COUSTEAU, Simone (née Melchior)

France (1919-1990)

Last updated: March 23, 2020 at 18:54 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).

Women Divers Hall of Fame (2013)

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