to 70 reports a day from scuba-divers, fishermen, museums and antique dealers who were worried they had undeclared items for sale.
  • The remains of the mother of three lay undiscovered for 21 years before being found by chance by amateur scuba-divers in 1997.

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Syllabification: scu·ba div·ing

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