Civilians together with the scientific team to document a disappearing wreck: the Titanic open to tourists, the tour from 100 thousand dollars.
What happened with the space, is a reality also for the Titanic. It really seems that borderline tourist trips are the new trend of the super rich. The reference is to Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, who are competing to take the first "vacationers" into orbit. The ticket for the moment is not at all cheap (more surprising than the figure, is perhaps the fact that it was purchased by a lady of 82 years). As well as it does not represent a budget price to be paid to penetrate, on board a submarine, in the corridors of the ship protagonist of one of the most "famous" maritime accidents.
How much does a ticket cost to visit the Titanic and how much does the submarine tour last
The Titanic is sunk to 740 kilometers from the coast of Newfoundland, in Canada, to a depth of 3.8 kilometers. To visit the set that inspired the love story of Jack and Rose in the 1998 film of the same name, directed by James Cameron, there is actually not much time yet. In fact, it is observed that the wreck is gradually deteriorating.
An expedition, organized since last year by OceanGate Expeditions, will give the opportunity, to civilians, to accompany researchers and scientists in the ship that, for decades now, rests on the very cold ocean floor. The price has been set for 100 thousand-150 thousand dollars. The expedition will last a week and will see the direct involvement of the "tourists" in the collection of data and information on the state of deterioration of the Titanic, side by side with scholars.
The sunken liner is already disappearing
"The ocean is taking the Titanic," said Stockton Rush, president of OceanGate Expeditions, "We need to document it before it disappears completely or becomes unrecognizable." From 1985, when it was rediscovered, to today, the liner has already changed a great deal. Under the blows of ocean currents and eaten away by bacteria, the wreck has already lost its foremast, aft deck, crow's nest, gymnasium by the grand staircase and the captain's bathtub.
The life cycle of this museum on the ocean floor may last just a few more decades. In short. The risk, in short, is that OceanGate's journey will turn out to be something, literally, unique.