BASHA with the Cousteau Society


rana gear, marc lonergan-hertel
Marc had the fantastic opportunity to join the family of the late Jacques Yves Cousteau with the US based team in Hampton, VA and at the University of Rhode Island Ocean Engineering Dept.

Here Marc started planning expeditions to the South Pacific and the recreation of the original Cousteau expedition called The Silent World.

rana gear, Marc Lonergan-Hertel, cousteau society

It is with his experiences with Cousteau that Marc started exploring the remote archipelagos of the South Pacific atolls and eventually took the first working models of the BASHA to the Marshall Islands for testing and development of the latest and greatest fabrics for the blanket.

rana gear, basha south pacific