Diver finds plastic bag at bottom of Mariana Trench

The submersible DSV Limiting Factor being recovered after its first dive to the deepest point of the Challenger Deep

Victor Vescovo descended almost 11km to the deepest place in the ocean - the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench.

He spent four hours exploring the bottom of the trench in his submersible, built to withstand the huge pressure of the deep. Vescovo can also lay claim to being the first human to ever dive to the Java Trench, the deepest point in the Indian Ocean.

Humanity's impact on the planet was also evident with the discovery of plastic pollution.

Lahey said the Limiting Factor "represents a quantum leap in the capabilities of a manned submersible and everyone at Triton is immensely proud to have had the privilege and opportunity to create such a remarkable craft, which was only possible by the unwavering support and vision of Victor Vescovo".

The Five Deeps Expedition uses a submarine named the DSV Limiting Factor, which is capable of withstanding 1,000 bars of pressure and is built with titanium walls. The last challenge will be to reach the bottom of the Molloy Deep in the Arctic Ocean, an expedition planned for August this year.

He described it in a way that he had been with his special U-boat on the bottom of the Mariana trench on the way and in the midst of the Scenery object not have seen the looked, of course, but "sharp edges".

"It is very important to us that we show some initial scientific discoveries, just to give a small sample of what we could do if the sub was in the hands of a professional research organization", he says.

The dive was part of the The Five Deeps Expedition, a project sponsored by Caladan Oceanic, a private marine-technology development company owned by Vescovo, attempting to explore the deepest regions of each of the world's five oceans, according to The Five Deeps Expedition's website.

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The Tonga Trench was previously measured at 10,882 metres deep and is known as the second-deepest ocean trench in the world after the Marina Trench.

The previous record was held by "Titanic" director James Cameron in 2012.

Former US Navy submariner and explorer Don Walsh and Swiss Engineer Jacques Piccard were the first to reach the Mariana Trench in 1960 in their submersible, the bathyscaphe Trieste.

He and his team are working to confirm that it was indeed a plastic bag, but the diver unequivocally believed what he saw was man-made. The team plans on having the sea creatures they collected tested for microplastics.

Deep Sea Diving is one of the most outdoor adventurous actiivites that many people resort to while holidaying.

The worldwide Five Deeps expedition has successfully completed the deepest submarine dive in history.

A robotic lander photographs the creatures in the deep Mariana Trench and the submersible in the background.

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