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Rhone National Marine Park

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Address: Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
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Park that encompasses the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a mail ship that sunk...

Park that encompasses the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a mail ship that sunk during a hurricane in 1867, and Dead Chest Island, both great dive sites.

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Fabulous snorkeling!

Snorkeling at the Wreck of the Rhone was a highlight of our trip. I had never had the opportunity to see a shipwreck before, so this was just fabulous. We anchored our sailboat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Snorkeling at the Wreck of the Rhone was a highlight of our trip. I had never had the opportunity to see a shipwreck before, so this was just fabulous. We anchored our sailboat near Salt Island and rode the dinghy to the mooring balls. Just a fabulous place to snorkel.

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful snorkelling spot but it was packed with divers and too many boats in a too small space. Go there when it's not high season!

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Thank montrealdoula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on Saturday and it seemed to be a great day. Only one dive boat and 2 other charter boats that were snorkeling. The wind was light 6-8 knots, so the chop was small. We took our 6 and 8 year old and they loved it. We had seen it 20 years ago and there seems to end... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used sail Caribbean divers in Tortola for this exciting unforgettable dive. Just a short 20 boat ride from the marina lies the wreck 20 meters off a beautiful island. The wreck is sitting on its side at 10-26 meters. It's easily penetrated, with plenty of turtles, moray eels and sting rays about. Surrounding the wreck are plentiful fish, sand... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We dived the wreck in 1992, which is a long time ago now, but my experience is relevant today for those who wish to scuba or just snorkel the wreck. We anchored away from the crowd in the sandy bay and snorkelled up to the point. Seeing some wreckage on the sandy bottom was fascinating as there was nothing to... More 

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Road Town, Tortola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

After almost 20 years I visited my old "office" once again. She hasn't changed much, if any; just a lot more divers nowadays. I used to be a dive instructor, underwater videographer and I dived the Rhone about 1000 times and never got tired of seeing that majestic ship lying on its side with the bow pointing towards Tortola. The... More 

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Bassoues, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The wreck of the Rhone is definitely worth a visit. There were masses of boats there when we were there moored up on the temporary boys. You need to take care when swimming to the wreck as there are a lot of cowboys driving fast speed boats and boats they can hardly handle and it makes one very vulnerable in... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Nice place for scuba diving, good visibility and lots of fish and corals. Even good place for snorkelling if you don't fancy diving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is not an easy place to snorkel but it is worth every minute. There are some pretty good currents and snorkelers as well as divers have plenty to see. Go early in the morning to avoid lots of boats.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

If you are going to dive this wreck, get ready to swim against the currents, but it is really a cool dive spot. I am told that no one died in the sinking of this vessel so do not expect to see skeletons, but it is interesting how the ship is torn up from the ocean's mighty power.

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