Firm set for Ti­tanic tour

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TOURISTS will be able to travel two-and-a-half miles un­der the At­lantic to see the fi­nal rest­ing place of doomed liner Ti­tanic.

Among those who have al­ready signed up for the trip are a Lon­don banker and a doc­tor from Mis­souri.

Deep Ocean Ex­pe­di­tions are ex­pect­ing to take 80 peo­ple to the ship on the cen­te­nary of the sink­ing next year.

Just two vis­i­tors can go down at a time and it takes two hours to de­scend to fa­mous wreck, which was only dis­cov­ered in 1985.

But the £39,000 trips could cause con­tro­versy as the spot is also the rest­ing place for the 1,517 peo­ple who died on April 14, 1912.

But Rob Mccallum, the ex­pe­di­tion leader, said it would be the only time the firm took tourists to the spot.

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