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Rhone National Marine Park

Address: Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Road Town
Type: Marinas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Park that encompasses the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a mail ship that sunk during a hurricane in 1867...
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Type: Marinas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We dove the Rhone with Blue Water Divers out of Tortola (see our rave reviews for their dive outfit here on Tripadvisor). We were very lucky to have wonderful conditions! My boyfriend and I did a two tank dive in the morning. The wreck is off Salt Island and we were able to hear about the ships history and demise... More 

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Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A short ride from Lamberts, we went scuba diving with Sail Caribbean Divers out of Hodges Creek Marina. Our group had beginners for Discover Scuba Diving, recently certified divers and very experienced divers. Sail Caribbean Divers gave every one of us a fantastic personal and professional experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've done this dive 5 times and it did not get boring. Lots of marine life and super exciting to discover the ship from the in- and outside. I really enjoyed the dive at night, sort of scary and exciting at the same time. But really easy to get lost if you don't know the site to well (at night).... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was a great dive--lots of structure, history and coral reef dwellers. We make it through the entire wreck in one dive and saw so much!!! A must dive when visiting Tortola.

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Nobleton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went there solely to dive and it was one of the better wrecks I've dove. Check out Pussers while on Tortola for a bit of history over their special drinks and a great burger ! ( nice clothes shop too !) Date not accurate

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Preston, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
47 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've dived both parts of this wreck twice now, once with a dive guide and once with a buddy. Both times were excellent, with clear water and abundant marine life. There can be a bit of a current, especially on the bow section, but it's been manageable each time I've visited. The wreck is fascinating and quite well preserved. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

One of the best natural wrecks I've ever dove! Large debris field and need 5-6 dives to explore and enjoy. Neat swim troughs and lots of history at 60-80'.

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Baton Rouge
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Current was very strong , visibility was poor due to Hurricane Gonzalo. We snorkeled above the wreck, we could see it but couldn't make out details.

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Ensenada, Baja California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is a fun place to explore, lots of crevice and crannies to search through, cannot beat the BVI water.

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St. Thomas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a great back stry to go with a beautiful dive. The back half of the ship is in shallow water which allows snorkelers to observe the 18 foot brass propeller that is clearly visible from the surface. Making it a park has had the effect of turning this into one of the best dives you can do.

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