In March 2012, film director James Cameron became the first person in history to solo dive the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the Mariana Trench and the world, a staggering 6.8 miles (35,756 feet) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
For the dive, Cameron descended into the trench for more than two and a half hours aboard his custom-built 24-foot submersible, Deepsea Challenger, which actually shrank in size considerably due to the enormous pressure.
Now, more than two years later, Cameron is releasing “Deepsea Challenge 3D”, a documentary film chronicling his record breaking solo dive and the seven years of preparation that led up to it.
The film opened in U.S. theaters on Friday.
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