Triton Submarines Partner with James Cameron and Ray Dalio


Academy Award-winning filmmaker, James Cameron, and Bridgewater Associates Founder, Ray Dalio, have joined the company to help supercharge the next generation of ocean exploration technology.

 The announcement was made on December 11th at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. This event marked the 10th anniversary of Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition and history-making dive with his DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible to the Challenger Deep part of the Mariana Trench. At a depth of approx. 10,984 metres, this is the deepest known part of seabed on the planet – deeper than the height of Mount Everest! Both Dalio and Cameron are well-known ocean advocates and explorers who have had longstanding relationships with the Triton team.

Triton’s Founder & President, Patrick Lahey, and Dalio joined Cameron on stage to discuss their new relationship aimed at supporting a vital new future of tech-enabled ocean exploration. Said Lahey, “At Triton, we create innovative technology and machines intended to push past existing boundaries and inspire the next generation of ocean advocates. Ray and Jim bring additional business acumen and discipline to the company, creative ideas and unique opportunities that will amplify and expand on the important work we have accomplished so far. I couldn’t be more excited to partner with two individuals with demonstrable passion and integrity, and with a deep commitment to ocean innovation and exploration that will make Triton’s next chapter the most interesting of them all.”

Along with his son Mark, Dalio is the co-founder of OceanX, a philanthropic initiative that supports scientists to explore the ocean and bring it to the world through captivating media. The organisation’s new one-of-a-kind marine science and media vessel, the Ocean Xplorer, is equipped with a pair of Triton 3300/3 MKII submersibles. These have been instrumental in a number of ambitious expeditions and award-winning media productions. These include BBC’s Blue Planet II, and the upcoming National Geographic/Disney series Ocean Xplorers(WT), which is executive produced by James Cameron.

Said Dalio, “I’m thrilled to partner with the Triton team because my long-standing relationship with them has convinced me that they are the best and most cutting-edge builders of non-military subs in the world. These subs are singular in the industry and are easily outfitted with advanced scientific and media equipment to bring important discoveries back to everyone.”

Cameron is a passionate underwater explorer, experienced submersible pilot and long-time marine tech innovator. He is credited with developing unprecedented deep ocean exploration vehicles, lighting and 3D camera equipment. Along with his historic dive in the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER -a unique marine vehicle he co-designed and co-engineered- he’s made more than 75 deep submersible dives! These include visiting the wreck of the Titanic 33 times, allowing a definitive understanding of the forensics of the Titanic’s sinking.

Cameron has structured and led eight deep ocean expeditions. He’s a National Geographic Explorer at Large, and recipient of its most prestigious award, the Hubbard Medal, as well as the Explorer’s Club medal for Explorer of the Year. Having explored some of the most remote and challenging underwater locations around the globe, Cameron says, “It’s the human element of being in a submersible that is paramount to facilitating a true understanding of our oceans. We’re entering an exciting new age of technically-enabled ocean exploration, reliant on a new suite of marine vehicles, advanced imaging systems and other tech that will propel ocean science. More than 80% of our oceans are unexplored. There are mysteries to solve, new discoveries to make and critical knowledge to acquire.”


About Triton Submarines

Triton Submarines is the most experienced civil submarine producer in the world today. It is also the only contemporary manufacturer of acrylic and titanium pressure-hull-equipped personal submarines to deliver multiple-classed and certified vessels with rated diving depths from just 200 metres, to a depth of 11,000 metres. Based in both Sebastian, Florida and Barcelona, Spain, Triton Submarines’ senior staff have more than 400 years of combined experience with more than 100 different submersibles, and their operation’s team members have together logged over 35,000 dives.

With Cameron and Dalio on board, they will build subs that can go deeper, stay underwater longer and elevate the underwater experience. This will be accomplished in the years ahead via testing of new materials, in-house development of enhanced battery technologies and new design partners.

Written by Shamin Abas Communications

Edited by The Islander

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