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Rhone National Marine Park

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Address: Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola

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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One of the Best Snorkel Spots!

This spot was a unique place to snorkel! It was cool seeing the sunken ship, but there was also a lot of great wildlife to be viewed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Abigail E
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This spot was a unique place to snorkel! It was cool seeing the sunken ship, but there was also a lot of great wildlife to be viewed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful wreck, full of fish. No current, relaxing. Small group: 6 divers and a guide. And sailcarribeandivers: TOP.

Thank Luc S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

Thank SFox67550
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 July 26, 2016

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 July 25, 2016

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.

Thank VuduMaster
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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.

Thank Melissa H
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.

Thank Brad781
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.

Thank Adam B

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