Jacques Yves Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC (French: [ʒak iv kusto]; commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. Continue reading

SCUBA: Aqualung by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emil Gagnan

Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan, French naval engineers and divers, developed the Aqualung, a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). Continue reading

First Automated Underwater Gas Production Station

On September 1988 the French petrochemical firm Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine, completed the first underwater automated plant to gather natural gas, named Skuld. Continue reading

Underwater Excavation of a Shipwreck

Some sponge divers in 1900 found a shipwreck off the island of Antikythera, Greece (thats near Crete) at a depth of about 170 feet (50-60 meters). Continue reading

Undersea cable network between Japan and USA

The first undersea fiberoptic cable network began operation in August 2001, between Japan and USA, this was a joint venture between American and Japanese telecommunications companies, connecting Japan to the U.S. mainland via Hawaii.
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