Nearly every news report I have heard is calling the 5 men dead in the Titan Submersible accident “adventurers” and “explorers”. They were neither. They were tourists.
Adventurers and explorers forge new paths, break new trails, find new ways to places where mankind has not been before.
Tourists are driven, flown or otherwise transported to a place for sightseeing.
Calling these men “adventurers” is like calling someone who helicoptered to the peak of Mt Everest (yes, I know, too high) for photos an “adventurer”….They were Tourists. Paid big money for a ride into the deep.
That they chose a shady company for their ride to the depths is sad, but they weren’t “Brave Adventurers”….they were tourists and sightseers.