The director James Cameron arrived on Sunday to the seabed deep, the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, becoming the first person to get in the last half century.
Cameron, director of Titanic (1997), dipped to 10,898 meters deep in a submarine designed for the occasion in order to explore and record the place. During the dive, the director tweeted: "Hitting bottom has never been so enjoyable."
The only fall to the bottom of this pit he made in 1960 the U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard Swiss oceanographer who went there only 20 minutes. Cameron took two hours to get to the bottom of the pit. His ship is equipped with cameras and lights so you can shoot in the dark. Before diving, the filmmaker said making the descent was "the realization of a dream."
I grew up in a time when people lived reality of science fiction, "said Cameron." The astronauts went to the moon and (Jacques) Cousteau explored the ocean. That's what I grew up and what he valued in my childhood. "
The submarine Deepsea Challenger was manufactured in Australia. Cameron spent the last years working in secret with his team of engineers in the design and construction of the device, which weighs 11 tons and is over seven meters long.
He describes it as a "torpedo vertical" that glides through the water allowing a rapid decrease. The small compartment in which the filmmaker traveled is made of heavy gauge steel and can withstand 1,000 atmospheres, the pressure at the maximum depth experience.
The submarine has so many lights and cameras that looks like a television studio submarine. The director intends to release a documentary about his fall. The multimillion-dollar expedition Cameron, who has been financed by himself, the Rolex watch brand and National Geographic, is the first manned mission to the maximum depth underwater half a century.