Albert Falco, a French scuba diving veteran and champion of underwater conservation, passed away on April 21, 2012 at age 84 after a long illness. He was one of the longest-serving diving companions of Jacques Cousteau, Chief Diver, and later Captain of the RV Calypso. Albert lived in France and was passionate about preserving aquatic ecosystems.

Albert enjoyed creating and sharing short films for environmental organizations such as Martinique Vidéo Sub, Earth and Sea Images. According to, “His films aim to protect the ocean and the riches it conceals; to create marine reserves in order to save aquatic species facing extinction; and to teach children about the environment.”

A very informative book aboutAlbert’s early life and his life of adventure was published in 1977 called “FALCO, Chief diver of the Calypso” by Albert Falco & Philippe Diole.

Falco was also on the Board of Advisors (the Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board) of ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Related Links:
Albert Falco’s Facebook Page
Albert Falco, The Oceanaute on Vimeo