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scuba diver

One who dives underwater while wearing a mask attached to a container of compressed air that allows for long periods of breathing without resurfacing. "Scuba" was originally an acronym for "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus." I don't think I have a future as a scuba diver, but I really enjoyed looking at the coral reef underwater.
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The human becomes a scuba diver by assimilating the radical exteriority of a mind and a body, and then both of these with technology and ocean so that there is only partial exteriority; and this is indeterminately so.
The subject position of a scuba diver depends upon an extreme object world in which he or she is positioned, or 'immersed'.
Seeing a shark is one of the biggest thrills you could have as a scuba diver," said Chellapermal.
Byline: A scuba diver working on a ship at Hamriya Port was killed while checking the ship's engine.
A scuba diver is able to stay underwater for long periods thanks to the supply of breathing gas that is attached to him or her.
The first step in becoming a scuba diver is getting certified as an open-water diver.
PHOTO (1) A scuba diver uses a diaper to wipe a tank clean of algae and calcium growths at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.
To survey environmentally sensitive eelgrass beds, CRM uses a two-biologist survey team: a SCUBA diver below the surface and a following kayaker above.
Pretty much anything a scuba diver can do a free diver can do," said Ventura skin diver Terry Maas, who wrote the book - "Bluewater Hunting and Freediving" (BlueWater Freedivers; $39.