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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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immersion hypothermia

Sports; Scuba diving

The lowering of body temperature when a diver is fully immersed in cold water without proper thermal protection.


Sports; Scuba diving

A surface-supplied compressed air apparatus, for use in shallow diving in calm waters. The air is delivered to one or more divers through a long hose.


Sports; Scuba diving

A closed-circuit system which filters exhaled air, then recirculates it for rebreathing by the diver; requires special training and maintenance.

high pressure nervous syndrome (HPNS)

Sports; Scuba diving

A condition which results from breathing Helium under high pressures. Early symptoms of HPNS are sometimes seen as shallow as 300FSW but more commonly over 600FSW. The severity ...

breath-hold diving

Sports; Scuba diving

Diving without life support apparatus, while holding one's breath.


Sports; Scuba diving

A point or side from which the wind blows; in the direction from which the wind blows; as opposed to, leeward.

gauge pressure

Sports; Scuba diving

Pressure exclusive of atmospheric pressure, when diving, gauge pressure is due to the water pressure.