If you seek adventure and love history, then you may want to read on.
Only catch is, you’ll need an extra $130,000 to participate in this one-in-a-lifetime travel excursion.
It’s been 13 years since the last manned survey of the RMS Titanic, and the next one is set to take place this June from St. John’s, Newfoundland in Canada. Applications are currently being taken for anyone who is interested in joining OceanGate CEO and expedition leader, Stockton Rush, and others, to check out the rusting wreckage of one of the most famous ships in history.
Interesting tidbit, if you do decide to join in on the fun, more people have gone to space than checking out the Titanic, which sits approximately 4,000 meters down in the North Atlantic. So, you’re sure to sit in an exclusive group of adventurers.
Due to a change in scheduling, three spots (of the 54 sold-out tickets) have come available for the Titanic dive in the summer, which is part of a six-week excursion to witness the wreckage. Each ticket costs $130,000 ($105,129 USD), which go towards OceanGate’s research. Those who participant in the dive are flown out for a seven-day chartered research vessel and are given a minimum of one dive to the Titanic’s site via a sub (that seats five). Each dive lasts about six to nine hours.
Ages of individuals on the excursion currently lie between 23 to 75 years of age.
If you can’t make the 2018 dive, there are apparently 18 spots remaining for another expedition taking place in 2019.
The Huffington Post reported that a privately-owned company, Ocean Gate offers industry submersibles that are manned for exploration and research; however, they have produced a sub dedicated to Titanic dives. Known as the Cyclops 2, it features a titanium and carbon-fibre hull to significantly lighten the sub’s weight.
SubC Imagining will offer the newest ultra-high-resolution cameras for photos and video and footage, which will be taken with the utmost of care to ensure nothing around the wreckage is disturbed.
Over 1,500 individuals lost their lives when the Titanic went down, after hitting an iceberg on the 15th of April in 1912.