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
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
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.
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