Aqua-Lung


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Aq·ua-Lung

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

(ˈæk wə, ˈɑ kwə)
Trademark. a brand of scuba apparatus.
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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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Jean-Michel, who first dived with an aqua-lung in 1945 when he was seven-years-old, meanwhile, used his blog to highlight the importance of the whales.
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. Won an Oscar for his 1956 film The Silent World.
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.