U.S. factual cablenet Discovery Channel has ordered a documentary series following the Five Deeps expedition, which aims to reach the deepest points of all five oceans.
Last month's groundbreaking mission was filmed as part of an upcoming Discovery Channel documentary series that will chronicle Vescovo's trips to the furthest parts of the world's waters - the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.
Prior to Vescovo's monumental dive, only two people had successfully made it to the bottom of Challenger Deep.
Deep sea explorer Victor Vescovo, a 53-year-old financier and former Navy Reserve commander, traveled almost seven miles to the floor of the Challenger Deep, a relatively uncharted area at the southern tip of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific.
Before Cameron's dive, the first-ever expedition to Challenger Deep was made by the US Navy in 1960, reaching a depth of 10,912 meters.
"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.
"This submarine and its mother ship, along with its extraordinarily talented expedition team, took marine technology to an unprecedented new level by diving - rapidly and repeatedly - into the deepest, harshest area of the ocean".
Over 50 years later, Canadian explorer and filmmaker (writer and director of movies such as "Avatar" and the "Titanic") James Cameron took the first solo dive and reached a depth of 35,787 feet (10,908 m)".
The team also found what they think are four new species of amphipods, or shell-less crustaceans. 3 Both the Trieste and Deepsea Challenger only descended to the bottom of Challenger Deep once. According to the BBC, the pressure at the bottom of the ocean is equal to about 50 jumbo jets piled on top of a person.
The waste was never retrieved so it's hard to ever know whether it was indeed a plastic bag, but the discovery may still indicate that all is not well at the bottom of the world's oceans.
Victor Vescovo is a retired naval officer and the Dallas-based co-founder of Insight Equity Holdings, a private equity fund.
The global Five Deeps expedition has successfully completed the deepest submarine dive in history.
On one occasion, he spent four hours on the trench floor, viewing sea life ranging from shrimp-like anthropods with long legs and antennae, to translucent sea pigs, which are similar to sea cucumbers.