Deepest submersible dive [Solo | Men]
Last updated: May 14, 2019 at 4:37 am
10,928 m (35,853 ft) — Victor Vescovo aboard the Limiting Factor (Triton 36000/2 model submersible) | Five Deeps Expedition, April 28, 2019 | ‘Eastern Pool’ of the Challenger Deep. Four hours (248 minutes) were spent on the bottom exploring the basin, which was also the longest period of time ever spent on the bottom of the ocean by an individual. The record immersion was also the deepest submersible dive.
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 manned submersible ever to reach the bottom of the Challenger Deep in 1960, and record holder for the deepest submersible dive for nearly 60 years.
Five Deeps Expedition
James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge
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