The Aqualung: Cousteau's Impact On The World

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau once said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac. He became a member of the naval academy in 1930. He graduated and became a gunnery officer. But, as he was training to be a pilot, a serious car accident caused him to be unable to fly. So it was the ocean that caught his eye. In 1936, he went swimming. It was a breath-taking revelation that affected his future. Cousteau created the aqualung, innovated it and took responsible risks to overcome all of his challenges, and illuminated the world by brightening its view on the ocean.
The aqua-lung is an autonomous scuba created by Jacques Cousteau. “Aqualung is the name that first introduced the world to scuba diving
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“Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau left his mark forever on the planet and the oceans”(Captain, 2015). Without Cousteau's invention, then we wouldn’t have known half as much about the oceans as we do today. “The French marine explorer, inventor, filmmaker. and conservationist sailed the world for much of the late 20th century, educating millions about the Earth’s oceans and its inhabitants-and inspiring there protection”(Than, 2010). His sons and grandsons are part of the Cousteau Society, working to continue Cousteau’s unfinished work. So we might not be all-knowing on the ocean, but we are working our way there, all thanks to Jacques Cousteau. Cousteau said, “If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.” Cousteau created the aqua-lung because he thought something was missing. He innovated the aqua-lung to get rid of the small problems. He illuminated the world by showing the aqua-lung and introducing something new. Jacques Cousteau worked, tweaked, and presented, and it affected the world

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