Titan Submarine is a submersible operated by OceanGate, an American tourism company that offers expeditions to observe the wreck of the Titanic. The submersible can carry five people and dive to a depth of 3,800 meters (12,500 feet), where the Titanic lies on the North Atlantic Ocean floor. The 10-hour expedition aboard tour price on the Titan Submarine comes at a significant cost, with each person paying up to $250,000 to embark on this extraordinary journey into the depths of the ocean.
Features and Specifications of Titan Submarine
Titan Submarine is a 6.4-meter-long (21-foot) vessel made of carbon fiber and titanium. It has a spherical pressure hull that can withstand the immense water pressure at the Titanic wreck site. The hull has a diameter of 2.1 meters (7 feet) and can accommodate four passengers and one pilot. The submersible is equipped with LED lights, cameras, sonar, manipulator arms and other sensors to explore and document the Titanic wreck. The submersible also has a life support system that provides oxygen, carbon dioxide scrubbing, temperature control and emergency backup power for the crew⁴.
|6.4 meters (21 feet)
|2.6 meters (8.5 feet)
|3.7 meters (12 feet)
|11.8 tonnes (26,000 pounds)
|Carbon fiber and titanium
|2.1 meters (7 feet)
|3,800 meters (12,500 feet)
|3 knots (5.6 km/h or 3.5 mph)
|5 (1 pilot and 4 passengers)
Titan Submarine Tour Price in Indian Rupees
According to the latest exchange rate, one US dollar is equal to 81.99 Indian rupees. Therefore, the fee for one round trip to the Titanic wreck site in Titan Submarine is approximately:
$250,000 x 81.99 = ₹20496375.00
That is equivalent to about 2.49 crore rupees.
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Titan Submarine is a remarkable feat of engineering and exploration that allows people to witness the Titanic wreck site firsthand. However, it is also a very expensive and risky venture that requires careful planning and preparation. Unfortunately, on June 18, 2023, Titan Submersible imploded during its descent in the North Atlantic Ocean, killing all five people on board⁴. The cause of the implosion is still under investigation by various authorities and agencies. The tragedy has raised questions about the safety and ethics of human trips to the Titanic wreck site.