It’s been 106 years since the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, and 21 years since the James Cameron-directed tearjerker reignited public awareness of the tragedy. Feel old yet? Relive your youth in the classiest way possible with a six-figure, front-row ticket to the actual wreck in the Atlantic.
You’ll join part of a dead-serious series of expeditions which aim to scan and log enough information of the wreck to build a high-resolution 3D model, so as to preserve the memory of the ship for future generations. The wreck itself is deteriorating at an alarming rate as rust-like microorganisms ‘eat’ away at the steel, hence the urgency of the missions to come.
Be warned, your role as a Mission Specialist goes beyond being a tourist – you’ll be given the opportunity to train in areas such as sonar operation, navigation, communications, camera ops and data logging (information lifted from the site), and actively contribute to this momentous project. The intrepid may find this a thrilling plus – after all, there’s a limit to how much gawking you can do after a week. We’re also not sure how often non-scientists get offered the chance to be involved in such vital operations.
More details, mission objectives and information at the OceanGate Expeditions site. Trips commence 2019.