James Cameron’s underwater film
James Cameron’s next venture will be to the centre of the earth. Descending into the Mariana Trench, the deepest point in our oceans in the Pacific, Cameron will go where no man has gone in the last 50 years.
The submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER will be solo handled by Cameron while filming the ocean’s trench in 3D. The film director will spend six hours alone in the green submarine.
Entering an alien world, Cameron will see some extreme natural habitats with up to 4,000 species living under the pressure of 50 jumbo jets piled right on top.
In the six hours timespan, the sub will be travelling down 6.8 miles (11 km) deep. The dive is part of Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge project, co-sponsored by National Geographic, which will take him and a crew of engineers, scientists and filmmakers to explore the ocean trenches. Along with recording them in 3D, the submarine is designed to collect soil samples as well as pick up tiny species that live in the darkness of the ocean.
The vessel is vertically designed to carry one passenger and has an 8-foot (2.4 meter) tall LED spotlight feature. He hopes to inspire people in exploration and scientific study for future deep sea discoveries.
His diving experience saw him completing 72 dives to date. “I’ve always dreamed of diving to the deepest place in the oceans,” said Cameron. “For me it went from a boyhood fantasy to a real quest, like climbing Everest.”