The well-known from a number of documentaries, died in June 1997, marine biologist Jacques Cousteau was one of the first, is dedicated to intensive research into the underwater world. While Cousteau had toyed with in his youth of flying, his life was ultimately determined by diving. Numerous books and documentaries, and some inventions are evidence of his deep knowledge of the subject. Using the engineer Gagnan Cousteau developed his undoubtedly greatest inventions, the compressed air bottle. This improved flexibility and range of motion of a diver solid and made a more vigorous exploration of marine life possible. In the 50 years, Cousteau was awarded by Guinness, the famous Irish brewery, an old minesweeper to the present. This he built up in the following years the research ship Calypso and went on a research trip.
His goal was always to the Red Sea in Egypt. Of this he later said it was for him a miracle of the road, where he spent the happiest moments of his life diving. In the Red Sea, near today’s busy Toursimus centers Hurghada and Sharm el Sheik, celebrated the avid diver his first big successes. On an expedition in 1963 was Cousteau’s companion Claude Wesly the first man, who lived for a month underwater. A parrot was the inquisitive mind as life insurance with it.
If the animal by the pressure and oxygen conditions, dead, this warning would have meant the end of the experiment. Cousteau had earlier discovered the first to the wreck of the Thistlegorm, a British freighter in the second World War had been sunk. The cargo of the ship is still largely remained intact. It is to motorcycles and trucks, destined for the British army in North Africa. The wreck is now a popular destination for sport divers. The experiences under the sea Cousteau held firmly in numerous film documentaries, including “World of Silence” and “World Without Sun”, each one an Oscar and won a Golden Lion. In Cousteau’s films is his trademark, the red cap, easy to recognize. In the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau Divers can now walk around the world. Diving in the Red Sea is still an extraordinary experience. The website “Diving the Sea” offers travel information specifically for divers and covers various dive sites in the Red Sea with brief descriptions.