Translation of diver in Spanish:

diver

Pronunciation: /ˈdaɪvər; ˈdaɪvə(r)/

n

  • 1 [Sport/Deporte] 1.1 (competitor) saltador, (m,f), clavadista (mf)
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    • Available only to certified open-water scuba divers, instructional and safety lessons are provided prior to your dive.
    • Fortunately, serious medical problems are not common in recreational scuba divers.
    • An experienced deep-sea diver from Greater Manchester drowned after running out of air, an inquest was told.
    1.2 (casual swimmer) the divers kept splashing us continuamente nos salpicaban los que se tiraban al agua 1.3 (deep-sea) submarinista (mf), buzo (mf), hombre-rana, (m,f)
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    • Police divers and forensic officers were at the canal yesterday as the Force helicopter made several sweeps of the area.
    • This week, police divers joined the operation, swimming through the river's cold, dark waters searching for clues.
    • Members of the fire service's water rescue team also joined the search before police underwater divers turned out at 10.30 pm.
  • 2 [Zoology/Zoología] colimbo (masculine)
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    • The latter finds favour with ducks, divers and Canada geese some of which cruised the river.
    • They fear that the turbines could kill rare birds such as golden eagles, black-throated divers and species of wader.
    • But as it's turned out, divers have become the Grey Nurses' greatest friends.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.