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Cousteau Society

Cousteau Society Review

The Cousteau Society operates a compact gallery displaying underwater photos, models of the research vessels Calypso and Alcyone, and diving equipment from the past and present. Artifacts from famed explorer-environmentalist Jacques-Yves Cousteau's expeditions are displayed, such as a pair of minisubs, one fully equipped and one reduced to its pressure sphere; a recompression chamber from the 1950s; and a clear plastic shark cage, along with the diver's journal describing his eye-to-eye experiences. Cousteau films from various expeditions run continuously. Free parking is available at the parking garage next door.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 710 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton, VA | Map It
  • Phone: 757/722–9300
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Nov.–Apr. 14, Wed.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–3; Apr. 15–May 29 and Sept. 5–Oct. 31, Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–3; May 30–Sept. 4, daily 9:30–4
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  • Location: Hampton

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