It’s almost 110 years since the Titanic met with tragedy, sinking off the cost of Canada on April 14, 1912 after hitting an iceberg.
The remains of the largest shipwreck in contemporary history lie at a depth of 3,800 metres below the sea. Despite the dark and undoubtedly dank environment, the wreck is attracting the attention of an enthusiastic audience eager to visit it. This year, Ocean Gate Expeditions will make that possible at the modest price of $120,000. A figure that doesn’t seem that unreasonable given the intensity of the experience of visiting the site of a calamity that has affected our collective imagination like few others.
The trip sets off from the port of St. John, on the Canadian island of Newfoundland, with the Horizon Arctic, a 100-metre hybrid superyacht, for a 400-mile crossing to the location of the wreck. During the crossing, guests are instructed and prepared for the mission: at these latitudes the sea is not to be underestimated.
Once all the procedures are completed, guests take a seat in a small submarine, three at a time, and begin a descent of about 90 minutes to the bottom of the ocean.
The exploration of the wreck and the vast debris field surrounding it takes three hours, and guests assist the crew with laser and sonar scans. The ship’s gigantic boilers, huge propellers and various decks, including the command deck, are clearly visible, now inhabited by countless creatures of the deep.
Once back on (Newfound)land, ten days after departure, with your mind and smartphone full of unforgettable images, you are certain to have had a rare, intense and – why not – deep experience.
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