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Rhone National Marine Park

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Address: Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
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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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I scuba dived the Rhone while on a week long sail. I was a little unsure at first as I am a fairly new diver. However, the Rhone was beautiful. This was my first wreck dive and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I scuba dived the Rhone while on a week long sail. I was a little unsure at first as I am a fairly new diver. However, the Rhone was beautiful. This was my first wreck dive and since I am only certified to 60 feet, I only dove the stern section of the wreck. There were lots of fish. The... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history! Sail Caribbean Divers is the best for this dive. Be sure and get the full history of the wreck.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I dove on our own at the Rhone from our chartered catamaran. Great visibility and an amazing amount of life at this wreck. I was surprised how close to Salt Island this wreck is - its literally right off the rocky shore. Amazing how large the propeller is. A few areas to swim through. We saw an... More 

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Dahinda, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our captain "Mike" took us snorkeling over the Rhone on our Festiva Sailing trip. A must see/do when you are in the BVI's!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We snorkeled over the Rhone and its was really cool (though a bit weird when you realize 140 perished on the ship). When snorkeling you can see about 1/2 the ship, with it being about 20 - 30ft deep. There are still some port holes visible with glass and the big propeller.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Best to see as 2 separate dives, or if you are really good on air one long dive. The depths range from stern in 30 feet to the bow resting in 80 ft. Lots of things to see and find, and lots of coral and fish life on the wreck and the reef beside it too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The Rhone shipwreck is a popular spot for snorkeling / diving because it offers access to a wreck in relatively shallow waters for snorkelers to enjoy. We revisited the wreck a few months later as part of a half-day snorkel from Little Dix Bay resort.

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British Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

If there is one dive site to visit during your Living the Dream Charter, then it has to be to the historic RMS Rhone. It is an excellent dive for the novice open water diver as well as for experienced divers. We always go with our partners from Sail Caribbean Divers. They will take excellent care of you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

One of the top wreck dives in the world!! Great two tank dive. Also close by islands for a food stop. Accessible by private boats or local dive shops. Don't miss it!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Did 2 dives and both were great. Went with Sail Caribbean divers and they did a very good job. The swim through was a highlight exiting through a ball of thousands of bait fish. Great narration by the staff on the dive.

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