DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible system will be given to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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.
Check this post throughout the dive to read interesting facts about this historic expedition.
Find out how James Cameron will be protected from 36,000 feet of water pressure at the bottom of the Challenger Deep.
“DEEPSEA CHALLENGER had both booms extended and all her lights blazing,” said underwater photographer Simon Christidis. “I tracked her downward until she was swallowed by the darkness.”