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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”. With his words, U-Dive Malta celebrates Jacques Yves Cousteau.
104 years ago a truly great man was born. His contribution to the exploration of the underwater world was significant and his name is pronounced with a great respect.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, (born June 11, 1910, Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France—died June 25, 1997, Paris), French naval officer and ocean explorer, known for his extensive underseas investigations. In 1943 Cousteau and French engineer Émile Gagnan developed the first fully automatic compressed-air Aqua-Lung (scuba apparatus), which allowed divers to swim freely underwater for extended periods of time..