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>In the present tense, one says "Let's SCUBA", just as one would say "Let's Bomba".

Or, if one is using the common NZ usage, one simply says "diving". The "scuba" is understood, and the only time a qualifier is used is if the diving in question is free diving, i.e., not using scuba equipment.


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use it in shallow water

The scubadiving depth record seems to be around 2300'

http://www.scubaboard.com/t33337/sc957ff02a8dbc8d8389ac1684cb6aa46.html


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The scubadiving depth record seems to be around 2300'

Useful link, Faldage. Thank you.

But somewhat self-defeating if you are defending the use of "scubadiving", is it not?

The title at the top of the page you linked us to reads "SCUBA Depth Record".

The "diving", in "Scuba-diving", probably dates to a time when the sport was young. Rather like "horseless carriage" which eventually became "car".




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self-defeating if you are defending the use of "scubadiving"

Or either you could have read the posts and noticed that, in the first four posts, by four different posters, the word dive in one form or another is used at least five times.

As a newly certified diver…

…the navy using scuba divers…

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So far the deepest dives (2300')…

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…the divers in the link you posted…

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from GUE's "Getting Clear on the Basics: The Fundamentals of Technical Diving" book


But that would probably have been too much trouble.


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But that would probably have been too much trouble

Never too much trouble to remind ourselves that language evolves, and some who use it do not.

No offence, of course.



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remind ourselves that language evolves, and some who use it do not.


Yeah, you're probably right. Still, it's a shame that all those folks who actually do it haven't figured out that you have decided that the use of the term dive is no longer necessary.

On the bright side, it's good to see that you have come around to the majority opinion concerning the difference between snorkels and scuba gear.


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I'm still working on what BOMBA stands for...

Battle over musical...?... Burning old mopeds...?... Bringing out more bloody ale?




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Here you go, Musick

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