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Depth (m) Depth (ft) Description Source
265 869 Deepest free dive AIDA, International Association for Development of Freediving
318 1044 Deepest SCUBA dive with recreational equipment Guiness Word Records
1000 3281 Average sperm whale dive depth NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
1020 3346 Deepest operational combat submarine, Russian K-278 Bellona
1609 5280 Deepest depth of angler fish National Geographic
2100 6890 Average hydrothermal vent depth University of Delaware
2383 7818 Deepest production oil rig, Perdido Spar Shell Oil Company
2388 7835 Deepest dive recorded by an Elephant Seal Census of Marine Life
2438 8000 Maximum operational water depth, Deepwater Horizon Oil
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Transocean Datasheet
3000 9843 Deepest military submarine San Diego Maritime Museum
3500 11483 Dumbo Octopus average habitat depth MarineBio.org
3759 12333 Depth attained by Chinese Jiaolong submersible Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China
3780 12400 Final resting depth of Titanic Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
4267 13999 Average ocean depth NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
4500 14764 Maximum depth, Alvin submersible (current) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
5607 18396 Deepest point in Arctic Ocean, Molloy Deep Springer Link
6000 19685 Maximum depth of Russian Mir submersible Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
6500 21325 Maximum depth of Japanese Shinkai submersible Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology
6500 21325 Maximum depth, Alvin submersible (under construction) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
7235 23737 Deepest point in Southern Ocean, South Sandwich Trench Encyclopedia of Earth
7703 25272 Deepest fish ever caught on film Natural Environment Research Council and University of Aberdeen
8047 26401 Deepest Point in Indian Ocean, Diamantina Deep  
8380 27493 Deepest point in Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico Trench NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
9144 30000 Maximum drill depth of Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Transocean Datasheet
10902 35768 Maximum depth Nereus ROV, deepest unmanned submersible Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
10912 35800 Deepest manned submersible, Trieste Bathyscaphe with two scientists aboard United States Navy
11034 36201 Deepest point in Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench NOAA National Geophysical Data Center