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James Cameron performs deepest-ever solo sub dive, with a deeper one on the way

Well-known film director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron is no stranger to setting records, but this time, instead of box office gross, he's setting his sights on something more akin to a single-handed lunar landing - a solo trip to the ocean's deepest point, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench off Guam. Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is hard on Cameron's heels but it appears almost certain the genius behind the blockbusters Titanic and Avatar will be the first to get there alone - he just snagged the record for deepest solo dive off Papua, New Guinea on March 6th with a depth of 26,791 feet (8,166 m).

Added: Mar-11-2012 Occurred On: Mar-11-2012
By: scarfilm
Science and Technology
Tags: james, cameron, deep, dive
Location: Papua New Guinea (load item map)
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