Maybe you’re a shipwreck buff who wants to see the Titanic’s final resting place. Or maybe you’re obsessed with the Hollywood blockbuster and are haunted by the last image of Leonardo DiCaprio’s face sinking beneath the waves.
Either way, prepare to pay. A high-end travel company is booking “Dive the Titanic” tourist trips for 2018. The cost: A cool $105,000 per person, according to CNN.
Blue Marble describes the adventure this way:
“The 8-day journey which we are crafting with the development team at OceanGate Inc will take just 9 adventurers at a time from the coast of Newfoundland, Canada on a deep ocean discovery to the Titanic. Reaching depths of 4,000 metres in a specially designed titanium and carbon fibre submersible, guided by a crew of experts, you will glide over the ship’s deck and famous grand staircase capturing a view that very few have seen, or ever will.”
The Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912 when it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage.
Interest in the Titanic vessel has remained high since Robert Ballard and his team discovered the remains of RMS Titanic almost 32 years ago. However, this could well be one of the last opportunities to visit the wreck site.
A 2016 study claimed that a recently discovered “extremophile bacteria” could eat away what’s left of the famous shipwreck inside 15 or 20 years.
The adventure is however quite expensive! Blue Marble Private’s eight-day journey sets off from Newfoundland, Canada, and will transport visitors in a purpose-built, titanium-and-carbon-fiber submersible to the mighty vessel’s final resting place, more than two miles below the surface of the Atlantic.
The first voyage is already fully booked, despite the experience costing $105,129 per person.
So far, the Titanic Museum has welcomed nearly 3.5 million visitors since opening in 2012, and was named the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards in 2016.