- a portable breathing device for free-swimming divers, consisting of a mouthpiece joined by hoses to one or two tanks of compressed air that are strapped on the back.
- scuba diving.
Origin of scuba
Examples from the Web for scuba
The Oculus Rift is a wearable headset that goes over the eyes like a clunky pair of scuba goggles.Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn
October 18, 2014
Accompanied by a guide, viewers can snorkel or scuba dive to the sculptures for an up-close look.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea
April 7, 2014
Scannon found his calling while on a scuba diving trip to Palau, a group of small islands near Japan.Will These Men Ever Come Home? The Search for Missing WWII Pilots in “Vanished”
Jordan Michael Smith
November 14, 2013
If I were on a desert island I would love to have a scuba diving kit.Benedict Cumberbatch’s Revealing Reddit AMA: On Julian Assange’s Letter and Fame
October 11, 2013
Did you know the production crewmembers all had to get scuba certifications?21 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Finding Nemo’
October 10, 2013
The speedboat was there, and so was the Scuba cart, but the rowboat wasn't.
The boys hurried to the room where the Scuba equipment was kept.
When he's wearing his scuba apparatus, he's practically a self-contained submarine.Anything You Can Do
Gordon Randall Garrett
His Scuba was the type that combined the breathing apparatus with the full face plate.The Wailing Octopus
Harold Leland Goodwin
Watch the scuba diver hand feed giant turtles, sting rays and even the menacing moray eels in the Hawaiian Reef Tank.Oahu Traveler's guide
- an apparatus used in skindiving, consisting of a cylinder or cylinders containing compressed air attached to a breathing apparatus
- (as modifier)scuba diving
Word Origin and History for scuba
1952, acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.