Who was the first person to scuba dive?

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.

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