Aqua Lung appointed Philippe Cousteau (grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau) and his wife Ashlan Gorse Cousteau as the company’s global ocean ambassadors.

The partnership was named as the brand said it will be attending the Paris International Dive Show taking place from January 11 to 14 at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles in Paris.

The Cousteaus discussed the partnership as well as their current projects in conservation and ocean exploration during a press conference held on the main stage on Saturday January 12.

Aqua Lung said that 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.

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