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You Can Take Dive Tour Of Titanic Wreckage Soon And The Pics Look Haunting

It’s been over a century since the RMS Titanic split in two and sank to the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.

Yet here we are in 2017, continuing to be fascinated by the history of the ship’s wreckage, which took the lives of over 1,500 people in 1912.

While the film adaptation was enough for some people, there’s still so much more to learn about the doomed ship.

Well, if you’re willing to dive two miles under the sea, you could experience the entirety of the wreckage with your very own eyes.

A picture of the Titanic ship on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It looks very heavily decomposed, though it is mostly intact enough to be recognizable. A submersible can be seen on the left emitting a light and looking at the ship.

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Starting in May 2018, London-based tour operator Blue Marble Private will run eight-day expeditions to the location of the sunken Titanic ship.

A map showing New York, Boston, Nova Scotia, St. John's, and the location of the Titanic. Shows water and land depicted by blue and green.

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The journey to the final site is a long one.

A map showing Newfoundland and Southampton, as well as the location of the RMS Titanic. In the corner is a smaller picture of the Titanic itself. In the bottom right corner is a picture of the OceanGate Cyclops 2, with information about its seating, the depth it will travel to, its dimensions, its weight, payload, and speed.

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First, you have to fly via helicopter from Newfoundland to the expedition’s support yacht in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.

A close-up picture of part of the Titanic, with a submersible to the left examining it with a bright light. There's visible decay along the bars of the ship. It's very dark in the ocean in the background.

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After two days aboard the yacht, tourists on the trip will hop onto a special “submersible” designed to endure the five-hour dive down to the site of the Titanic’s remains.

A picture of the sunken Titanic ship. It's resting on the floor of the ocean. A submersible can be seen on the right approaching the ship, emitting a bright light.

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Accompanied by deep ocean experts, you’ll be able to see the Titanic up close and personal, in all its glory.

A picture of the Titanic, on the floor of the ocean. A submersible can be seen approaching the ship, emitting a light to look at the vessel.

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You may even get to glimpse the famous grand staircase.

A picture of the Titanic on the floor of the ocean. A submersible can be seen approaching the ship, emitting a light to look more closely at the vessel.

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There’s one pretty major drawback though.

The tickets are ridiculously expensive, at a whopping $105,129 per person.

But, fun fact: Taking inflation into account, that six-figure price is what it would cost today to purchase a first-class ticket to board the Titanic.

Unless, of course, you’re Jack Dawson, and you win your first-class ticket in a lucky game of poker.

It may seem exorbitant, but it is the most iconic vessel in the history of basically ever.

OceanGate’s CEO Stockton Rush told Forbes,

Since her sinking 105 years ago, fewer than 200 people have visited the wreck, less than have flown to space or climbed Mt. Everest, so this is an incredible opportunity.

We recognize that the entire site is a memorial, and we undertake our mission with great respect for those who lost their lives in the sinking.

The first dive will take place next May, and a second is already planned for the summer of 2019.

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Alexandra Strickler

Staff Writer

Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...
Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...

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