Titanic trips: Tourists will be able to dive two miles in a submersible to the wreck in 2021

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Washington-State-based OceanGate Expeditions is offering tourists the chance to join missions next year that will include taking part in submersible dives to the wreck and its debris field.
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Since the Titanic sunk over a century ago, only 140 people have made submersible dives to see the wreckage first-hand, two miles down on the Atlantic Ocean seabed.

But a small number of explorers will be adding to that tally next year and you could be one of them - if you have a spare £95,000 ($125,000).

That's because exploration company OceanGate Expeditions is offering tourists the chance to join the six 10-day missions next year, which will include diving to the wreck and its debris field in a submersible.

OceanGate Expeditions is offering tourists the chance to dive to the wreck of the Titanic in 2021 - for £95,000

OceanGate Expeditions describes the dives as 'a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore and experience this historic memorial site'

On the dives, tourists will help 'capture laser scans and 4K video that will be combined with high-resolution images to create a photorealistic virtual 3D model of the shipwreck'

Only 140 people have completed the dive to see the Titanic's decaying remains in the century since the ship sank

Tourists - or mission specialists as they will be known - will sail from St John's in Newfoundland, Canada, to the site of the Titanic wreckage, 370 miles away

According to the Washington-State-based company, up to nine tourists will be allowed on each mission, and describe it as 'a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore and experience this historic memorial site'.

The tourists - or mission specialists as they will be known - will begin their adventure by sailing from St John's in Newfoundland, Canada, to the site of the Titanic wreckage, 370 miles away.

OceanGate Expeditions will then use its five-manned Cyclops-class submersible Titan to transport experts and researchers as well as the mission specialists to the wreck. It can take three mission specialists on each dive.

The firm says Titan is the world's only five-crewmember manned submersible able to reach the depths of the Titanic that lies 3,800…
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