Explore the ocean's depths.

On March 26, 2012, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron piloted the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, currently the world's deepest diving manned submersible, to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. He was the first person in history to reach that point alone, and only the third person ever to go there.  His dive brought back images and samples that scientists around the world are studying. 

Now it's your turn. Recognizing your passion for exploration, National Geographic has named you the new pilot of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. You have the opportunity to descend almost seven miles down to the Challenger Deep. After months of training at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the largest private, non-profit oceanographic research group in the world, you're ready to go to sea. 


Discover more about the Expedition: Check out National Geographic's film, DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D