London-based travel company Blue Marble Private will be launching diving expeditions in May 2018 to the famous RMS Titanic sunk at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912. The experience will only be open to nine people who will undergo an eight-day journey to get up-close to the most popular ship of all time.
Travelers who will avail of the expedition will be taken to the support yacht just above the wrecked vessel. Here, the individuals will get to learn about workings of the ship and attend orientation sessions to help the crew in dive planning, and the use of sonars and undersea navigation system.
During the third to the sixth day of the experience, groups of three participants will get in a titanium and carbon fiber submersible for a chance to see the Titanic. The visitors will dive with a pilot and oceanologist and venture the ship from its grand staircase up to the detritus.
Diving expeditions are highly dependent on the favorable weather conditions of the ocean. Throughout the course of the journey, the guests are expected to contribute to the ship's undertaking by "assisting with sub-sea communications and undertaking basic tasks," according to The Daily Telegraph.
There will be a couple of lectures, discussions, mission updates and dive briefs with ocean experts for the guests to have an in-depth knowledge and appreciation for ocean diving missions generally. After the expedition on the waters, the guests will be taken back to their point of entry at St. John's.
If the initiative is proven to be successful, a similar expedition will be held in 2019. Guests who want to take part of the experience will have to pay a huge price for $105,129 per person. The cost is equivalent to the inflated price of the $4,350 first-class cabin a passenger has taken on the 1912 voyage of the Titanic.
RMS Titanic has collided with an iceberg on April 1912 and sunk on her fourth day at sea.