HONOLULU (AP) Director James Cameron has returned to the surface of the Pacific Ocean after traveling to Earth's deepest point.

The director of Titanic and other films used a specially designed submarine called Deepsea Challenger to dive nearly seven miles.

He spent time exploring and filming the Mariana Trench, about 200 miles southwest of the Pacific island of Guam.

He completed his mission Monday morning local time, Sunday evening on the U.S. East Coast, according to Stephanie Montgomery of the National Geographic Society.

Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh, a U.S. Navy captain, are the only others to reach the spot. They spent about 20 minutes there during their 1960 dive but couldn't see much after their sub kicked up sand from the sea floor.

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