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Address: Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
Description: 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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This will be one of your dives of a lifetime!!

If you are diving in the BVI's this is a must do dive. The wreck is impressive and so much of it is still visible. The deepest part is 80' so you can spend plenty of time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you are diving in the BVI's this is a must do dive. The wreck is impressive and so much of it is still visible. The deepest part is 80' so you can spend plenty of time checking out the entire wreck. If you have a Go-Pro use it as you get some of the best diving videos with the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I know this is primarily a dive spot but none of us were divers. We did snorkel over the shallower stern section of the Rhone. Man that was worth the time. It's kind of eerie floating over such an old wreck and visualizing the horrendous night that had to be. Also, it was kind of neat thinking Jacqueline Bisset had... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a fantastic snorkel and I am sure an amazing dive. Whatever you do make sure you keep swimming so you don't miss the rest of the boat. We moored pretty much right over the anchor, the mooring closest to the yellow dive site ball. From there you swim out and come upon the mast and parts of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The RMS Rhone is a wreck dive off Salt Island in the BVI. A nineteenth century Royal Mail steamer that sank during a Hurricane with the loss of several lives. The Rhone split into two after an onboard explosion and therefore you have two dive sites in one. The stern is in about 30ft of water while the bow section... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went to the Rhone earlier this week - while you have to contend with many other dive boats (there were probably 10 there when we went) it is well worth it! Spend the time and do two dives as their are multiple sections to the boat ranging from 85ft up to 20ft. Lot of marine life too - quite enjoyable!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We loved this dive! There were some current there, but the dive was super cool and beautiful! Inside the Rhone lives the HUGEST lobsters I have ever seen!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Extraordinary and easy dive, you can go by snorkel to the shalow aereas 83 to 6 meters deep) or thaking your thanks down to 25 meters, the boat, the wild life, everything mades this place wonderfull

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Sidney, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The stop could be snorkeled but better with SCUBA. Beware of the current. Try to stop off peak to get a mooring

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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I love this wreck, and have dived it many times -- it never gets old. It is full of life, entirely encrusted with layer upon layer of corals and sponges. Big fish and tiny things, lots to photograph. You do it in two dives, first dive the deeper portion and the second dive the shallower. And if you're lucky, you... More 

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Parts of the sunken ship are only 15 feet below the surface. This site can be windy and difficult so be sure to stop on a day when the winds are not excessive.

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