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Originally posted on National Post | News:

By Fabienne Faur

Titanic director James Cameron described a “desolate” and “alien” environment on the bottom of the sea after a record-setting solo submarine dive to the deepest point in the world’s oceans.

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Mr. Cameron plunged about 11 kilometres down the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific, the first one-person mission to the lowest point of the oceans.

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“I felt like I — in the space of one day — had gone to another planet and come back,” he said, saying the ocean floor was a “completely featureless, alien world.”

Speaking after resurfacing from the mission, the Canadian filmmaker-explorer described the barren ocean floor as not unlike the surface of the moon. It was a “very lunar, very desolate place. Very isolated,” Mr. Cameron said.

The experience of hurtling down the “yawning chasm” of the ocean in his specially designed submersible, Deepsea Challenger, was like “falling through darkness…

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