skin diving


noun

an underwater sport in which the swimmer, equipped with a lightweight mask, foot fins, and either a snorkel or a portable air cylinder and breathing device, can move about quickly and easily underwater, as for exploring or spear fishing.

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Also called, especially British, free diving.

Origin of skin diving

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for skin diving

skin diving

noun

the sport or activity of diving and underwater swimming without wearing a diver's costume

Derived forms of skin diving

skin-diver, noun
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