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What lies in the chasmic depths at the bottom of the world's seas?
American undersea explorer Victor Vescovo has become the first person to dive to the deepest points of the earth's five oceans, and he's now back on dry land to reveal his discoveries.
The 53-year-old financier dove to uncharted depths as part of the Five Deeps Expedition, visiting cavernous chasms in the Pacific, Indian, Southern, Arctic and Atlantic oceans over a period of 10 months.
Vescovo announced this week that he completed his final dive on August 24, 2019, plummeting 5,550 meters (18,208.66 feet) into the Molloy Deep, the lowest point in the icy Arctic ocean, situated some 170 miles west of Svalbard, Norway.
It's been a record-breaking expedition in more ways than one. Vescovo's trip to the Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, back in May, was said to be the deepest manned sea dive ever recorded, at 10,927 meters (35,853 feet).
Meanwhile, his excursion to the bottom of the Molloy Trench marked the first manned dive to reach to the bottom of the abyss.
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