Leisure Diving

Why Trust Techopedia

What Does Leisure Diving Mean?

Leisure diving involves striking a relaxed pose midair while jumping into a body of water. It is an Internet meme in which the photographer must snap the picture right before the leisure diver lands in order to capture the effect that the diver is enjoying a moment of relaxation in midair. The photo is then shared online, mostly through social media.

Advertisements

Techopedia Explains Leisure Diving

Leisure diving is similar to coning, owling and planking in that a digital photo is taken for the purposes of sharing it online and provoking a laugh. The photographer has the challenging task of snapping the photo at just the right moment, when the leisure diver is at peak height. While most leisure divers are clad in their swimming suits, some may be fully clothed, perhaps with a drink in their hand. To be a full-fledged leisure diver, one must assume a position that appears to be relaxing, which has been known to include falling asleep on a pillow, cuddling a teddy bear or reading a magazine.

Advertisements

Related Terms

Margaret Rouse
Senior Editor
Margaret Rouse
Senior Editor

Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.