Cameron plunged almost 11km to the deepest place in the ocean, the Pacific Mariana Trench.
It took the film director two hours to descend to maximum depth where he spent three hours exploring the ocean floor before returning to the surface. Cameron is only the third person to ever travel this far down, the last expedition was in 1960. "I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction at a time when people were living a science fiction reality," he said. "People were going to the Moon, and Cousteau was exploring the ocean. And that's what I grew up with, what I valued from my childhood."
"Cameron spent the last few years working in secret with his team of engineers to design and build the craft, which weighs 11 tonnes and is more than 7m (23ft) long."
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