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See the Titanic for Only $125,000

This 2004 image provided by the University of Rhode Island's Institute for Exploration and Center for Archaeological Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean Exploration shows the shoes of one of the possible victims of the Titanic disaster. A company’s plan to retrieve the Titanic’s radio has sparked a debate over whether the famous shipwreck still holds human remains.(Institute for Exploration and Center for Archaeological Oceanography/University of Rhode Island/NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration via AP)

Want to see the Titanic, up close and in person? In May, tourists will have the opportunity to visit the notorious shipwreck. Undersea exploration company OceanGate Expeditions has a series of six dives planned to visit the British passenger ship, which caused the deaths of 1,500 when it sunk in 1912. The Titanic dive — the first in 15 years — is not only a commercial venture but also a research mission to examine sea life around the ship’s remains and create a 3-D model of its debris. Stockton Rush, president of OceanGate Expeditions, says, “All the bones are gone. There are no bodies down there. There are boots and shoes and clothes that show where people were 100 years ago, and that is very somber.” Each dive will last six to eight hours, and it takes 90 minutes to get down to the wreck. A ticket for one of a dive’s nine tourist slots costs $125,000. Here’s the complete story from Luxury Launches.

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