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Located in: Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico >> Virgin Islands >> British Virgin Islands
One of the most popular and highly rated shipwrecks in all the Caribbean. This wreck, situated on the lee side of Salt Island, is daily visited by local dive boats, daysail boats and charter yachts. Spread out over a couple of acres, the Rhone can be enjoyed by scores of snorkellers and scuba divers all at the same time. The Royal Mail Steam Packet Ship Rhone, a 310-foot long iron-hulled steam-sailer, was built in Southampton, England in 1865 and was sunk by a hurricane a mere two years later on October 29th, 1867. Constructed at the height of the Industrial Revolution, the Rhone was of a hybrid technology powered by both sail and one of the earliest steam driven propellers. In the almost 130 years it has been underwater, the Rhone has been transformed by the sea and is now as much a natural reef as it is a wreck.
Was a bit disappointed after reading all the upbeat stories on the net.
Visibilty was'ok, but the state of the wreck was hardly as printine as described. Still quite enjoyable though... Date posted: 24-Feb-2008 12:37 by: Pieter who thought that:
Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as:
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