Does anyone here plan to pay the $35000 to dive on Titanic

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Tarn Stephanos

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Diving Titanic occupies my thoughts...I HAVE to see her in person, its a dream i can't shake..
Having worked with the 'Big Piece' may have gotten me 'closer' to Titanic than many who dived the wreck, as I touched the hull, but I must see her in person...In some way it gives 'completion' to my time working with the Titanic artifacts.
Plus I can stop lamenting "I could have gone", as I opted out of the 2000 expedition in protest to plans to cut off the anchors, but stull envied my coworkers who dove the wreck. Feeling sorry for ones self on occasion is only human..
Once I dive the wreck, i can put such tom foolery out of my mind...
Paying for it is the tricky part, on a teachers salary, if I live frugally, i can save the ammount over a couple years....
Im just surprised that few if any other people here share that dream of diving the wreck.
Many hardcore Titanic buffs I know seem to have little interest in seeing the wreck in person- I could never understand why...To each thier own I suppose...
Its funny, a couple Titanic friends once said 'the general public will never be able to dive Titanic.
Im glad they are wrong.....



regards


Tarn Stephanos
 
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Denise A. Hunyadi

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Tarn--if I had $35K that I could use for anything I wished, anything at all, I'd definitely consider diving on Titanic. That would be the ultimate life experience for me! Since I don't have that kind of cash available, I settle for seeing the artifact exhibits every chance I get!

I hope someday you realize your dream!

BTW, I admire the fact that you sacrificed your opportunity to go on the expedition in 2000 in order to stand up for something you believed in.

Regards,

Denise
 
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Tarn Stephanos

Member
Thanks Denise..
In a way it was a good thing, because once I get down there, Ill savor the experience even more...

I have to make the dive, for as the saying goes, "Its not the things you have done in life that you'll regret the most, but rahter the things you didn't do".

I must make the dive, lest I turn into an oompa loompa...
Thanks for the kind words too, an I need to deal with my self pity of missing out on a dream-The dives for the public mean I can make my dream a reality....


regards


Tarn Stephanos
 
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Lori Coleman

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Tarn, I sincerely hope you get to fulfill your dream of diving the wreck. I truly understand your desire to see it for yourself.

Unfortunately, my claustrophobia would turn me into a blubbering fool who would probably be quite dangerous in such a confined space. I'd probably flail around and hit the 'implode' button or something.

I can't imagine actually being on the site, looking at Titanic in real life. It seems like it would be the closest thing we have to time travel. An opportunity to see something long ago lost, something we never thought we'd see again. I envy all who get the chance to do it!
 
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Tarn Stephanos

Member
Thanks for the nice words Lori!

I have a hunch it will happen, thank god foe "Deep Ocean expeditions".
I'm hoping to have the $$ saved well before 2012.

I don't have a problem with claustrophobia, but I do have a fear of heights,hence wonder how anyone could stomach climbing Mt. Everest- but many have the Everest dream as a life long obsession.

Odd how a 2 1/2 mile plunge to the sea floor wouldnt phase me, given my fear of heights..



regards


Tarn Stephanos
 
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Jeremy Lee

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Well, I would, provided the wreck lasts long enough for me to get the cash raised!
 
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sharon rutman

Guest
Well, it's wistful thinking for me to raise that kind of cash to take that 2 1/2 hour trip to the bottom of the ocean. However, i read in the Daily News about a couple of months ago that a woman who lives not far from me in Howard Beach is on the Keldish planning to go down. I only wish it was me. Maybe when I win the lotto ...
 
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Tarn Stephanos

Member
the price has been raised to $40,000 US..

The public dives seem on hold..I do hope they resume..
 
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Tarn Stephanos

Member
Well, I came within centimeters of being on 2 past official expeditions- Now I suspect paying to make the dive will be the only way I'll see the ship in person- I've had a severe case of titanicitus since I was 10 (aka 'titanic fever'), and I just Have to see her in person- call me a ninny, It's just something I need to do...

I'm concerned Deep Ocean Expeditions might not go back to Titanic- they havent had access to the Mir subs for a couple years, so I'm not sure what's happening....
I make a teachers salary- which compared to other vocations is chickenfeed-The cost for a Titanic dive is nearly the years salary for a new teacher in my state...But I have to see her....Some dream of Mt Everest, I dream of visiting Titanic...I hope to god this dream comes true...
If not, as a teacher I hope I can encourage my students to develop an interest in Titanic, and perhaps one of them can reach Titanic..
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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>>I'm concerned Deep Ocean Expeditions might not go back to Titanic- they havent had access to the Mir subs for a couple years, so I'm not sure what's happening.... <<

Either they had a falling out with the Russians (The way RMSTI supposedly did) or somebody made them a better deal. It may also be that the Russian government has made the MIR operators an offer they couldn't refuse by way of arctic exploration. They've had quite the interest there of late.
 
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Matthew Newman

Member
>>Well, I would, provided the wreck lasts long enough for me to get the cash raised!<<

Amen to that!

I'm afraid she'll be a pile of orange powder before I scrape up even half the fee in spare cash.

Always fun to dream though.
 
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Caroline Walker

Member
It is amazing to think about doing it. In theory, I would absolutely love to! It really would be an experience to treasure forever.

But with the steep price as well as my overwhelming fear of water, I don't think it will ever quite work out for me, lol.

Never stops me from dreaming about it, though.
Happy
 
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Jorge Gutierrez

Member
Lets see...diving to the Titanic for $35,000??? Give me a lotto ticket and get a few witches to do some Santeria on me and hopefully if i win it i will go...hahaha...no but on some serious thoughts i would love to have the chance to see the wreck...just too much money.
 
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