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