Titanic diving tours to begin in 2018
According to a Fox News article, divers will soon be able to dive along the Titanic’s deck. A London-based travel company Blue Marble Private will begin dives to the Titanic wreck site in May of 2018.
According to Fox, the “eight-day journey sets off from Newfoundland, Canada, and will transport visitors in a titanium-and-carbon-fiber submersible to the mighty vessel’s final resting place, more than two miles below the surface of the Atlantic.” The price? A whopping $105,129.00 per diver. According to Blue Marble, the price is the equivalent to a post-inflation first class ticket of $4,350 on RMS Titanic’s inaugural voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. Unfortunately, that was the only voyage the Titanic ever experienced.
So what do you get for $105,129?
The opportunity to spot weird and wonderful bioluminescent critters during the 90-minute descent;
Three hours exploring the remains of the 269-meter-long ship;
The opportunity to “explore Titanic’s massive debris field;
The opportunity to conduct 3D and 2D sonar scans or search for one of the ship’s giant boilers, enormous propellers, and other landmarks of this famous vessel; and
- Three days of diving, each dive lasting about 3 hours long.
For more details, contact Blue Marble directly.
The Titanic was a British luxury liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. In 2016 a study claimed that it recently discovered “extremophile bacteria” that could eat away the remains of the Titanic shipwreck in about 15 or 20 years. So if you want to see what is left inside the wreck, start saving your pennies up now.
Source: Fox News