SCUBA gear
Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus Self`-con*tained" Underwater Breathing Apparatus, n. A portable device to allow divers to breathe while under water, consisting of one or two tanks of compressed air which are strapped onto the back of the diver, and are connected by tubing to a mouthpiece through which the diver receives the air from the tanks at rate adjustable by a valve; -- called also {SCUBA}, {SCUBA gear}, or {SCUBA apparatus}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Healthways (scuba gear company) — Healthways was a firm which made scuba gear. Dick Klein founded it. It went bankrupt in 1963; its successor company is Scubapro. It was one of the five original USA diving gear makers: U.S. Divers, Healthways, Voit, Dacor, Swimaster. Healthways… …   Wikipedia

  • Porpoise (make of scuba gear) — Porpoise is a tradename for scuba developed by Ted Eldred in Australia and made there from the late 1940 s onwards. It included:A make of diving oxygen rebreatherThis rebreather was developed by Ted Eldred in the late 1940 s and early 1950 s.… …   Wikipedia

  • Mares (scuba gear company) — Mares is a manufacturer of scuba equipment. Founded in 1949 by Ludovico Mares in Rapallo, Italy, the company initially made diving masks and spearguns. It has since expanded to become one of the largest scuba manufacturers, having merged with US… …   Wikipedia

  • scuba diving — scuba diver. the activity or recreation of diving or exploring underwater through use of a scuba device. Also called scuba. [1960 65] * * * Swimming done underwater with a self contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba), as opposed to skin… …   Universalium

  • scuba diving — n. the act or recreation of swimming and exploring underwater with the aid of scuba gear scuba diver n …   English World dictionary

  • Scuba set — A scuba diver in usual sport diving gear A scuba set is an independent breathing set that provides a scuba diver with the breathing gas necessary to breathe underwater during scuba diving. It is much used for sport diving and some sorts of work… …   Wikipedia

  • Scuba diving — Not to be confused with Self contained breathing apparatus, which describes breathing sets used out of water. Scuba diver Scuba diving ( SCUBA originally being an acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus, now widely considered a… …   Wikipedia

  • scuba diver — noun an underwater diver who uses scuba gear • Hypernyms: ↑diver, ↑frogman, ↑underwater diver * * * noun : one who swims under water with the aid of scuba gear • scuba dive intransitive verb • scuba diving …   Useful english dictionary

  • SCUBA — Self contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus Self con*tained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, n. A portable device to allow divers to breathe while under water, consisting of one or two tanks of compressed air which are strapped onto the back of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SCUBA apparatus — Self contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus Self con*tained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, n. A portable device to allow divers to breathe while under water, consisting of one or two tanks of compressed air which are strapped onto the back of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”