The race to reach 8 miles down

We’ve had the race into space, now we have the race to the bottom of the ocean: the Mariana Trench.

This epic journey 8 miles down into the ocean has 4 teams vying to hold the crown in this difficult technological feat.

Funding for these ventures come from private investors, film makers such as James Cameron as well as large backers like Google and Virgin.

You can read more about this race in the BBC Special Report – Race to the bottom of the ocean.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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