James Cameron has reached the bottom of the world’s deepest undersea trench, a statement from the National Geographic Society has revealed.
The director of the hit movie “Titanic” achieved the feat on 8 a.m. on Monday. The feat is the first time a person has dove alone into the bottom of the Marianas Trench.
Travelling for two hours and 36 minutes before reaching the depth of 35,756 feet, Cameron reportedly said “all systems OK” after he reached the bottom of the undersea trench.
Cameron, whose latest hit movie is the 3D blockbuster “Avatar”, is said to spend six hours at the depth filming and collecting samples.
The veteran director achieved the feat using a special submarine he and his team of scientists built and named “Deepsea challenger”.
Cameron has also previous said that the expedition to the bottom of the Marianas Trench is the result of seven years of planning.
The first and last time the bottom of the Marianas Trench was reached was when Jacques Piccard, an engineer from Switzerland, and Don Walsh, a U.S. Navy Captain, successfully dove to the point in 1960 using a submarine.