British billionaire plans deep-ocean submarine dives

11:22, April 06, 2011      

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Virgin Group head Sir Richard Branson announces plans to launch a solo piloted submarine to the deepest points of the world's five oceans at a news conference in Newport Beach, California April 5, 2011. The five dives will take place in the Mariana Trench (Pacific Ocean), Puerto Rico Trench (Atlantic Ocean), Diamantina Trench (Indian Ocean), South Sandwich Trench (Southern Ocean) and Molloy Deep (Arctic Ocean). Virgin's Oceanic's first dive will be to the Mariana Trench later in 2011 and a futher four dives are scheduled over the next 24 months. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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