Fantastic dive spot. Saw just about every kind of undersea critter that day including turtles and a massive ray
Clear vis, no current, swim throughs, Turtles, Rays, Lobsters, giant spider crabs, lots of reef fish. Best wreck in the Caribbean.
The Wreck of the Rhone is a mid 1800's ship that wrecked trying to outrun a hurricane. It's a popular and beautiful dive site with a lot of marine life
I've been spoiled diving wrecks all over the world, so didn't expect much from a wreck in some clear-water resort location. Boy, was I surprised. Even after 150 years, there's plenty to see! We dove with Sail Caribbean Divers, out of Hodges Creek on Tortola. (They will happily pick you up on Cooper Island or rendezvous with your boat near... More
You can also snorkel to see the top part of the wreck. The ship is nw of the big yellow bouey. You need to get there early to get one of the moorings.
A must. This was my second trip to the Rhone and it was better than the first. A spotted eagle ray escorted us throughout the dive. Lots of critters to be seen.
Besides the wreck, there is lots of fish life. Our dive masters, Tony and Kate, lead a fascinating tour in and through the wreck, pointing out things of special interest.
I have been diving on quite few wrecks in the past and the HMS Rhone is one of the best. Did the bow section first - with great swimthroughs and then the stern - that enormous bronze propeller and rudder are quite a site when you turn around after swimming between two of the blades. The history of the ship... More
Was fascinating, but would have rather dived it. The day we went it was overcast and rough water, so visibility wasn't great.
The RMS Rhone lies in 78' (bow) to 40' (stern) of water. There is a swim through of the forward half of the ship (don't do it if you aren't prepared for an overhead environment, but it is a short swim through and exits are always visible). Lots of coral growth and fish life around the wreck. Lots of great... More
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