dive off

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

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
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A British veteran of the Second World War, who is the world's oldest scuba diver, has broken his own record with a dive off Cyprus, Sky News reports.
A tourist from Kuala Lumpur drowned during a dive off Pulau Tenggol near Dungun yesterday.
"There was hardly a seat to be had so you I remember being terrified of the high jumps and being dared to dive off the top!" Karen Campbell couldn't be late or you'd miss out."
People would dive off the PA stacks or dive off the stage, but I think over the years it's gotten more violent.
The music mogul added: "There's one particular person who, when their playlist came on we all literally wanted to dive off the boat into the ocean, it was that bad." Come on Si, name names.
In 2014, 41-year-old former army officer, Ahmed Gabr, completed a 14-hour dive off the coast of Dahab, South Sinai, breaking the world record for the deepest dive at 332.35 meters.
She surfaced from the dive off the coast of the Farne Islands on Tuesday and the owner of her chartered boat called for help.
"During the winter we dive and train in the quarry ready for the better weather when we dive off our two boats.
Dive off the end of the board, and don't try to dive far out into the pool.
She was followed out of the door of the ITV1 show by presenter Michaela Strachan who lost out after a dive off with Boyzone hunk Keith Duffy.
A SCUBA diving Wirral great-grandfather celebrated his 90th birthday with a 90ft dive off Cyprus.
"The cliff they dive off is the same height as an eight-storey building.
"We might even do it with two boats so I'll be able to dive off and get from one boat to another and party between boats."
Bookending a team that includes 72-year-old veteran of eight Games, bowler Willie Wood, Reid 14, said: "I took my first dive off a 10metre board when I was six years old - you just have to go with the fear.
A TEENAGE diver was airlifted to hospital suffering from decompression sickness after a dive off Anglesey.