From May 2018 it seems that Blue Marble Private makes it possible to dive the Titanic wreck site. I’ not sure but I’ve heard that the dive costs $105,129 per person. For this luxury dive your can explore this world-famous wreck off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada during an eight-day expedition.
Anyway, your can leave your mask and BCD at home: this trip takes you more than 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) below the surface of the Atlantic. This is made possible by a titanium and carbon fiber submersible to explore the ship and surroundings. But you should hurry to dive the Titanic before she disappears.
Blue Marble Private – a London-based travel company – joined a collaboration with OceanGate Expeditions to build the purpose-built submersible.
About booking the Titanic wreck dive
You should book quick. Nine people have booked the first voyage right now and more and further expeditions are planned for the summer of 2019. A funny side kick: Blue Marble have stated the cost of the ticket is equivalent to a first-class ticket on the Titanic’s maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York, once the price is adjusted for inflation. A ticket on her maiden voyage cost $4,350.
There have been many expeditions since discovery of this wreck starting from 1985. But there haven’t been many tourists visiting the Titanic wreck. The last group visited the wreck in 2012 at a cost of $59,000. Stockton Rush, Chief Executive Officer of OceanGate Expeditions, has confirmed that “Since her sinking 105 years ago, fewer than 200 people have ever visited the wreck, far fewer than have flown to space or climbed Mount Everest, so this is an incredible opportunity to explore one of the most rarely seen and revered landmarks on the planet.”
Blue Marble Private is offering more: If you book the Titanic wreck diving trip you can enjoy a helicopter or seaplane flight from St. John’s in Newfoundland to the expedition support yacht above the wreck.
Titanic wreck dive facts
And there’s is more: you will spend three days being trained about the ship’s workings and learning how to operate the sonar and underwater navigation systems. Of course you can and need to assist the expedition team with their aims during the dives.
Lucky ones will get three potential days of diving, with dives conducted day and night for three passengers at a time. Each descent is about 90 minutes and you will get a dive time of three hours. You can expect to see different regions of the wreck. Of course you’ll see the deck, bow, grand staircase cavern and an extensive debris field. A nice add-on: Blue Marble Private’s founder Elizabeth Ellis stated the submersible crew may conduct 3D and 2D sonar scans or searches for the ships boilers, propellers and other landmarks during the dives.
Of course you can see the two main pieces, 600 meters (1968 feet) apart, and the bow is in good condition. The stern was ruined during impact with the seabed upon sinking in April 1912 and the middle lies as scattered pieces on the seabed. And you’ll see the debris field of hundreds of thousands of artefacts covers an area of 8 by 4.8 kilometers (5 by 3 miles) and includes items such as passengers’ personal effects, machinery and furniture. But you don’t need to be feared: There are no bodies within the area, having already decomposed and been consumed by organisms.
How to book Titanic wreck dive
This expedition wreck dive has only few available places. For those not lucky enough to have a ticket for this expedition, Los Angeles-based Bluefish are also taking reservations for their 2018-19 expedition. They will be departing St. John’s as well and diving to the ocean floor for eleven to twelve hours aboard their nickel submersible. What I don’t now for now are the costs of a ticket and the exact itinerary for this expedition because it’s not yet confirmed.
Why you should hurry up to book the Titanic wreck dive
You should expect that the wreck of the Titanic has been partly destroyed by metal-eating bacteria and fungi. Strong ocean-floor currents are destabilising the ship and salt water is corroding the mostly iron hull. It is estimated the wreck may be destroyed within the next fifteen to twenty years.
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