The Royal Mail Steamship (RMS) Rhone sunk in a hurricane in October of 1867, just across the channel from Road Town. The ship split in two, but is otherwise almost perfectly intact, with the old-time crow's nest, cannon, and other features clearly visible amid teeming sealife. The Rhone is Tortola's premier dive site, and considered by many as one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean, and the world.

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Away Travel Expert: Travis Marshall
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BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving,Snorkeling
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Parts of the Rhone are only 30 feet below the surface (and a nearby reef is even shallower) making it a good place for snorkeling and diving.
  • Like many Caribbean wrecks, the Rhone makes for a great night dive.
One of the most popular dive sites in the Virgin Islands, if not the entire Caribbean, the RMS Rhone has it all: A colorful, albeit violent history surrounds its sinking in 1867, safe penetration into the ship's open hull, a variety of

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South side of Salt Island
British Virgin Islands

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 284-495-5513
Fax: 284-495-5347
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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