Obsessed with the Titanic and its story? Fans of the ship that sank some mere days into its voyage can now visit the wreckage underwater and get a little up close and personal.
MSN reported that a travel company in London that features luxury packages has built a custom-made submersible that can hold nine individuals (plus crew) to check out the wreckage. The titanium and carbon fiber sub, along with its slew of experts aboard, will dive about 13,000 feet under the sea’s surface to enable thrill seekers a view of the famous ship, first hand.
The company providing this ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ dive, Blue Marble Private, is famous for offering extravagant bucket list excursions (travels to the South Pole and jet-setting to the edge of space … just to name a few) to those who have a want for adventure and the money to back it up. Blue Marble will be offering this eight-day experience for a just over $105,000 per person.
So, what can one expect from this Titanic adventure? Travelers will jump on a helicopter to enjoy some afternoon tea to catch a yacht located near St. John’s, Newfoundland in Canada. Upon arrival, they will be given information on the voyage via an orientation session; which will offer insight on how one can help the crew throughout a dive, operate undersea navigation systems, use the sonar, formulate the sub for launch.
For those interested, this Titanic experience will first be available come May 2018, with five other dives scheduled for the summer of the following year. It may take a while to dive in, but it just might be worth the wait.
The RMS Titanic was the largest ship of its time to enter voyage, embarking on its journey in April 1912. It launched from Southampton, England, but sadly never made it to its destination as it sank after hitting an iceberg; costing the lives of about 1,500 individuals who were on board. Many have been fascinated with the cruise ship over the years, and as many of us know, a movie was created about the ship and its story, helping to launch the acting careers of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.