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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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Many divers diet in order to be lean and muscular, but restricting calories also can lead to low energy, fatigue and an increased injury rate.
The number of lobster divers allowed in the fishery next season will be decided in consultation with stakeholders after an analysis of the 2017-2018 data.
It's normal for divers like us to collect garbage that we see when we dive.
Deputy Launch Authority John Hanby said: "Although a fatigued diver might not appear to be an emergency, the club did the right thing, things could have escalated very quickly.
But women like diving in the water so we started working as female divers and we continue our job until now," Lee explained.
The two broken down RIBs were then taken in tow back to the launching site at Beadnell, where all the divers came ashore.
The impacts of divers on these coral communities were complex.
The diver has been aiming to break the world record for four years.
Golf ball divers generally work in adverse conditions in the pond.
No bodies have been retrieved since May 21 as heavy objects like desks and cabinets have made it difficult for divers to navigate through unsearched parts of the ship, according to task force officials.
Divers must stretch their hands into the void to search for bodies.
Two scuba divers in Bluefish Cove, California encountered a huge octopus that attacked them and tried stealing their camera.
Directional divers such as the original Luhr-Jensen Dipsy Diver are another great way to work three-dimensional spreads.
The Army engineer divers strive to conduct training in real-world environments through opportunities with USACE, the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing In Action Accounting Command, and other federal and state agencies.
As a cave diver, I understand the desire of cavers and open-water divers to explore the depths of submerged caves, but all too often, gear columns encourage the inexperienced to think that equipment is the key to quantum-leaping their skills.