Deepest submersible dive [Solo | Men]
Last updated: May 18, 2018 at 17:24 pm
10,898.4 m (35,756 ft) — On March 26, 2012, Canadian film director James Cameron made the first solo descent to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in Earth’s ocean sea floor. Cameron reached the record solo depth aboard the Deepsea Challenger, a 7.3-m (24 ft) deep-diving submersible. The Deepsea Challenger is only one-tenth the weight of the bathyscaphe Trieste, the first and only other manned submersible ever to reach the bottom of the Challenger Deep in 1960, and still the record holder for the deepest submersible dive.
James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge
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