James Cameron

Deep-operating vehicle Deepsea Challenger with a well-known producer James Cameron onboard has risen on a surface of Pacific Ocean after it immersed on the bottom of the Mariana Trench. 

Cameron has become the third person in the world, who plunged into the deepest point of Earth’s oceans. The film-maker reached Challenger Deep – a depression with a depth almost 11 km - and has stayed at the bottom for about six hours during which he collected samples of an underwater ground, plants and living organisms.

12-ton Deepsea Challenger, painted in bright green colour, was fitted out with all necessary equipment for photo, video and three-dimensional shooting. The shots by Cameron will be a basis for a non-fiction movie, which will be presented on the National Geographic channel.


Can't wait to share what I'm seeing w/ you” – Cameron has Twitted.

The Mariana Trench had been reached only once before. In 1960 a Swiss engineer, Jacques Piccard, and Don Walsh, a US navy captain, on a sub called “Trieste” made their dive to the deepest point of the ocean.

The preparation for the current expedition to the Mariana Trench took more than 7 years. The Deepsea Challenger was made in Australia with the support of the National Geographic Society and Rolex.