Sources: ONE News and National Geographic
Two of Cameron’s passions—filmmaking and diving—blended in his work on the movies The Abyss and Titanic. The latter required him to make 12 submersible dives to the wreck itself, two and a half miles down in the North Atlantic. Bitten by the deep-ocean exploration bug, Cameron formed Earthship Productions to make documentary films about ocean exploration and conservation.
DEEPSEA CHALLENGE was the eighth deep-ocean expedition Cameron led. His engineering team spent seven years building the unique manned submersible capable of diving to the ocean’s greatest depths. In March 2012, he piloted the sub (called the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER) to the Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench, at a depth of 35,787 feet (6.77 miles/10.90 km).
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