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History of Diving

History of Scuba Diving

When asked about the history of diving, most people will attribute Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and refer to him as the "father" of diving. While this is true of the modern diver, have you ever wondered about the history of diving. Would you be surprised to learn that Alexander the Great had a "diving bell" from which he was lowered into the Mediterranean?

Take a few minutes and discover something new about the early days of diving, and the major achievements made since then. Click Here.

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Guest Contribution, "The History of Scuba Diving: A Deep Dive into the Depths", History Cooperative, November 17, 2019,


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