PEER INTO THE DEPTHS
Aqua Lung makes snorkeling and scuba gear for beginners and experts, adult- and child-size alike.
California-based aqua lung takesitsname from the machine that Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnon invented in 1942. The Aqua Lung was the precursor to what we know today as scuba diving equipment, the single invention that spawned decades’ worth of innovations that let people explore beneath the water’s surface. ¶ Now, Aqua Lung makes all kinds of gear, including an array of masks in various styles, colors and sizes. Fields of view can be square or rounded and single- or double-paned. Masks can be used with or without a snorkel. Lenses can be clear or blue, to block high-energy visible light (sometimes called “blue light”). Straps can be wide or narrow, with single or multiple parts. The idea is to help everyone feel comfortable and have a good view, no matter the shape of their face or the
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. —jacques cousteau
type of snorkeling and diving they want to do. ¶ For yachtsmen looking to change up their underwater game, Aqua Lung also offers a bevy of accessories. The Heat Zip Hood can keep divers warm in cooler waters, while hooded jackets made of nylon and spandex can help boaters retain body heat after coming back to the boat. Gear bags are available to pack everything away, then collapse for stowage aboard yachts where lazarette space is at a premium. ¶ Aqua Lung also makes men’s and women’s wetsuits, rash guards and drysuits in various thicknesses and styles, so there is always a good fit no matter the conditions. Gloves come in basic and extra-grip styles, and boots come in high- or low-ankle designs. ¶ The upshot is that no matter how you like to explore underwater, you can do so comfortably. Which, of course, means staying out longer, the most fun of all.