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scuba diving

the activity or recreation of diving or exploring underwater through use of a scuba device.
Also called scuba.
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scuba diver, noun


[skoo-buh-dahyv] /ˈsku bəˌdaɪv/
verb (used without object), scuba-dived or scuba-dove, scuba-dived, scuba-diving.
to descend and swim underwater using a scuba device.
Also, scuba dive, scuba.
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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