Definition of paua diver in English:

paua diver


  • A person who dives for paua to eat or to sell.

    ‘paua divers helped to seal leaks from a sinking trawler’
    • ‘Paua divers are appealing to Parliament for help with their number one workplace hazard - increasingly aggressive great white sharks.’
    • ‘The paua industry is calling for a moratorium on great white shark cage dive operations in order to reduce risks to paua divers and local communities.’
    • ‘Local boaties came to the assistance of four paua divers when their boat overturned in strong wind gusts yesterday.’
    • ‘A local paua diver located the body inside the submerged wreckage.’
    • ‘They alerted the committee to the risks shark cage diving poses for commercial paua divers and the Stewart Island community.’
    • ‘Stewart Island paua divers should be permitted to use scuba, as Chatham Island divers are, to minimise their time in the water.’
    • ‘The new rules also limit the activity to one location to minimise the impact on commercial paua divers who have also expressed concerns the operations may put them at risk of shark attack.’
    • ‘He has been a commercial paua diver for 16 years.’
    • ‘A paua diver with more than 30 years' experience, he helped establish Victoria's burgeoning abalone pearl aquaculture business.’
    • ‘Experienced fishermen have warned sharks are now approaching and following boats, putting paua divers and other water users at risk.’