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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) PAGE 1 OF 6
Also known as Captain Cousteau, JYC, and Le Pasha, he was the most famous diver and underwater explorer of the 20th century. During WWII, he served as an officer in the French Navy before joining the Resistance. He co-designed the Aqua-Lung with Émile Gagnan in 1943, thus unlocking the ocean's depths for all of mankind.
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Cousteau, Philippe Tailliez and Frédéric Dumas were known as "Les Mousquemers." Together, they founded the underwater research group, the GERS, in 1945. In 1950, Cousteau converted a retired minesweeper, the Calypso, into an oceanographic vessel aboard which he and his crew would explore the world for nearly 50 years.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) PAGE 3 OF 6
Cousteau's films and books, including The Silent World in 1953, allowed millions of people to discover the world’s oceans, rivers and lakes through his eyes and words. In the 60s, Cousteau led underwater habitat missions in the Mediterranean and Red Sea to prove that Man could live underwater for extended periods.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) PAGE 4 OF 6
Throughout his many decades of exploration and discovery, Jacques-Yves Cousteau became aware of the adverse impact of human activity on the health of the ocean and the planet. As he witnessed first-hand the destructive effects of industrialisation on land and at sea, Cousteau realised that something had to be done.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) PAGE 5 OF 6
Cousteau thus became one of the instigators and one of the most vocal and prominent leaders of the environmental revolution until his death in 1997. His legacy of discovery and environmental stewardship continues to inspire many of today’s most passionate divers and explorers. Merci Commandant!
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) PAGE 6 OF 6
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