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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 diver added, "Phones are so critical to life nowadays they can be difficult to replace.
The experience of scuba diving redefines what it is to be human because the scuba diver discovers not only a partially 'other world' beneath the sea, but also a partially 'other self who can exist there.
Beneath the sea, the scuba diver is stripped of his or her humanist core, whereby, after Haraway (1990, pages 192-193), the 'ultimate self is not untied from dependency but exists in the dangerous, risky, and thrilling condition of ultimate dependency.
As a place that is "all subtle" (Klein and Mackenthun, 2004, page 1), permeable, and liquid (Ecott, 2002), the undersea world presents the scuba diver with challenging conditions.
The scuba diver kept himself occupied by cleaning debris that had accumulated at the bottom of the sea bed in the St George's Bay.
(7) The scuba diver who is not practising the correct equalisation methods is at risk of developing a burst tympanic membrane, bleeding ears, dizziness, nausea and pain.
* whether recreational scuba divers read the medical clearance package prior to the scuba divers' course, paying special attention to the information provided on the ear
The scuba diver finds his glory exploring the blue waters of Hawaii or Florida's sparkling Keys.
THIS is Briton Nicky Sheen, the scuba diver whose body was found after she vanished off Sydney's Bondi Beach.
He eventually became one of the scuba divers at the HINP.
Furthermore the scuba divers and Lucky Cement team identified and documented details about the underwater contamination in a larger effort to reduce marine debris and side by side raise awareness among the masses to preserve the marine eco-system.
The scuba divers from the Black Country Divers branch of the British Sub Aqua Club, (BSAC), shared the giant tank of the penguin enclosure for their latest intrepid club outing.
The scuba divers entered the water 24 hours after the Ehime Maru first was set down to ensure the ship was resting solidly on the bottom.
After viewing the scuba divers' videotapes and using electron microscopy on samples from the mine, Banfield and her colleagues found that iron-oxidizing bacteria produce 2-to-3-nanometerwide iron oxyhydroxide units that then aggregate.
After seeking official permission to remove the fossil from the cave, Rosenberger returned to with the scuba divers to retrieve it in October of last year.