from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A portable apparatus containing compressed air and used for breathing under water.
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- n. An apparatus carried by a diver, which includes a tank holding a mixture of oxygen and other gases, used for breathing underwater.
- v. To perform scuba diving.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
While the term scuba stands for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, the scuba diving kit consists of more than an air tank, facemask and a mouthpiece on a hose.
A scientist and doctor who invented a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus used by the military in World War II and later coined the term "scuba," an acronym by which such systems are widely known.
Getting certified in scuba can be pricey, averaging ~$300 for training and certification, figure another ~$100 for theopen water dive course, pricey equipment if you decide to invest in owning, and also pricey if you rent.
PALCA: Well, it reminded me of like a resort course in scuba diving.
So I'll just post the winner's future perfect tense tale replete with a dancing bear (belatedly known as Cuthbert) having sex in scuba gear behind the cut.
Passengers will be able to keep breathing underwater through an integrated tank of compressed air similar to what is used in scuba diving.
Here, this is a top secret from the freeper site, but they have camel operatives that are trained in scuba technology and underwater demolitions.
There is a sudden urge to jump over in scuba gear despite the many drownings the newspapers report.
So far I haven’t been certified in scuba for two reasons: Money and Necessity.
I may have asthma, but I think I’ve gone beyond the level where scuba is tame.
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