self-contained underwater breathing apparatus


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Related to self-contained underwater breathing apparatus: Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
A device consisting of one or more tanks of compressed breathable gases—‘air’—in optimised ratios, a regulator that can be adjusted to regulate the flow of air, and a meter to indicate the amount of ‘air’ remaining in the tanks
Risks Barotrauma, lung overinflation, decompression illness, death (±150/year, US)

self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

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scuba

A device used by swimmers and divers that enables them to breathe underwater. The mask worn is watertight and is connected to a tank of compressed air.
See: bends
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