The announcement was made at an event marking the 10-year anniversary of Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge expedition, which included his submersible trip to the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on the planet.
Dalio, along with his son Mark, is co-founder of OceanX, a philanthropic initiative that supports scientists who are exploring the ocean and bringing it to the world through media. The organization owns the OceanXplorer vessel, which carries a pair of Triton 3300/3 MKII submersibles that have been used to create content for brands including the BBC and National Geographic.
Cameron, whose films include Titanic, has made more than 75 deep submersible dives and visited the wreck of the Titanic33 times.
“We’re entering an exciting new age of technically enabled ocean exploration reliant on a new suite of marine vehicles, advanced imaging systems and other tech that will propel ocean science,” Cameron stated in a press release. “More than 80 percent of our oceans are unexplored. There are mysteries to solve, new discoveries to make and critical knowledge to acquire.”
How deep can Triton’s submersibles dive? The company says its submersibles can reach depths of about 36,000 feet.
Where to learn more: visit tritonsubs.com