Ye Olde Website has been stale for a couple months, but I've got a good excuse. I’ve been sailing the South Pacific with James Cameron’s National Geographic expedition to reach the deepest spot in the world: Challenger Deep, at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. So far we’ve called on ports in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Guam. Jim’s hit depths of 1,000 meters, 4,000 meters, 7,200 meters, and 8,000 meters--the deepest any manned submersible has gone since the historic dive of the Trieste back in 1960.
I'm reporting on the expedition for National Geographic Magazine, along with photographer Mark Thiessen. Our work should hit the stands later this year.
I can't say much more about it at this point, but we've got a great web site going at http://deepseachallenge.com. Dr. Joe MacInnes is blogging every few days about the goings on. As I told my kids: Whatever Dr. Joe's writing about, that's what I'm doing. Check out the site and stay tuned. Jim should be going for the big dive--to nearly 11,000 meters, nearly 7 miles deep--any day now.