Here is an opportunity to visit the sunken remains of the Titanic, the legendary luxury ship that sank during its first voyage taking the lives of over 1,500 people. The adventure trip to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean, where the Titanic is located, is being arranged by OceanGate Expeditions, a Washington-based firm.
Teams of five travellers each would be taken to the ocean floor along with a guide in ‘Cyclops class submersibles’, a type of small submarine used by scientists to study the underwater areas of seas.
However, interviews would be conducted to select the travellers who can take part in the voyage. According to the president of OceanGate Expeditions Stockton Rush, registrations have already begun and the trips will be conducted in 2021 and 2022.
The spot where the Titanic sank could be reached by sailing 370 km from the coast of Canada and remains of the tragic ship lie around 3,800 feet below the ocean surface. After the sunken ship was discovered on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean in 1985, as many as 140 people have visited the Titanic. All of them were scientists.
During its historic journey in 1912, Titanic sailed from Southampton in England to New York with 2,224 passengers. It struck an iceberg and sank, taking 1,517 lives.