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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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Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour

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Recking the Rhone!

Great experience diving the Rhone, tried to "hide" a bottle of Rum for our return in a month however...there was a diving boat there doing a tour and it was very difficult to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hamilton, Canada
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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a historic wreck. The Rhone was the first steam ship to use a modern propeller. Since the ship has been under water for 150+ years. There is not much left but the hull and one of the masts. So don't expect to see cargo or to swim thru cabins and passageways. If your in Tortola, its worth the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience diving the Rhone, tried to "hide" a bottle of Rum for our return in a month however...there was a diving boat there doing a tour and it was very difficult to "hide" the bottle with everyone exploring around you. Not to mention there was no way we were going to stick our hands in a dark, cold, unknown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited and dove on the Rhone 3 times in one day, the deep bow section in the morning, the more shallow stern section in the afternoon followed by a night dive on the bow section. All different dives but sort of a "bucket list" dive. Good visibility, little current and the night dive was the best.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good snorkeling excursion, even if a little deep. Probably better to scuba, but great experience either way. Too many tourists but still totally worth it!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We dove here it was very crowded that day but it was a holiday. The water was clear and lots of fish

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Theodore, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great diving experience. The boat ride out was a little rough but once on site we were sheltered by Salt Island. This wreck requires a least two dives to see the entire wreck. After 150 years there is lots of marine growth and lots of sea life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went on scuba dive to Wreck of the Rhone without much prior knowledge of the wreck. Blue Divers was great at preparing us for both the history and the possibility of strong currents. Despite having to exert some effort against the latter, the wreck is an amazing site, dramatic to behold. Well worth the trip.

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Thank Judith R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

You can use the yellow buoys for Scuba but be nice to the Commercial Dive boats because they do have first priority but I have never been kicked off the yellow buoys. The farthest yellow buoy on to the south is right over the stern section. 3 yellow buoys to the south is about the bow section. If you park... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Rhone Wreck is on the Northeast Corner of Salt Cay, it is a national park so you can only stay on a mooring buoy for 90 minutes. We grabbed our snorkel get and headed for the wreck, it was about a 25 yard swim to the start of the wreck. It was a huge freighter and started in about... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We dove here last week and had the place to ourselves. Saw two very large sting rays as well as a nice sized Caribbean reef shark. Great place to explore.

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