Definition of scuba diving in US English:

scuba diving


  • The sport or activity of swimming underwater using scuba gear.

    ‘scuba-diving is available locally’
    as modifier ‘scuba-diving courses’
    • ‘Larger yachts and sportfishing boats can be chartered for daylong fishing or scuba-diving trips.’
    • ‘Fearful of succumbing to temptation, I virtuously drew down my severance pay and booked a scuba-diving trip to Cozumel, Mexico, which is famous for its endless reefs and majestic spotted eagle rays.’
    • ‘If you are both into scuba-diving, why not have your ceremony at a beautiful resort overlooking the ocean?’
    • ‘Just don't plan any scuba-diving expeditions soon after.’
    • ‘This 27-year-old British-born former model and scuba-diving instructor stumbled across a colony of almost 100 squatters living in shacks next to passing trains and vermin.’
    • ‘Add in a full tailgate with an opening rear window, and you have the ideal vehicle for taking to the furniture store or transporting all of your scuba-diving gear.’
    • ‘Equally the underwater scuba-diving sequence was cool - but pretty unnecessary to the storyline - such as it was.’
    • ‘Mark Thompson's sets and costumes are serviceable, with perhaps a few too many scuba-diving suits.’
    • ‘The perils of scuba-diving and sunbathing receive attention.’
    • ‘‘I thought you went right from scuba-diving to cowboys,’ Leslie drawled.’


scuba diving

/ˈsko͞obə dīviNG/