26 Mar 2012

James Cameron solo dives to deepest part of the ocean in the Mariana Trench

2:44 pm on 26 March 2012

The film director James Cameron has become the first person to solo dive to the deepest part of the ocean.

In his one-man submarine, the Deepsea Challenger, Cameron has reached a record 10,898 metres beneath the surface in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.

His plan was to spend six hours exploring and filming the ocean floor.

A manned descent to the trench was last attempted in 1960.