Richard Hyman, author of
FROGMEN The true story of my journeys with Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau - In his personal account of SCUBA diving with Jacques Cousteau, Richard Hyman takes us behind the scenes with Cousteau’s diving team, inside the legendary ship Calypso, and under the sea to some of the world’s most breathtaking underwater SCUBA diving locations.
Cousteau co-invented the aqualung, a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, commonly known as SCUBA in 1943. The advent of the aqualung set divers free from their traditional dependence on breathing air through tethers, allowing them to swim more freely underwater for extended periods of time.
Richard Hyman’s book recounts SCUBA diving on the historic civil war ironclad the USS Monitor and assorted marine life including coral reefs, grouper, and spiny lobsters.u and the crew of Calypso.