Tickets for the Titanic wreck are on sale for expeditions from May to September 2021.
Six dives, carried out by ocean exploration company OceanGate Expeditions, arriving at the ship’s sink in 1912. A unique, and seemingly unaffected, experience by Covid-19, costing $ 125,000.
$ 125,000 includes the 90 minutes of a 5-person submarine to get off where the Titanic sank, and rest in a private cabin on an eight-day cruise from Canada.
The tour includes a 90-minute submarine seat with 5-person capacity to get off where the Titanic sank, and a private cabin rest on an 8-day cruise from Canada.
In response to Bloomberg, Stockton Rush, president of OceanGate Expeditions, said: “The skeletons are gone, there are no bodies left. You will see the shoes, boots and clothes to visualize the person 100 years ago. How to live, that is so gloomy”.
Rush revealed 36 people have booked, however there are still opportunities for other guests. Lasting 6 to 8 hours, this Titanic expedition diving for the first time in 15 years, expects divers to come here for research purposes, to assess the marine ecosystem and the condition of the ship.
It is widely believed that the wreck of the Titanic, which was discovered by ocean photographer Robert Ballard in 1985, will become an undersea cemetery. Beverley Roberts, descendant of a couple who died on Titanic, said that the ship is a mass grave that no one should be trespassing.
An estimated 200 people have discovered the ship is located 4,000 meters below the sea floor, about 600 km from Newfoundland (Canada). Although lying on the sea floor for decades, the wreck still remains shoes, suitcases, wine bottles or children’s toys. When it was discovered in 1985, the tub of Captain Edward Smith was surprisingly well preserved. However, recent expeditions show that the copper bath has disappeared due to microorganisms that are slowly eating away the wreck.