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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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Virgin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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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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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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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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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Great Dive spot. Wreck is split 1/2 mile apart. You get to 85-90 feet in the bow, and 60s in the stern area. Great visibility. Take a good underwater camera.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Fantastic dive spot. Saw just about every kind of undersea critter that day including turtles and a massive ray

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Clear vis, no current, swim throughs, Turtles, Rays, Lobsters, giant spider crabs, lots of reef fish. Best wreck in the Caribbean.

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