What was before scuba?
In early Greece and Rome, people used to swim or dive while holding their breath or by using makeshift breathing apparatuses like hollow plant stems. This was commonly practiced during combat or while gathering food and materials from the ocean. We have come a long way since then.
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.
How did diving begin?
In its more elaborate, acrobatic form, diving originated in Europe early in the 19th century as a diversion of gymnasts and as a competitive sport in the late 19th century. It became a part of the swimming program of the Olympic Games in 1904 and developed rapidly through the first half of the 20th century.
Who invented diving mask?
In 1825, English inventor William James created a dive helmet that got air from a reservoir in the form of a cylindrical iron belt that held 450 psi. The helmet was made from either thin copper or leather, had a viewing window, and provided enough air for seven minutes underwater.