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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 to avoid or address problems or obstacles. Longtime politicians always seem to have a great ability to duck and dive.
See also: and, dive, duck

creep dive

An establishment, typically a bar or restaurant, that is generally filled with unsavory or degenerate people ("creeps"). Ugh, this bar is such a creep dive—every guy that's hit on me is 60 or older.
See also: creep, dive

dive a muff

vulgar slang To perform cunnilingus.
See also: dive, muff

gin dive

slang A bar, especially one that is run-down. Are you guys hungover? You spent an awful lot of time at that gin dive last night!
See also: dive, gin

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

creep dive

verb
See also: creep, dive

dive a muff

tv. to perform oral sex on a woman. (Usually objectionable.) Tod likes to dive a muff every now and then.
See also: dive, muff

gin dive

verb
See also: dive, gin
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"I saved my best for my last dive," added Hunt, who executed a triple-back summersault with four twists on his final dive.
"Once you have your fundamental diving skills, being consistent and confident with those dives on the lower boards will make a huge difference with the high dives," added Pennisi.
While the Philippines has 'strong brand equity,' and is quite popular abroad for its dive spots, the DOT official explained, 'We still have to improve on safety protocols, for instance, ensuring there are enough hyperbaric chambers in the destinations and the connectivity.
The nonagenarian, who lives in Limassol, already held the Guinness record title following a similar successful dive on his 94th birthday last year, where he dived to a depth of 38.1 metres for 41 minutes.
According to DOT 10 Regional Director Marie Elaine Unchuan, the sustainable dive tourism has garnered the valuable support and cooperation of the local government units (LGUs), government agencies and the private sector, not only to create diving tours for livelihood but also to put environmental laws and rules in place, and make tourism development plans with environmental laws and rules are in place, and make tourism development plans with environmental protection and law enforcement measures.
At the North Pole, the dive took place under the frozen Arctic Ocean.
He was anxious about the recommendation to not dive again.
He dives with the British Sub-Aqua Club's (BSAC) RAF Akrotiri branch.
SeaOman, powered by Oman Sail, has launched a new dive centre at The Wave, Muscat, offering scuba diving excursions for PADI-certified divers.
The vertical Grand Dive from Summit to Sea is one of the best performing hyperbaric dives on the market today.
If SCUBA divers become complacent and do not maintain their level of knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of conducting a safe dive there can be many unintended and negative outcomes.
During the ascent from SCUBA dives, this air expands and can result in pulmonary barotraumas, which clinically present as pneumothorax, mediastinal emphysema or even arterial gas embolism with cerebral stroke.
"Before the formal sea dives, a comprehensive review of the submersible as well as its support system will be taken," on-scene commander Liu Feng told Xinhua on the Xiangyanghong 09, the mother oceanographic ship of the submersible.
Guests will also get the unique opportunity to learn how to dive in one of the resort's private and pristine salt water pools, allowing them to become accustomed to the sensation of diving prior to doing open water dives in the sea.