The first underwater tours of the Titanic will launch in 2021, but they will set you back £ 96,000
The Titanic Underwater Tours will first launch in 2021, but you’ll need £ 96,000 if you want to be on board
The Titanic Wreck Tours are finally opening to the public, but you’ll need £ 96,000 if you want to get on board.
OceanGate Expeditions is launching new underwater tours of the iconic site, located 3,800 m (12,467 feet) below the ocean’s surface.
There will initially be six 10-day missions, with fares starting at $ 125,000 (around £ 96,000) for those who wish to be on board.
Members of the public, who will be referred to as “mission specialists” during tours, can join deep sea research missions alongside expedition experts and researchers.
During the dives, which will be carried out on the company’s submarine Titan, scientists will capture laser scans and 4K video to create a virtual 3D model of the wreck.
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The liner sank in 1912 after crashing into an iceberg on its maiden voyage between Southampton and New York.
It is believed that so far only a few hundred people have visited the wreck, including director James Cameron who visited when he made the 1997 hit film which focused on the voyage of the doomed ship, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
In fact, according to OceanGate Expeditions President Stockton Rush, “more people climb Everest in a day than they’ve ever seen the Titanic.”
For those who have the money and want to leave, it’s not as easy as paying your fees and getting on board.
There is only room for a handful of citizens to join the researchers, meaning anyone wishing to join must go through an application process that includes an interview with the team.
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They will also need to be able to live aboard a research-class expedition vessel with the operations crew during missions, not to mention other factors including being seasick free.
The 2021 shipments will take place between May and July, although some shipments are also scheduled for 2022.
You can find out more about the dives and tours on oceangateexpeditions.com.