James Cameron reaches the deepest part of the ocean, sends Tweet to tell you about it


It’s a little known fact that while we’ve sent a bunch of people to space and the moon, you can count the number of people that’s been to the bottom of the deepest point on earth with one hand. That glorious fraternity is now joined by award winning director/diving connoisseur James Cameron, who today has reached the deepest point in the ocean in his custom built, one man submersible that’s able to withstand the enormous 15,969 PSI of pressure around him. As a sign of the ages, James sent a tweet from the bottom of the 36,07 feet Marianas Trench’s Challenger Deep, saying that “Just arrived at the ocean’s deepest pt. Hitting bottom never felt so good”. To put the depth in perspective, the 36,070 feet trench is quite lower than the typical cruising altitudes (29,000 feet) of aircraft is high. Cameron’s submersible is armed with a variety of recording devices which include 3D-cameras, so it’s a safe bet that you’ll see the exploits of the Titanic director in an IMAX near you in the near future.

Source: Twitter