Please tell me how the topic of Scuba Diving fits the definition of sport from dictionary.com is:

  1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc. 2. a particular form of this, especially in the out of doors. 3. diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime. 4. jest; fun; mirth; pleasantry: What he said in sport was taken seriously. 5. mockery; ridicule; derision: They made sport of him.

I can not, it is a hobby recreational activity that should stand in its own right.

Proposal: Sports

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  • It might not be competitive but there are skills and physical and mental required. this is why i think scuba diving should be included – FLY Feb 7 '12 at 10:24

Scuba was originally cited in this thread to be merged with sports, but since scuba is largely a recreational activity and a profession (and less so a "sport"), I re-opened the Scuba proposal to let it continue development.

The original followers of that proposal are free to remain 'committed' to the merged Sport proposal or to remove their commitment.

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  • Thank you for that. You'll find that divers will be more likely to commit to the Scuba proposal if it is on it's own. Professional divers in particular would be reluctant to "talk shop" in an area where their advice might risk being misconstrued by novices as a license to use techniques and equipment that they haven't received sufficient training for. – S.Robins Feb 8 '12 at 0:28
  • Even though I'm a big fan of the Sports merge, I'm glad to see reason applied. Even though I know those that take their diving so seriously they train physically for it, I would also agree that it holds a strong case for being standalone, and find it excellent that Stack Exchange's democratic process is alive and well. – corsiKa Feb 8 '12 at 7:42

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