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The RMS Rhone is a spectacular wreck found off Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands. The 90-meter/310-foot twin-masted steamer was built in 1865 and sank during a hurricane in 1867.

In 1977, the wreck gained popularity after appearing in the adventure film The Deep, starring Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset.

At 20 to25 meters/65 to 80 feet of water lies the bow, which is the deepest and most intact part of the ship. From here, certified wreck divers can get inside the ship to see the mast and crow’s nest that is still attached to the wreck.

The stern, which is the shallowest part of the ship, can be seen by both divers and snorkelers. Here you can see the ship’s rudder and propeller.

Marine life includes lots of sea turtles, stingrays, yellowtail snappers, jacks, grunts, angelfish, lobsters, eels, basket starfish, and nudibranchs.

The RMS Rhone is a massive wreck that deserves more than one dive, just so you can see it in entirety. Night dives are available. 

Dive site info provided by Nikolaj V. on Nov 24, 2020

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Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

We Be Divin'

Email: enquiries@bviscubadive.com Telephone: +1 (284) 494 4320

          They offer private diving, PADI courses, rendezvous diving. Rentals of scuba gear, tee shirts , fins,masks, snorkels etc., and more for sale in the shop.

Paradise Watersports

Email: paradisewatersportsbvi@gmail.com Telephone: (284) 495-9941

          They have a 30’ Island Hopper dive boat which can take up to 10 persons. All diving is guided and they do sites from Santa Monica Rock to Ginger Island including Norman, the Indians, Pelican, Peter Island Dead Chest, Salt, and Cooper. Group sizes depend on the make-up of the group.

Sail Caribbean Divers

Email: info@sailcaribbeandivers.com Telephone: (284) 495-1675

          Founded in 1999, Sail Caribbean Divers was the result of two enthusiastic PADI instructors with a passion for teaching scuba and sharing their love of diving with everyone. From scuba courses to excursions led by professional dive guides, they aim to connect people with the sea. Sail Caribbean Divers offers a complete range of educational & recreational diving services. Their dive boats are first class, custom built, a pleasure for guests. They carry a full line of high quality, modern rental equipment for scuba diving and other water sports activities.


Email: info@cuanlaw.com Telephone: (284) 494-2490

Vital Freediving

Email: robtutton@vitalfreediving.com Telephone: 340-690-5803

          VITAL Freediving is owned and operated by Rob Tutton. Rob has spent most of his life on the water as a commercial treasure diver, a live-aboard catamaran owner, and a Naval Architect. In 2015 he became an AIDA Certified Freediving Instructor with the vision to help others experience the pure beauty of the reefs of St. John.

Blue Water Divers: Nanny Cay Dive Center

Email: info@bluewaterdiversbvi.com Telephone: +1 (284) 494-2847

Peter Island Divers

Email: paradisewatersportsbvi@gmail.com Telephone: 284-495-9941

          Paradise Watersports is a PADI dive shop which offers two-tank and one-tank dives to multiple sites around the BVI, including the Wreck of the Rhone, rated the number nine dive site in the world, as well as diving certifications and resort training courses. They also provide snorkeling and the possibility of capturing the underwater memories with the help of a professional photographer.

Bvi Scuba Co

Email: info@jostvandykescuba.com Telephone: (284) 443-2222

Dive Bvi

Email: info@divebvi.com Telephone: 284-495-5513

          They have a completely remodeled full-service dive center at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour marina complex which includes a fully-stocked retail dive shop. Two diving trips, as well as snorkel trips, private charters, and Excursions, depart daily from this location. They offer daily Scuba Diving classes (except Thursdays) Their schedule features flexible service in which site selection is based on weather, diver experience level and dive sites already visited.
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