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Old 26-03-2012, 06:11   #1
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Deepest Solo Dive

James Cameron back on surface after deepest ocean dive

“Hollywood director James Cameron has returned to the surface after plunging nearly 11km (seven miles) down to the deepest place in the ocean, the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.

He made the solo descent in a submarine called Deepsea Challenger, taking over two hours to reach the bottom.

He spent more than three hours exploring the ocean floor, before a speedy ascent back to the surface...

... This is only the second manned expedition to the ocean's deepest depths - the first took place in 1960.

The earlier descent was made by US Navy Lt Don Walsh and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard...”

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And ➥ Cameron's Historic Dive Cut Short by Leak; Few Signs of Life Seen
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Old 26-03-2012, 06:26   #2
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I would think that he, and Bob Ballard, sleep soundly at night
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Sigh... oh, to dream... Between the deep ocean and space I would choose the ocean multiple times over.

Can you imagine? Compared to 100s of people been to space, there was only 1 other person who saw Mariana Trench live before him. And we still don't know much of what's going on at those depths, what creatures live there, etc. It's as misterious as the space, only right at our boat steps.
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I can't wait to see pictures.
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Old 26-03-2012, 08:57   #5
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Un real !! sailed over this place a few times, never thought about anyone diving to this depth !! Nothing like being the first to really SEE someplace like that !! Never been the first for something like that !! Been to places that seemed to be Pristine at the time but somebody had always been there before me LOL Ive been back to places I saw in the 50s and the early 60s And in most of them things have really changed and not for the better LOL AHHH well theres still a few wild places left for those of us who still look !! I hope hes a happy man he sure did something all of us would love to do !! Like to shake his hand ! Con Grats Fella !!
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