It’s Your Last Chance to Tour the Titanic Before Bacteria Eats It

This poor ship can't catch a break!

March 15, 2017 9:00 am

We know its heart will go on yadda yadda yadda, but it seems the physical remains of the RMS Titanic may vanish from the Atlantic Ocean within 20 years thanks to a species of bacteria which is eating away its iron hull.

But before the 883-foot vessel turns into nothing but bottom feeder bait, a London-based luxe travel firm called Blue Marble Private wants to take you to explore Jack Dawson’s final resting place. In conjunction with submersibles provider OceanGate Inc, Blue Marble will be bringing teams of nine from the coast of Newfoundland on a eight-day trip across the ocean ending with an exploration of the most famous shipwreck in history at a depth of more than 13,000 feet.

Guests will ride in a custom titanium and carbon fiber watercraft for the deep-sea dives and spend the bulk of the rest of their time aboard an expedition support yacht near the wreck.

Besides providing access to a site fewer people have visited than have gone to space, the trip will let guests get their Jacques Cousteau fix as well as there will be ample opportunities to operate sonar and use the special submersible’s undersea navigation system.

The trip is priced at s $105,129 per person and arrangements can be made with Blue Marble.

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