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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 scuba professionals and owners of dive establishments are looking for concrete plans on how to regulate businesses that do not conform to DOT safety and security standards, Chan said.
It is even more gratifying to be contacted three or four years later by someone thanking me or our organization for getting them started because they've just been on a scuba trip with their wives in Florida, Hawaii or the Caribbean because this is one sport they can do throughout their lives.
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Warm and mostly calm waters surround Zamami and its neighboring islands, studded with a magnificent array of coral reefs easily accessible to scuba divers and snorkelers.