snuba

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of snorkel and scuba [1]

Noun[edit]

snuba (uncountable)

  1. (sports) A combination of snorkeling and scuba diving where the swimmer uses the fins, mask, and breathing apparatus commonly used in scuba diving, but the oxygen tanks usually strapped to the back are instead attached to floating rafts that remain on the water's surface.[2][3]
    • 2001, Christie Stilson, Maui and Lanaʻi, Ninth Edition,[1][2] Prima, ISBN 9780761529576, page 400:
      This isn’t scuba, or even snuba, but simply underwater walking!
    • 2008, Charles Hammersley, “Snuba”, in Michael Lück (editor), The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments, CABI, ISBN 978-1-84593-350-0, page 439:
      One raft will support two snuba-divers. ¶ [] Orientation for the snuba activity is usually about 30 min, followed by a 30-min undersea experience.
    • 2010, Marcie and Rick Carroll, The Unofficial Guide to Hawaii, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-53325-3, page 290:
      A fun alternative in the sea is a “snuba” tour, where snorkelers can go underwater tethered by a breathing tube to an air-supply float on the surface.

Usage notes[edit]

Snuba diving is known in tropical tourist locations such as Hawaii.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Patent: Underwater Diving System", USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database: 1990-04-24. URL accessed on 26 April 2010.
  2. ^ Briley, John, "Scuba on a Leash", washingtonpost.com: Style Live: Travel, Washington Post Company, 1998-11-15. Retrieved on 26 April 2010.
  3. ^ Jackson, Kristin, "Snuba Diving Offers A Chance To Experience Rapture Of The Shallows", Seattle Times, Seattle Times Company, 1995-01-22. Retrieved on 26 April 2010.
  4. ^ Tsutsumi, Cheryl, "Snuba Tours Open Underwater World To Everyone", archives.starbulletin.com, Star Bulletin, 2007-06-17. Retrieved on 26 April 2010.

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