A term used to describe a maneuver in first-person shooters (specifically Call of Duty 4 and Battlefield 2) where a player jumps out of concealment or when under fire, then immediately, once on the ground, goes prone and returns fire. In the case of ambushing another player, the dolphin dive takes advantage of the speed of a running jump to surprise a player and throw off his aim and the concealment of the prone position that follows to prevent taking fire once the enemy becomes oriented. In this case, a single combatant is sometimes able to take on multiple enemies at once.
Their top player had mastered the dolphin dive and was deadly when ambushing enemies.
by YamaMotorola April 30, 2008