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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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Nice place to dive

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to believe that the Rhone has been down over 100 years. It must have been pretty amazing when this ship wrecked on the rocks. Since it has been underwater so long, the marine life here is AMAZING. We saw lobster, sea turtles, barracuda and millions of other fish. If you are in the British Virgin Islands and... More 

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Rhone is a great dive, in fairly shallow water 35 to 60', with a lot of metal still left to see. This was the first steam driven propeller sail ship that in the late 1800's was deemed "unsinkable" by the British, and you guessed it Sank in a hurricane. This is a must do dive for those who "collect"... More 

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great place to anchor the sailboat and do some snorkeling. The wreck is clearly visible and easy to swim around to different angles. A must see for sailors in the BVI

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Wimberley, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Wreck of the Rhone is popular with both divers and snorkelers. It is interesting from the point of view of being a nearly 150 year old ship wreck, but as a snorkel site the most interesting thing is watching the divers. Although there are some reef fish and coral the depth of the wreck (30 ft to 70 ft)... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

WOW, what a wonderful thing to see. We hired a dive company to meet us here and we dove with them to see the Rhone. If you can dive, this is a must on your trip. You can even snorkel above the wreck and you will enjoy it. There is a current once a day over the wreck and it... More 

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sunnyvale, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I'm a new diver so I suppose my word doesn't count for much - but this is my favorite wreck dive so far, and it's probably the only wreck dive I'd care to dive again. It's a huge wreck, and the swim throughs, propellers, and artifacts they show you along the dive are amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Dove with Blue Water Divers at the Rhone. It was a fantastic wreck dive!! Rupert was a wonderful captain and his 1/2 hour history lesson about the Rhone was almost as good as the wreck!! Highly recommend!

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