First dive on the Titanic
Last updated: May 11, 2018 at 1:32 am
Dr. Robert Ballard made the first dive on the RMS Titanic aboard the Alvin submersible (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) on July 13, 1986. The wreck was discovered the previous year (Sept. 1, 1985) by an American-French expedition led by Jean-Louis Michel (IFREMER) and Dr. Ballard. The first images were taken by the ROV Argo at the time of the discovery. Depth: 3,840 m (12,600 ft).
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