HOW DEEP can they go?

RMS Titanic's
Final Resting Place
12,500 ft (3810 m)

Other Facts

In 1985, Dr. Robert Ballard led a team of researchers in a joint French-American expedition and found the final resting place of the R.M.S. Titanic. He and his colleagues returned one year later with the DSV Alvin and a specially designed robot, the Jason Jr., to explore the ship.

Painting above by Ken Marschall from the Maritime History Virtual Archives

More Information:

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This page is originally from the Smithsonian Institution's
Ocean Planet Exhibition

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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)