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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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1867 Wreck of the RMS Rhone

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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carribean territory
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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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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My whole family dove the Rhone and loved it. The water was murky our day, but it was still a lot of fun. Do your research ahead of time to make sure that you are oriented as to where things are when you get to the bottom. Some of the mooring balls are closer to the wreckage than others.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Easy snorkel over historic mail steamer shipwreck. Bow is in 30ft of water, stern is in 70ft of water. Good diving/snorkeling with experienced operator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The 1867 wreck of the USS Rhone is very well preserved. Still can see parts of the rigging, steam engine and even the propeller. Deepest part is at just 70 ft. Great visibility with lots of sea life all around.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Guided by Dave from Blue Water Divers, we saw a, literally, inside view of a tragic piece of maritime history. Sunk during a hurricane in the 1880's, the HMS Rhone went down in a series of unfortunate events and decisions. Well preserved and rife with undersea life. What fun!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Beautiful spot. Both for snorkelling or scuba. Crystal clear waters, nature at its most. Have a handy mooring rope+buoys for the dingy

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