Jacques-Yves 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. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung (SCUBA).
Jacques Cousteau - Through his books, documentaries, unending research about the world’s oceans and inhabitants - and his deep belief we should be stewards of the oceans - he did more than anyone else to further our knowledge of this vast liquid portion of our globe. Inventor of the Aqua-Lung in the 1940s, it has evolved into the SCUBA equipment used today by divers worldwide, including me. His son and grandson have followed in his work and continue to educate more generations.