See James Cameron emerge from the deepest point on Earth after taking a submarine to the Mariana Trench
Avatar film director James Cameron has completed the world’s first solo dive to the deepest-known point on Earth, reaching the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench southwest of Guam in a specially designed submarine.
The filmmaker arrived at the site known as “Challenger Deep” shortly before 8 a.m. local time on Monday, reaching a depth of 35,756 feet, or roughly 7 miles beneath the ocean’s surface, said the National Geographic Society, which is overseeing the expedition.
“Hitting bottom never felt so good. Can’t wait to share what I’m seeing w/ you,” the 57-year-old filmmaker said on Twitter, just after he touched down. (Photos: Reuters/National Geographic/Mark Thiessen)