COUSTEAU, Simone (née Melchior)

France (1919-1990)

Last updated: October 17, 2017 at 21:06 pm

First woman scuba diver and aquanaut; made her first dives in the Mediterranean Sea in the summer of 1943; spent four days inside the Starfish House habitat during Conshelf II; first wife and business partner of Jacques-Yves Cousteau; mother of Jean-Michel Cousteau (1938) and Philippe Cousteau (1940); a.k.a. La Bergère (The Shepherdess).

Diving Almanac Feature Link:

Simone Melchior Cousteau | 10 outstanding women every scuba diver should know!

Honours and Awards:

Women Divers Hall of Fame (2013)

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Jeffrey Gallant

Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac & Book of Records. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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