During his mission to explore the dark in the freezing waters of the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, James Cameron found very few signs of life.
“It was very lunar, a very desolate place, very isolated,” he said.
“My feeling was one of complete isolation from all of humanity.
“I just sat there looking out the window … and appreciating it.
“It’s very different than kind of what you imagine. You have to go through it, you have to really experience it.
“It’s really the sense of isolation, more than anything, realising how tiny you are down in this big vast black unknown and unexplored place.”
James Cameron has completed his journey to Earth’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench. The director of “Titanic” used a specially designed submarine to dive nearly seven miles, according to the National Geographic Society. (March 25)
The Mariana Trench is located in the Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands. It’s over 1,580 miles long, 43 miles wide on average and at its deepest point (known as Challenger Deep), it is 6.78 miles /10.89km deep..
Director James Cameron gives a tour of a technologically advanced sub that he hopes will lead him to a deep-sea record.