The American millionaire Victor Vescovo made a dive of almost eleven kilometers at the beginning of this month. In his submarine, he plunged to the bottom of the Marianentrog in the Pacific Ocean, the deepest place on earth and deeper than Mount Everest is high.
He saw new animal species, but also plastic waste in the form of candy wrappers and a plastic bag. “Very disappointing to see that during such a special trip,” said the millionaire.
Never before has a human being dived so deeply. The dive of Vescovo, which has a naval background, is part of a mission to map the world's deepest places under water.
He descended with his submarine The Limiting Factor, a dive boat of 4.6 meters long and 3.7 meters high, which can accommodate a maximum of two people. The submarine has a hull of titanium that can withstand the enormous pressure on such depths.