The oceans bottom that is!
director tweeted around 3:10PM PST that he “just arrived at the ocean’s deepest pt. Hitting bottom never felt so good. Can’t wait to share what I’m seeing w/ you.” At the same time @DeepChallenge, the Twitter page for Cameron’s National Geographic sponsored sub, tweeted “@JimCameron is the first person in history to solo dive to the deepest place on Earth, a record 35,756ft/10,898m” — not quite 7 miles down.
Cameron began the dive in early Sunday morning just southwest of Guam in a specially constructed 12-ton submarine to go down to the bottom of the massive Mariana Trench.
Cameron is scheduled to spend about 6 hours down the bottom of the trench. It’ll take the Deepsea Challenger submarine, which is outfitted with four deep-ocean HD cameras, about 75 minutes to return to the surface.