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  • noun a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus


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  • He was a pioneer who broke barriers with his inventions such as the aqua-lung, scuba diving apparatuses and submersibles; his name became synonymous with underwater exploration, ocean photography and conservation; and I believe he did more than anyone to enlighten the world about the complexity of the ocean's ecology and the importance of preserving it.

    Jean-Michel Cousteau: Remembering Jacques Cousteau: Carrying on the Legacy on His 100th Birthday

  • Cousteau was the pioneering French oceanographer and filmmaker as well as a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who even developed the aqua-lung.

    Filmstalker: Jacques-Yves Cousteau 3D biographical film

  • Jacques Cousteau is credited with major improvements in scuba gear, and generally seen as the father of the aqua-lung and modern diving.

    Slurp Gun

  • I can understand how frustrating it is to have a 20-year-old hobbyist question your article on the aqua-lung when you're Jacques freaking PhD Cousteau.


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