Would you dive to the Titanic?
If a 2016 study is correct, now is the time to visit the Titanic wreck site. According to the study, bacteria could dissolve the sunken ship in as little as fifteen years. But for $105,129 per person, luxury travel company Blue Marble Private is offering a tour of the wreck, including a three-mile dive below the ocean’s surface to view Titanic’s decks, grand staircase, and the debris field.
Titanic’s stern, resting on the ocean floor
The first eight-day adventure, beginning on the coast of Newfoundland, will take place in May 2018.
Led by experts from OceanGate Expeditions, travelers will see the ship in a “specially designed titanium and carbon fibre submersible,” according to the company’s web site. Everyone will participate in the exploration, and talks on history, marine biology, and diving will be included.
ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Hercules during a visit to the Titanic site in 2004
Open to just nine individuals at a time, the tour is already sold out. More expeditions are scheduled for 2019. Aside from the considerable cost, would you like to sign up?
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