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Wall Diving
Occurs on rock and reefs that run vertically, usually run from shallow to deep.
Warm Water trip
Any trip taking you to 75'+ water. Like the Caribbean & South Pacific.
Water capacity
Of a cylinder: The internal volume. The amount of water it would hold at ambient pressure at 20 C (68 F)
Water Pressure
Force per unit area exerted by the weight of water, each 33 feet of sea water exerts a pressure equivalent to one atmosphere, or 14.7psa.
Weighting system
Weights, generally made of lead, to counteract the buoyancy of other diving equipment, and the belts, pockets or harnesses used to support them.
Welding shield
Cover for the viewport area of a helmet or mask to filter excessive light and UV when welding or oxy-arc cutting.
Wet bell
A cable-suspended chamber, open at the bottom, that is lowered underwater to operate as a base or a means of transport for a small number of divers.
Wet filling
Filling scuba cylinders using a water bath for cooling the cylinders.
Wet pot
Water filled hyperbaric chamber.
Wet Suit
Any suit that provides thermal protection underwater by trapping a layer of water betweens the diver's skin and the suit.
Wheel
A dive table used to plan muti-level dives.
Whip
Flexible high pressure gas hose with connector at the free end, used for temporary connections. e.g. Filling whip, for filling cylinders, Oxygen whip for oxygen transfer, Blending whip, for decanting gases when blending gas, etc.
Whip Check
A cable or webbing strap connecting a hose end to the attachment point in addition to the hose end fitting, which restrains the movement of the hose if the connection is broken under pressure. Whip checks connecting two hose ends may also be attached to an anchor point to limit motion further if this is practicable.
Windward
A point or side from which the wind blows; in the direction from which the wind blows; as opposed to, leeward.
Wreck Diving
Diving on natural or man-made shipwrecks; specialty courses are available.
Wrist slate
A small plastic writing surface attached to the diver's wrist. Can come with mutiple slates and a pencil.

There are 16 scuba glossary terms listed.

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