Deepest diving vehicle [Unmanned]
Last updated: September 12, 2017 at 20:41 pm
Nereus – A new type of deep-sea robotic vehicle. Nereus successfully reached the deepest area of the world’s ocean by diving to 10,902 m (6.8 miles) on May 31, 2009, at the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean. Nereus was lost after it imploded at a depth of 9,900 m (32,500 ft) during a dive in the Kermadec Trench on May 10, 2014.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.