The Final Conversation
Cameron has a final conversation with ocean explorer and U.S. Navy Capt. Don Walsh, right, just before the hatch on the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible is closed and the voyage to the deepest part of the ocean begins.
Into the Hatch
Cameron slides into the hatch of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER.
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Down to the Sea
The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible carrying filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron is hoisted into the Pacific Ocean on its way to the “Challenger Deep.”Cameron slides into the hatch of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER.
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James Cameron gives two thumbs up as he emerges from the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible 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.
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Cameron is congratulated by ocean explorer and U.S. Navy Capt. Don Walsh, right, after completing the first ever solo dive 35,756 feet down to the “Challenger Deep,” the lowest part of the Mariana Trenchl, as part of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE. Walsh took the same journey to the bottom of the Mariana Trench 52 years ago in the bathyscaphe Trieste, with Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard.
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