DeepSea Challenge – Complete

by Watch it Admin on March 27, 2012

in Rolex, Watch News

Rolex & National Geographic Congratulate James Cameron on successfully completing The DeepSea Challenge.

Further to our report on the Rolex Deepsea Challenge we can report that James cameron has succesfully completed the challenge and travelled to 6.8 miles down into the deep…. James is the first person on this earth to ever do this solo and he managed this task with a Rolex Deepsea Challenger on his wrist.

We know its not specifically watch related but it is interesting and a watchmaker did sponsor the exhinition. We have taken this opportunity to provide you a brief script from the deepsea challenge web site for your perusal along with some links to the story….. its all interesting reading

All info from here down has been sourced directly from
National Geographic and Rolex congratulate James Cameron and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE team on a successful and historic expedition to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench.With this achievement, Cameron becomes the first person to make a solo dive to the deepest place on Earth. The endeavor was one of scientific discovery in a new age of exploration, and its success will give us a better understanding of this least explored environment and the secrets and lessons it holds.The full article was written by Ker Than for National Geographic News and begins:

At noon, local time (10 p.m. ET), James Cameron‘s “vertical torpedo” sub broke the surface of the western Pacific, carrying the National Geographic explorer and filmmaker back from the Mariana Trench‘s Challenger Deep—Earth’s deepest, and perhaps most alien, realm.

The first human to reach the 6.8-mile-deep (11-kilometer-deep) undersea valley solo, Cameron arrived at the bottom with the tech to collect scientific data, specimens, and visions unthinkable in 1960, when the only other manned Challenger Deep dive took place, according to members of the National Geographic expedition……

the rest of this article is here


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