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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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'Can't believe a scuba diver has that low of an EQ (emotional quotient) and an absence of concern for marine life,' he said.
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.
Part of the romance associated with scuba diving is that death defiance lies at its heart, where the 'potent fusion' (Haraway, 1990, page 196) between scuba technology, ocean, and human is also the potency of a scuba diver's life.
"Seeing a shark is one of the biggest thrills you could have as a scuba diver," said Chellapermal.
A RETIRED fisherman who saved a scuba diver from drowning after he suffered a heart attack in the water has been hailed a hero.
Summary: A scuba diver who came face-to-teeth with a shark used a camera to fend off the animal when it came at him with its teeth bared.
As a scuba diver, I have noticed a lack of natural reefs in the waters surrounding Bahrain, which fish tend to make their home for protection.
Byline: A scuba diver working on a ship at Hamriya Port was killed while checking the ship's engine.
Sharjah: 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.
A scuba diver from Newcastle is swapping his flippers for trainers to take part in a marathon to raise money for charity.
The first step in becoming a scuba diver is getting certified as an open-water diver.
Yes, a scuba diver carried the 2000 [degrees] C (3,632 [degrees] F) flame through Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
The corals were 40 feet deep, so it is surmised that a scuba diver was behind the deed.