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Apr 10, 2020

Meet Victor Vescovo, who just broke the world record by diving 35,853 feet into the deepest part of the ocean

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The world record for the deepest dive in history has just been broken by Dallas businessman and explorer Victor Vescovo, who plunged down 35,853ft into the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep—the deepest known point on Earth.

The depth achieved by Vescovo was 66 feet deeper than the previous record for a solo dive, held by film director James Cameron, who reached 35,787ft in 2012. The previous record for the world’s deepest dive (not solo) was 35,813ft, performed in 1960.

Deep Planet, a Discovery Channel documentary series that’s been following Vescovo’s attempt, will allow viewers to travel with the underwater explorer down to this mysterious, unexplored region.

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