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Rhone National Marine Park

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 during a hurricane in 1867, and Dead Chest Island, both great dive sites.
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Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The R.M.S. Rhone believed to be the most modern ship of all it's time. This was my first open water dive and it was amazing! I certified with Caribbean Sail Divers. They really know how to entertain! The water was crystal clear and has the...More

Thank Amykhughes
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I will say that the history and stories surrounding the Rhone are more interesting than diving the wreck itself. I do have to confess to being bored with most wreck dives since they are usually crusted over pieces of metal but this was touted as...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Dove this site before. The Rhone seems to holding up very well to the effects of being a wreck. Most this age are falling apart and not in good shape. The Rhone is fun but be careful to test the current here before starting your...More

Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I have been to about 24 Caribbean dive operations & Sail Caribbean is among the best. The owners, Mike & Melisande Rowe were on site every day to insure an excellent experience. The staff was well trained, professional & very safety conscious. The Newton dive...More

Thank jackg0lfski
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My husband and I snorkel, but we don't have dive certifications. Our charter took us to snorkel the wreck and it was an interesting and fun time. We could see how diving would be more interesting, but having never seen a wreck before, this was...More

Thank Selinthia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Because this sunken ship has a portion of it in not too deep water, you can get a good view of it while snorkeling. You can see a lot of the ship, and it was fun watching the scuba divers getting closer to the ship.

Thank Gordo
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You know, when it comes to diving there are really only a few great dive spots in the world, and I consider this one of them. I say that with a caution however in that the weather has to be pretty darn good, and last...More

Thank elindoo
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Did 2 dips on the Rhone, our morning dive was on the stern section. Good dive although the current was fairly strong when we dropped and got stronger through out the dive. We did the stern section later in the day and current had dropped...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Don't miss diving this wreck, tons of fish and lots to see of the wreck. Research the history before your dive, makes it much more exciting!

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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...More

Thank robert r
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Christine V
Why does this redirect you to the Rum Tour when trying to buy tickets? I want to go to the marine park not the Rum tour !
18 January 2017|
Response from JSmith315 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Typically only scuba operators will be heading out to the Rhone.
Hello my fellow Tripadvisors! We are doing a bareboat from 1/17/17 to 1/26/17 and wanted to find out the best two dives while we cruise the islands including Anegada. I know the Rhone is the popular choice but wanted to know other possible selections which may be less crowded and be exciting to see. Does anyone have some ideas for us? Also, are we able to dive out on Anegada and can we catch lobster there? Any suggestions on the best way to catch lobster and best techniques or places where we should do that? Thank you in advance.
15 January 2017|
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Response from danwarburton8 |
Hi Brick My name is Dan and I'm a dive instructor with Sail Caribbean Divers on Tortola. Its a big question about the dive sites if you haven't dived the Rhone before it is worth doing. My favorite sites in the area are... More
Dana K
Can you dive this site as a person that has never Scuba before?
10 November 2016|
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Response from SFox67550 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not unless you are certified. The wreck is around 60ft deep at the shallowest point.