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Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau

The Sea King

June 11, 1910 - June 25, 1997

The essential underwater adventurer, filmmaker, author, activist, environmentalist in the world, and inventor of the aqualung (the forerunner to today’s scuba regulators). Meet Jacques Cousteau, the Godfather of scuba diving and deep-sea exploration.

Captain Cousteau, arguably the most famous diver of all time, and is the man who took Humankind far below the ocean’s surface through his photography and documentaries. Jacques-Yves Cousteau gave all his life and love to our oceans as a conservationist, explorer, filmmaker, photographer, oceanographer, and author. He spent years crossing and diving the oceans onboard his famous boat Calypso in order to bring the splendor of life below the oceans to the public — in vivid and dazzling color.

During his voyages, Jacques began noticing how humans were relentlessly harming the oceans. To aid in his mission to open our eyes to the intrinsic value of our blue world, Jacques wrote several books and founded the Cousteau Society to educate, save, and protect marine life.

He was and continues to be a real inspiration to all of us lovers of the ocean.

Wherever you are at rest, Captain Cousteau, thank you!  Our dreams of ocean life would not be possible without you.

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."

Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau