(WJW) — even after 110 years Titanic The sinking, stories and images of this iconic ship continue to captivate audiences around the world. Have you ever wished you could see the ship in person? Well, now you can.
It’s true – you can dive into the depths of the ocean and see the Titanic for yourself.
Adventure at the gates of the ocean, a society of underwater explorers, scientists and filmmakers, offers unique opportunities. Fewer than 250 people have seen the ship, which lies about 4 km below the surface, since its discovery 37 years ago, the company said.
This is your chance to join this shortlist.
The following photos are provided by OceanGateExpeditions.com
What does the Titanic 2023 expedition include?
According to Oceangate, Titanic Expedition 2023 is an eight-day mission that begins and ends in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
A series of tasks will be carried out in 2023.
Each mission includes up to five dives of 6 to 8 hours.
During each mission, on the way to the dive site, a team of six “mission specialist“Going for training. The purpose of the training is to familiarize yourself with the crew, officers, safety procedures and general conditions on board.
OceanGate explained that Mission Specialists are “citizen explorers” who work as crew members and provide support.
What is the purpose of the assignment?
The mission is to explore the site of the wreckage of the Titanic.
According to OceanGate, this is the third time the company has visited the site. And due to the size of the boat and the size of the surrounding area, the dives will last for years.
The company describes in its website Participant’s work: “Throughout your mission, you will actively support the team to help collect imagery and video, and perform laser and sonar scans to collect data to provide an objective baseline to assess the current status of the situation. ‘wreck. This baseline will be used to assess rates of degradation over time and help document and digitally preserve historic maritime sites. “
How can I qualify?
According to the organizers, there are usually 30 quest specialist positions to choose from each season, and the questline usually runs between June and August.
- You must be 18 years old at the start of the mission.
- Possess a valid passport for residency on an offshore dive support vessel for up to one week
- Ability to board a boat in rough seas (signs of the zodiac)
- Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment where plans and schedules may change
- Be able to demonstrate basic strength, balance, and flexibility (e.g., climbing a 6-foot ladder, carrying a 20-pound weight, etc.)
More details can be found here.
How much does it cost?
Training and support cost $250,000, according to the company.
The experience includes training, an eight-day mission, and a Titanic dive in what OceanGate calls “the world’s only five-person submersible capable of reaching 4,000 meters.” Learn more about this vessel here. If you wish to be pre-selected, you can reserve your place here.
Why was the Titanic so famous?
While the sinking of April 15, 1912 was far from the only shipwreck (the RMS Lusitania was another high-profile shipwreck), the RMS Titanic has been known for over a century.
When she embarked on her maiden voyage, the Titanic was already very famous. In addition to being the largest liner in the world at the time (hence its name), the ship was also described as “unsinkable”.
A total of around 1,500 passengers and staff were killed in the hours-long disaster. At the time, the number of victims was highest during commercial voyages and therefore alarmingly high. Additionally, the fact that the Titanic sank slowly, causing hours of panic, may also add to the mystery.
“The Titanic sank in 2 hours and 40 minutes, the length of a typical play,” wrote Stephen D. Cox, professor of literature at UC San Diego. CNN“…other disasters are either too big or too small to generate this interest. They happen too quickly or too slowly… people don’t have time to weigh their options; to think morally about what they can do, or what should be done.
Celebrities are also a factor in the equation. Some of the society’s most famous members in America and Europe on the titanic, including American socialite Molly Brown, as well as billionaires John Jacob Astor IV and Benjamin Guggenheim. Astor and the Guggenheim were killed in the disaster.
Hollywood also kept the Titanic alive.
In addition to countless documentaries, there are at least 15 films involving the ship. Most notable in the description of the film is 1997’s “Titanic” directed by James Cameron. This super blockbuster has Total income over $1.8 billion Since its release, it has helped stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet launch their careers and win the Best Picture Oscar. Celine Dion’s Hit”my heart Will Go On— featured in both the film and the soundtrack — also remains one of the music’s best-selling singles, serving as a musical reminder of both the movie and the ship.
It has been 110 years since it sank, but the “Dream Ship” has not been forgotten.
“The catastrophe has become so mysterious,” wrote literary biographer Andrew Wilson in his 2012 book Shadow of the Titanic, which appeared in part in Smithsonian Magazine. “The name Titanic is said to be the third most famous word in the world, after ‘God’ and ‘Coca-Cola’.”