Definition of skin diving in English:

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skin diving

Pronunciation: /ˈskin ˌdīviNG/


The action or sport of swimming under water without a diving suit, typically in deep water using an aqualung and flippers.
Example sentences
  • ‘We decided that we had to separate skin diving from scuba diving because of the safety aspect,’ he said.
  • On the coast, popular water sports include sailing, skin diving, and deep-sea fishing.
  • Shallow Water Blackout is most commonly associated with skin diving.



Pronunciation: /ˈskinˌdīv/
Example sentences
  • Uncaring and cruel, this man skin-dives with a spear gun and walks the street with a filet knife.
  • Disregarding the depth, some guides skin-dived, showing off in irritating poses and whipping up clouds of sand.
  • I've seen three-foot squid in the Bermuda Triangle, and I've skin-dived with basking sharks off California.

skin diver

Pronunciation: /ˈskin ˌdīvər/
Example sentences
  • We look out the restaurant balcony and in the sea there is a skin-diver.
  • And he pulled it off so well people thought he was a skin-diver, which is the greatest compliment an actor can receive - when you are the guy.

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Syllabification: skin div·ing

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