James Cameron has an interesting way to drive home the point that he’s visited the Titanic wreckage on multiple occasions.

“I have been down there many times,” he told ABC News on Thursday. “I’ve made 33 dives, I’ve actually calculated that I’ve spent more time on the ship than the captain did back in the day.”

Along with directing the Oscar-winning movie “Titanic,” Cameron is also a submersible designer.

Earlier this week, a submersible owned by the private-diving company OceanGate, called Titan, carried five people to see the Titanic shipwreck at around 13,000 feet under the surface. It soon lost contact with its mother ship on Sunday afternoon.

On Thursday, the US Coast Guard confirmed that debris from the Titan was discovered and was “consistent with the catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber” and then a “catastrophic implosion,” according to US Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Mauger, who led the search. All five passengers are believed to be dead.

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