Diving into the Titanic disaster

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Famed Irish diver Rory Golden makes his Lytham debut on Sunday at the Lowther with his Return To Titanic evening.

Rory Golden was the first Irish diver to see Titanic from a Russian MIR submersible in 2000 and again in 2005 at a depth of 3,875 metres.

More people have been to outer space than to these depths of the ocean.

Return to Titanic is a two-part 80-minute presentation that will cover the construction and loss in 1912, discovery in 1985, artefact recovery expeditions, and personal recollections of actually diving to the ship.

He takes his audience back 100 years to share in the pride of Harland and Wolff as it built the worlds biggest liner then re-lives the shock of the disaster and the rescue of survivors.

Rory provides a new insight into the successful French/American expedition of 1985 that discovered Titanic, from the journal and images of cameraman Ralph White, who went on to make 35 dives to the wreck site.

He reveals the artefacts on the seabed and on recovery and explains what it’s like to be in a submersible.

Ticket details from (01253) 794221.