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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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shallow water blackout

Sports; Scuba diving

A sudden unconsciousness, from hypoxia, that occurs among some breath hold dives. Often occurs near the surface after a deeper dive, hence "Shallow Water".

atmosphere absolute (ATA)

Sports; Scuba diving

The atmospheric pressure at sea level. It’s often measured with a barometer.


Sports; Scuba diving

Invertebrates that secrete an internal, hard skeleton structure composed of calcium carbonate, which is absorbed from the surrounding water.

skin diving

Sports; Scuba diving

Another name for breath-hold diving; diving without the use of a breathing equipment (may include a snorkel).

hydrostatic test

Sports; Scuba diving

Pressure test in which the tank is filled with water instead of air and raised to five thirds the maximum working pressure, causing the water to expand and be displaced.


Sports; Scuba diving

The degree to which a gas is dissolved in the blood or tissues, full saturation occurs when the pressure of gas dissolved in the blood or tissues is the same as the surrounding ...

decompression stop

Sports; Scuba diving

On ascent from a dive, a specified time spent at a specific depth, for the purpose of nitrogen off-gassing. When not mandatory it is called a safety stop.