Pricey Diving Tours to Titanic Shipwreck to Begin in 2018

Pricey Diving Tours to Titanic Shipwreck to Begin in 2018

British luxury travel company Blue Marble Private has started seling expensive tickets to the wreck site of the legendary Titanic.

The first 'Dive the Titanic' trip is scheduled for May 2018 at the cost of about $105,000 per person. Adjusted for inflation, the figure is equal to the price of an original Titanic first class ticket.

The first manned submersible expedition to the shipwreck site in 13 years was conducted by a company called OceanGate Expeditions, which aims to capture 3D images of the Titanic.

The expedition is purely scientific, with the exploration team set to conduct annual surveys of the shipwreck in collaboration with experts from the Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, according to the press release.

“Since her sinking 105 years ago, fewer than 200 people have ever visited the wreck, far fewer than have flown to space or climbed Mount Everest, so this is an incredible opportunity to explore one of the most rarely seen and revered landmarks on the planet,” said Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate Expeditions.

The eight-day tour will start with a helicopter ride from the city of St. John’s in Newfoundland, Canada to a yacht anchored near the Titanic’s resting place.

Read more: https://www.rt.com/business/381777-uk-diving-tours-titanic-wreckage/

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