When did scuba diving get invented?
1943: Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnan invented and made an open‑circuit diving breathing set, using a demand regulator which Gagnan modified from a demand regulator used to let a petrol‑driven car run on a big bag of coal‑gas carried on its roof during war me shortages of petrol. Cousteau had his first dives with it.
Who invented scuba technology in 1943?
1943. French naval officer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Air Liquide engineer Emile Gagnan develop an autonomous diving system with a demand regulator, the scaphandre autonome. It would soon be called “Aqua-Lung,” after Cousteau coined the word for English-speaking countries.
What is the point of scuba diving?
Scuba diving is mainly done for the attraction of the unattainable undersea world. It is one area of nature that mankind has not been able to fully control, we simply are not able to breathe underwater.
What’s the most common scuba diving injury?
The most common injury in divers is ear barotrauma (Box 3-03). On descent, failure to equalize pressure changes within the middle ear space creates a pressure gradient across the eardrum.