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scuba diving

[′skü·bə ‚dīv·iŋ]
(engineering)
Any of various diving techniques using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
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Toward that aim, such data were collected by means of questionnaires sent to occupational and sport divers in the Netherlands.
We used questionnaires to ask occupational and sport divers about the number and duration of dives for various types of surface waters, the amount of water that was swallowed per dive, and the type of diving mask that was worn.
Sport divers always wear an ordinary diving mask and sometimes a full face mask.
The sport divers reported actual numbers of dives for each type of diving water and for each quarter of 2003.
For sport divers wearing ordinary diving masks, the greatest mean risk was seen in freshwater recreational waters, where there was a 1.
Although occupational divers usually have the protection of a full face mask or diving helmet, they are far more likely than sport divers to dive in contaminated conditions--for example, to assess damage to undetwater sewage pipes.
adult sport divers, cotton flannel with two logos chile grows with you and illustrious municipality of Colchane.
The number of sport divers off the North East is growing and many have their first novice dives off Whitley Bay, close to Mr Hardaker's home.
They are sport divers preparing to plunge without air tanks into the frigid, kelp-blackened Pacific Ocean in search of abalone, a legendary California delicacy.
Our products have been used by commercial and military organizations for years, but this is the first system of its kind created for sport divers.
Kosrae Village Ecolodge, honored with the 2006 AWARE Foundation Award for Environmental Achievement for this project, started the formal Reef Protection Project in 1996, organizing the first group of volunteer sport divers to survey the state of the reef.
We believe the price, performance and versatility of this new SEASCOOTER will make dive propulsion vehicles attractive to more than just commercial and sport divers.