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.
- Also called, especially British, free diving.
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How to use skin diving in a sentence
"Guess I gunned my new skin-diving jet a bit too hard," Tom said sheepishly.
I'd better start with a skin-diving suit made of that molded plastic Arv is turning out.
Next, Tom began tailoring himself a completely new skin-diving suit.
Well, a chance to go skin diving in the Virgin Islands is certainly that—a rare and precious opportunity.The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin
If Steve was to be briefed on skin diving, it sounded like a case that would interest him and Scotty.The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for skin diving
the sport or activity of diving and underwater swimming without wearing a diver's costume
- skin-diver, noun
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