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You Can Now Ride a Submarine to the Deepest Point on Earth

While billionaires vie for the stars, $750,000 trips to the bottom of the Marianas Trench will begin departing in May.

The Limiting Factor submarine fills her ballast tanks and prepares to dive to full ocean depth.

The Limiting Factor submarine fills her ballast tanks and prepares to dive to full ocean depth.

Photographer: Reeve Jolliffe/EYOS Expeditions

For some, the ultimate adventure is up in the stars. (See: Musk, Branson, Bezos.) For Texas businessman Victor Vescovo, the trip of a lifetime is a dive to the deepest known point on our own planet, the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

For $750,000 per person, Vescovo will take guests down 35,843 feet in Limiting Factor, his $37 million Triton 36,000/2 submarine, whose depth capacity is more than 100 times that of the typical superyacht submersible.