Famous Hollywood director, James Cameron, finally succeeded reach the deepest point in the ocean. Cameron made it to the Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the world to reach 11 thousand feet below sea level.
According to National Geographic expedition team member Stephanie Montgomery, Cameron returned to the surface an hour earlier than planned. “He (Cameron) back from the Monday morning dives, and 70 minutes faster than expected,” said Stephanie who told the Guardian.
Cameron succeeded in conquer the Mariana Trench himself after using a special tool called Deepest Challenger. Special equipment was deliberately designed to withstand enormous pressure while diving the Mariana Trench. “The pressure at that depth is almost equal to the three car types SUV hit a human body,” says Stephanie.
Diving activities conducted Cameron is the second in the Mariana Trench. 1960, Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard with a U.S. Navy Captain Don Walsh successfully be the first to conquer the Mariana Trench. Even so, Cameron is the first divers to reach the Mariana Trench alone.
Mariana Trench itself is a point-shaped trench in the seabed to a depth of nearly 11 thousand feet. With depth, which is the peak of Mount Everest the highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,848 meters will sink if placed in the Mariana Trench. Trenches located in the western Pacific Ocean also has an area equivalent to 120 times the Grand Canyon in the U.S..
According to Cameron, the dive is classified as a hazardous activity. Just a little leak in the Deepest Challanger, Cameron said, would make him explode with these tools. “The submarine was going to explode if there is a small leak,” said Cameron.
Cameron himself admitted to not feel afraid or nervous to perform dive it. Cameron said, “While I was diving, we just need to feel confident that they (the designer Deepest Challenger) has worked well.”
Director of the film Titanic and Avatar’s dive to the Mariana Trench to take some samples of marine life in areas untouched. In Cameron’s mission also took video and pictures of underwater life.
Cameron since childhood is known to have an interest in matters relating to the marine world. He also noted’ve done 72 times in the deep sea diving activities. Activity of 72 submarines, 33 of which are used in the filming of Titanic’s record-breaking revenue in a film.