Looking to get more out of your holidays? Soon you’ll be able to explore the most famous shipwreck of all time, 13,000ft below sea level

Less people have visited the wreck of the Titanic than have been into space – which makes joining that exclusive club a very appealing prospect. Starting in May 2018, London-based luxury travel company Blue Marble Private will take groups of explorers to see the vessel’s hallowed remains. The eight-day Blue Marble Private Dive the Titanic journey will be the first time in over a decade that individuals have been able to go on dives to the shipwreck. Expeditions are being planned in conjunction with submersible development team OceanGate, Inc.

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After embarking from Canada by helicopter or seaplane, travellers will be flown to an expedition support yacht above the Titanic’s final resting place in the North Atlantic Ocean. Each day, participants will board a specially-designed titanium and carbon fibre submersible and go to the wreckage, which is located approximately 13,000ft below sea level. The weather-dependent dives – which can take place during the day or at night – can accommodate three passengers, one pilot, and one deep ocean expert at a time.

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Individuals can also help the onboard scientists, pilots, and submersible expedition crew plan dives, operate the sonar, prepare the submersible for dives, or use the undersea navigation system. At the end of the expedition, participants can take image, video, and sonar data home with them. The trip costs £86,500 per person, which is equivalent to a first-class passage (£3,560) on the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage, after adjusting for inflation. More dives are scheduled for summer 2019, giving additional explorers the chance to see the most famous shipwreck in history. bluemarbleprivate.com

Rebekah Bell