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
Words nearby skin diving
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Example sentences from the Web for skin diving
I'd better start with a skin-diving suit made of that molded plastic Arv is turning out.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung|Victor Appleton
British Dictionary definitions for skin diving
the sport or activity of diving and underwater swimming without wearing a diver's costume
Derived forms of skin divingskin-diver, noun
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