When did the first person go scuba diving?
Underwater pioneer Jacques Cousteau pays homage to diving’s roots. Determining who the first scuba diver was kind of depends on whom you ask. Many diving historians point to an Englishman named William James, who in 1825 invented what is commonly agreed to be the first open-circuit scuba system.
When did Sylvia Earle start exploring?
In the 1970s, Sylvia traveled the world with scientific expeditions to Panama, China, The Indian Ocean, the Galapagos, and the Bahamas. She met underwater photographer Al Giddings and they began to collaborate on a number of projects. In 1977 they made their first voyage to follow the sperm whales.
Who invented scuba technology in 1943?
1943. French naval officer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Air Liquide engineer Emile Gagnan develop an autonomous diving system with a demand regulator, the scaphandre autonome. It would soon be called “Aqua-Lung,” after Cousteau coined the word for English-speaking countries.