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Rhone National Marine Park

Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Road Town
Type: Marinas
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Miami
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I dove this wreck back in 1980 when I was single and just loved it. This year (2014), I took my three sons to see this classic wreck. We did the wreck first during the day, then again at night. Neither let us down. We saw several turtles, octopus, all kinds of tropical fish, and even a small reef shark.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a must see for recreational divers. Great wreck with lots to see. Make sure you dive directly to the wreck so you don't waste air looking for the wreck!

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Virgin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Marked well, with clear visability and not real deep so new divers can practice what they learned and be secure if something makes them uncomfortable .The deeper bow allows for entrance into the bones of the boat, where you can find huge fish. There is a great buoy that is right next to both parts of the wreck and makes... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

HMS Rhone is an old ship great for new and experienced SCUBA divers. Two dives one at 55 feet and the other at 85 feet.

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Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Rhone is broken into a few sections. You should look at a diagram so you are familiar with each section before diving. Normally this is an easy dive but sometimes there are currents. You should have someone at the surface with a 'chase boat' to play safe. A lot to see. A lot of marine life.

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Frisco, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have done a two tank dive at the Rhone National Marine Park numerous times and each experience has been different. Probably my most exciting one was seeing a Goliath Grouper in the stern of the boat.My least exciting was a night dive where basically all I saw was a Red Snapper who would not leave us alone. I have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a great dive, the water is sooo clear. Once we came up we could watch a diver group below us in exceptional detail 60-70' below. It is a relaxing and fairly easy wreck to dive with lots to see, made more poignant by the fact it is a real wreck where many lost their lives. A camera is... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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434 reviews 434 reviews
117 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We dove and others in our group snorkeled. You can do both right from the goat or take dinghy to mooring ball. Clear, lots of fish and soft corals. Lovely spot. Can be a bit rolls on boat but we were there on a relatively calm day.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went on a night dive from Braveheart Charters! Saw 30 to 40 lobsters - some huge! Saw 3 turtles of which 2 were huge. Capt Jerry said +/- 400 lbs. Lots of amazing colors at night.

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