The depths of depravity

10.05.00: THE FIRST underwater trip to the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah goes ahead tomorrow despite opposition from a gay rights group.

The tour operator Aquatrip will send down 20 tourists per trip in a pressure-proof glass submarine.

The cities, destroyed according to the Bible by a rain of 'brimstone and fire', were discovered in the Dead Sea, off the coast of Jordan, two years ago by a Nasa satellite. The campaigning gay rights forum Glad insisted tourists would have only a prurient interest in the site. KB