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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:27 PM

Explorer Becomes the First to Reach Deepest Point in All 5 Oceans


By Yasemin Saplakoglu - Staff Writer 3 hours ago



On Aug. 24, explorer Victor Vescovo dove to the deepest part of the Arctic Ocean.(Image: Five Deeps Expedition/Discovery Channel)


Hidden beneath the Fram Strait, a passage that separates Greenland and Svalbard, lies the deepest point in the Arctic Ocean, where the seafloor plunges some 18,209 feet (5,550 meters) down. And now, explorer Victor Vescovo has become the first person to ever reach it.

The diving feat also makes him the first person to dive to the deepest part of all the world's oceans.

On Aug. 24, Vescovo descended around to the bottom of the so-called Molloy Deep, a frigid trench that sits 170 miles (274 kilometers) west of Svalbard, Norway. To reach Molloy, Vescovo descended in a submersible called the DSV Limiting Factor 40 to 50 miles (64 to 80 km) out from the edge of an ice pack, according to a statement. After Vescovo's initial solo dive, the team dove twice more.

With these latest dives, Vescovo and his team completed the "Five Deeps Expedition," a mission to reach the bottom of all five of the world's oceans an achievement filmed for "Deep Planet," a documentary series that will air on the Discovery Channel later this year.

More:
https://www.livescience.com/explorer-dives-deepest-part-arctic-ocean.html

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:44 PM

1. that's amazing!

I will have to watch for this in the Planet Earth series...

I love those shows, but it often makes me sad at how much humans destroy ...

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:43 PM

2. That's almost 3 1/2 miles down!!!

How did he stay warm??? Was it tethered or free? What was down there besides plastic?
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