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Where To Dive: RMS Rhone Marine Park

By May 18, 2015November 30th, 2015Charter News

RMS Rhone Marine Park

When you’re sailing in the BVI it’s important to take advantage of underwater excursions like scuba diving. There are hundreds of unique diving locations across the Caribbean but one that is a true haven is RMS Rhone Marine Park.

RMS Rhone Marine Park was the only one of it’s kind after it was established in 1980. This 800 acre park spans across Lee Bay located on Salt Island and includes Dead Chest Island. This natural beauty has become a premiere diving location in the BVI. Get up close to marine life and enjoy dazzling coral reefs all across Rhone Reef, Blonde Rock, and Painted Walls.

This fascinating destination is filled with layers of coral, a variety of marine life, and blankets of sea grass. The RMS Rhone sunk in 1867 during a hurricane and much of the wreckage is still visible today. You can still find parts of the steam engine, decking, rigging, anchor, and the propeller. Artifacts such as a teaspoon from the ship are still embedded in the wreck’s coral.

While planning your next crewed yacht charter be sure to add swimming through sea wreckage onto your Caribbean bucket list. Need help with your itinerary? We’re more than happy to help accommodate you. Contact our Mainsail staff with any questions at 603-261-2092.