At dawn this morning, after steaming southwest all night, Mermaid Sapphire arrived at Ulithi, the nearest land to Challenger Deep.
View launch photos of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron of before and after his successful solo dive to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The dive was part of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE , a joint scientific expedition by Cameron, the National Geographic Society and Rolex to conduct deep-ocean research.
In a state-of-the-art submersible, James Cameron reached the deepest point of the Mariana Trench.
James Cameron completes record-breaking Mariana Trench dive.
“He’s on the bottom. His depth is 35,756 feet. All systems are performing well.”