Explorer-filmmaker reaches Mariana Trench on deepest ever solo sub dive. Stuffed into a “vertical torpedo,” the explorer-filmmaker has become the first human to reach the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep (11 kilometres below sea level). For more on this remarkable story, see National Geographic Daily News.
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