Your dream of being able to see the Titanic up close and personal is coming true. A London-based travel company has announced they are launching eight-day trips which will take travelers down 13,000 feet to see the wreckage of the famous ship.
Starting in 2018, Blue Marble Private will take nine clients at a time on the journey, which will begin in Newfoundland, Canada. The trip is slated to begin on a helicopter or seaplane from Newfoundland to a yacht docked somewhere above the wreck, according to . From there, if weather allows, you'll get onto a submarine which will begin the trip down into the ocean.
"Reaching depths of [13,000 feet] 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 company advertises.
Dives will take place throughout the day and night and guests will participate by using the undersea navigation system and helping with underwater communication, according to The Telegraph. After the dive, there will be lectures, discussions and mission updates.
This will be the first time since 2005 that it will be possible for the public to dive the site.
To land yourself a ticket on this dream trip, be prepared to pay $105,129, which, as the paper points out, is the equivalent to the $4,350 a first-class passenger would have paid to go on the Titanic's 1912 maiden voyage — adjusted for inflation.
Hopefully these trips will have a happier ending.