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Titanic expedition has slots available
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on February 9, 2018 12:01AM

A gentle reminder if you want to get in on the OceanGate Inc. expedition to survey and document the condition of the wreck of the RMS Titanic: There are still a limited number of slots left for “mission specialists,” who get one dive in the state-of-the-art Cyclops 2 submersible to the wreck site. The image of the Cyclops 2 and the Titanic is courtesy of OceanGate Inc.

Just think, the experience will only cost you a paltry $105,129 per person (in 2018) or $108,218 per person (in 2019), the equivalent of a first class ticket ($4,350) on Titanic’s maiden, and only, voyage. You can find the qualifications (aside from a hefty bank account) here:

If you will recall, more than 1,500 died in the sinking, including the great-grandson of Astoria’s namesake, John Jacob Astor IV. The wreck was found, at a depth of about 12,800 feet, by Robert Ballard in 1985.


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