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Tourists Can Now Dive to the Titanic Shipwreck With Exclusive Expedition

Travel RealClearLife Staff
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Dive the Titanic
The RMS Titanic of the White Star line, sinking around 2:20 a.m. Monday, April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic (Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

 

Fortunately, this travel package deal doesn’t include an iceberg.

London-based Blue Marble Private, a luxury bespoke travel company, is offering a limited number of guests the ability to literally dive and explore the famed Titanic shipwreck site next spring. A second expedition is planned for 2019.

Over an eight-day journey, Blue Marble will take nine would-be explorers at a time from the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, more than 13,000 feet below the surface of the chilled water to take in the iconic shipwreck, which still sits eerily still on the ocean floor.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Dive the Titanic
An underwater shot of the Titanic’s hull (NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island/Rex Features via AP Images)

 

Thankfully, the tour takes place in a vehicle that’s much more unsinkable: A specially designed titanium and carbon-fiber submersible, piloted and guided by a group of experts from Blue Marble. Sights will include the ship’s main deck and that grand staircase, which played prominently in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film, Titanic.

According to Robb Report, the trip costs $105,129 per person, the modern-day equivalent of what a first-class ticket aboard the actual Titanic would’ve cost someone (i.e. $4,350 in 1912 bucks).

Take a look at some underwater footage of the Titanic shot by NOAA back in 2004.

—RealClearLife