'A Punch To The Gut': Ocean Explorer Finds Trash On Sea Floor During Record-Setting Dive09:48
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Victor Vescoso recently spent four hours in a submersible exploring the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. (Reeve Jolliffe/Courtesy of Five Deeps)
Victor Vescoso recently spent four hours in a submersible exploring the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. (Reeve Jolliffe/Courtesy of Five Deeps)

A 53-year-old businessman from Texas has resurfaced from what he claims is the deepest ocean dive in human history. Victor Vescovo recently spent four hours in a submersible exploring the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Vescovo about what he saw — which included human-made trash, 7 miles beneath the surface.

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Victor Vescovo emerges from his submersible "Limiting Factor" after a successful dive to the deepest known point in the Challenger Deep. (Tamara Stubbs/Courtesy of Discovery)
Victor Vescovo emerges from his submersible "Limiting Factor" after a successful dive to the deepest known point in the Challenger Deep. (Tamara Stubbs/Courtesy of Discovery)

This segment aired on May 15, 2019.

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