Monday 24 April 2017

Tour of Titanic wreck for those with deep pockets

Titanic on its ill-fated voyage (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Titanic on its ill-fated voyage (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Chris McCullough

A tour operator is offering a cruise with a difference - exploring the wreck of the Titanic.

Adventurous tourists can dive down and see the wreck of the luxury liner that sank over 100 years ago after setting sail from Cobh.

But punters will have to dig deep as the trip will set them back £86,000 (€99,185). Those who do splash out can dive 4km to the Atlantic floor in a submarine.

Starting in May next year, Blue Marble Private will take tourists on the eight-day holiday which starts on the coast of Newfoundland in Canada.

A helicopter or seaplane will take passengers to a support yacht where they will spend two days being taught about the ship's workings by guest explorers, scientists and the expedition crew.

On day three, nine passengers will board the titanium and carbon fibre submersible three at a time.

Under guidance, the tourists will travel down 4km to view the ship's deck and famous staircase on a dive that is said to take five hours.

According to the company there have been less people visit the Titanic's wreck than have been to space or that have climbed Mount Everest.

Irish Independent

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