Weird History

You Can Still Visit The Titanic (For Now), But It's Absolutely Terrifying To Get There

Movie lovers know what became of Jack and Rose, but what happened after the Titanic sank in real life? For decades, the tragic ship took on a whole new life at the bottom of the ocean. Curious people can catch a glimpse of the ship's remains via photos and videos, but thanks to technological advancements, people can now see it in person... if they can afford it.

Most people know basic Titanic facts; the world's largest and allegedly unsinkable ocean liner hit an iceberg while crossing the Atlantic in 1912 and sank, taking about 1,500 lives in the process. The stories of Titanic survivors remain memorable and heartbreaking, especially since roughly 700 people survived.

More than a century later, the great ship continues to capture humanity's imagination. Several companies offer tours to the Titanic wreckage using advanced submersibles, but visiting the Titanic isn't cheap - scientists worry the ship's remains may only last another few years. Intrepid Titanic lovers may want to take the plunge to the Atlantic's ocean floor to see the existing historic ruins.