Check this post throughout the dive to read interesting facts about this historic expedition.
After years of preparation, James Cameron, at approximately 2 p.m. ET (4 a.m., local time), began descending solo to Earth’s deepest point.
After years of preparation, James Cameron now may be just hours from attempting his unprecedented solo dive.
I’m Patty Fryer, a marine geologist from the University of Hawai’i. I was invited by Jim Cameron to participate in this expedition, and, having arrived, I am now sitting in the Mermaid Sapphire’s galley, where there is good Internet connectivity—and tea.
“There are a thousand ways to die on this project—it makes your BASE jumping look positively safe,” said John Garvin. I replied, “Either you don’t know how dangerous BASE jumping is, or this is one of the most extreme undertakings in the history of risk.” In retrospect, both statements are true.