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crash dive

1. noun A sudden descent, typically in an emergency situation. The phrase is usually applied to submarines and airplanes. Engine two is out, prepare for a crash dive!
2. verb To make such a descent. My brain could barely comprehend that the our lives were in danger before the plane started to crash dive.
See also: crash, dive

deep dive

A thorough analysis, perhaps one that seems excessive or unwarranted for a particular topic. When you get a chance, check out the magazine's deep dive on the upcoming vote. It covers every angle. Wow, they really did a deep dive on eye shadow in that article. It was 20 pages long!
See also: deep, dive

dive in with both feet

To begin or undertake something quickly, enthusiastically, and without trepidation. I know you're nervous about starting school, but you just need to dive in with both feet and do your best!
See also: both, dive, feet

dive into (something)

1. Literally, to jump or leap into something, often a pool. I was so hot after my run that I dove into the pool as soon as I got home.
2. To start a task enthusiastically, perhaps without much forethought. Because we just dove into fixing up our house, every room is under construction at the same time.
3. To begin eating something enthusiastically. Each kid dove into his slice of cake as soon as it was set before him.
See also: dive

dive off

Literally, to jump or leap off of something, often headfirst. After debating it for several summers, Anna finally dove off the high dive at the community pool today.
See also: dive, off

duck and dive

To use one's cleverness or resourcefulness as a way to handle a situation. Longtime politicians always seem to have a great ability to duck and dive.
See also: and, dive, duck

dive in with both feet

 and jump in with both feet
Fig. to become completely involved with something quickly, especially something new. I had never done anything like this before, but I just jumped in with both feet and learned it in no time.
See also: both, dive, feet

dive off

((of) something ) to jump off something headfirst. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Rachel dived off of the rock into the river. She dived off the high diving board.
See also: dive, off

duck and dive

use your ingenuity to deal with or evade a situation.
1998 New Scientist You don't last for over 100 million years without some capacity to duck and dive.
See also: and, dive, duck
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The post Diver to complete 39 dives in his 93rd year appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Located 45 minutes from the Damaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, the SeaOman Dive Centre is a gateway to an underwater world along the sultanate's unexplored coastline including popular dive sites, Fahal Island and the aptly named 'Aquarium' at Kharabah Island, a press release said.
According to the official report of the Games, Draves was only third at the end of the compulsory dives, but secured first place by performing two magnificent voluntary dives.
Suitable for those wishing to improve their scuba skills, discover caves, reefs and channels with 20 dives spread out over two weeks.
Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced diver, the accredited PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) five-star Atlantis Dive Centre offers a number of exciting dive programmes to suit all ages.
For non-divers, guests can participate in the Discover Scuba Diving course which will guide them through the basics of diving alongside an experienced PADI instructor and is inclusive of a pool and ocean dive.
Mum Belinda said: "When my husband and I got certified as PADI Open Water divers, here in Bahrain in 2006, Chris begged us for scuba diving lessons so on his eighth birthday we let him do a PADI Bubble Maker dive in the swimming pool.
The pros "have to dive in any kind of water, even wastewater," Schijven says.
Then the researchers calculated the risk of infection per dive and per year based on the volume of swallowed water reported and pathogen concentrations.
For dives of equal depth and time (without upward excursions), dive computers follow the "standard air" decompression tables fairly closely.
For one week, 18 (mainly queer) divers plus crew tiding aboard the Canadian dive boat Nautilus Explorer are completely disconnected from the outside world: no cell phones, no Internet, no television, no newspapers, no news.
All dives require a slow ascent, a 'safety stop' at 15 feet to release nitrogen, and a surface interval [out of the water] to release nitrogen between dives or before flying.
However, not every dive is met with a positive score.
In competitive springboard diving, dives are scored by judges on a scale from 0 to 10 in 0.