Fabien Cousteau was born to be an aquanaut. The grandson of the famed explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau learned how to scuba dive at the age of four. His latest mission: building the habitat and operating an underwater habitat and research station that would be one of the largest ever built, named Proteus.
The habitat will take three years to complete and will cost an estimated $135 million. It will be located 60 feet underwater in a marine protected area off the coast of Curaçao, an island in the Caribbean Sea. And it will have room for up to 12 people to live underwater for weeks—possibly even months—at a time.
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