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 (ăk′wə-lŭng′, ä′kwə-)
A trademark for an underwater breathing apparatus.


(ˈæk wə, ˈɑ kwə)
Trademark. a brand of scuba apparatus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aqua-lung - a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under waterAqua-Lung - a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
breathing apparatus, breathing device, breathing machine, ventilator - a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
cylinder - a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air
oxygen mask - a breathing device that is placed over the mouth and nose; supplies oxygen from an attached storage tank
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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Recreational diving in North America traces its roots to 1948 when Jacques Cousteau convinced Rene Bussoz to import self-contained underwater breathing units he called Aqua-Lungs, but it wasn't until the late 1960s that the term "scuba diver" became the accepted name for Aqua-Lung users.
Cousteau, who also co-developed the Aqua-lung (now known as SCUBA) and pioneered marine conservation, presented the professor with a primitive compressor and two tubes for diving.
French undersea explorer and inventor of the aqua-lung.
But after he helped perfect the aqua-lung in the 1940s, the Frenchman embarked on an odyssey across the oceans, pioneering scuba diving and becoming an international celebrity.
A pioneer of scuba gear, he along with engineer Emile Gagnan, co-created the Aqua-Lung, a twin-hose underwater breathing apparatus - which was scuba gear in its earliest form.
As co-inventor of the Aqua-Lung and pioneer of underwater photography and filmmaking, Cousteau (in his trademark red cap) sailed the world for nearly 60 years.
Haywood used lead weights to mark out a grid on the sandy ocean floor and searched meticulously, helped by local divers who used underwater floodlights and aqua-lung breathing gear.
Together, Cousteau and Gagnan developed and patented an underwater breathing apparatus which they named the Aqua-Lung.
He was also an environmentalist and inventor who co-developed the Aqua-Lung, created a one-man jet-propelled submarine and helped start the first manned undersea colonies.
By the same token, you may see aqua-lung divers attaching cables to long-forgotten submerged logs in mill ponds next to sawmills and waterways around the Northwest.
a leading provider of order automation business solutions for the apparel, footwear and sporting goods industries, has announced that Aqua-Lung America, one of the world's best brands in aquatic equipment, has purchased Escape(TM) for their sales force order management system.