VISTA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Aqua Lung, the iconic brand and diving sector leader, will be attending the Paris International Dive Show taking place from 11 to 14 January 2019 at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles in Paris. The brand will take advantage of this occasion to unveil an exceptional partnership with Philippe Cousteau (grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau) and his wife Ashlan Gorse Cousteau as the company’s Global Ocean Ambassadors.

Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau. Photo Credit: Richard Brooks

The Cousteaus will discuss the partnership as well as their current projects in conservation and ocean exploration during a press conference held on the main stage on Saturday 12 January 2019 from 1pm to 2pm

The Cousteau couple return to a port of call

2019 sees the adventurous duo, Philippe Cousteau and his wife Ashlan Gorse Cousteau, become the official Aqua Lung Global Ocean Ambassadors. As award-winning filmmakers, explorers and ocean conservationists, Philippe and Ashlan are continuing in the spirit of the legacy of Philippe’s grandfather Jacques and father Philippe Sr. by focusing their career on inspiring and educating the world about the critical need to protect and enhance our oceans.  Through films, documentaries, books, public events and their non-profit EarthEcho International they have become globally recognized environmental leaders in their own right.

Common development prospects for Aqua Lung

This partnership will enable Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau to collaborate with Aqua Lung and provide their expertise, vision and inspiration to the company.

Their goal is to provide innovative solutions and develop sales while remaining loyal to the heritage passed on by Jacques-Yves Cousteau which is firmly established in the brand’s DNA.

“Thriving oceans, thriving people”

Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau will also be involved in developing special products while working with Aqua Lung to gradually eliminate virgin plastic from the company’s different product and packaging ranges.

Retailers and consumers must think differently with regard to plastic by producing or using increasingly innovative and attractive packaging that is above all useful and designed to avoid being thrown away.

All of the initiatives undertaken will have the same goal: working with partners and other players in this sector to shape the future of scuba diving.

About Aqua Lung

Aqua Lung pioneered the creation of modern diving equipment in 1943 when Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau teamed with Emile Gagnan to develop the first “aqua-lung” that made underwater exploration possible. Today, the brand continues to be the leading global designer and manufacturer of dive and water sports gear. With a deep commitment to quality, research and testing, Aqua Lung has revolutionized the scuba diving experience by setting industry standards for scuba equipment in technology, comfort, safety and design. The company’s rich history as an expert in the dive and water sports industry has led to the demand of Aqua Lung equipment for recreational, technical and military applications in more than 90 countries around the world, under the brand names Aqua Lung, Aqua Sphere, MP Michael Phelps, Apeks, O.ME.R, U.S. Divers, and Stohlquist. For more information, visit www.aqualung.com               

 

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