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.”
As of 5:52 p.m. ET (7:52 a.m. on Monday, local time), James Cameron has arrived at the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep.