If you are a certified SCUBA diver, make sure you include the beautiful and exciting RMS Rhone Marine Park to your charter itinerary. There are hundreds of unique diving locations across the Caribbean, but one that is a true divers haven is The Rhone. The RMS Rhone was a massive sea ship from the 1800’s that sank here in the Caribbean, becoming a great place for divers to explore today.
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 as small and detailed as a teaspoon from the ship are still embedded in the wreck’s coral.
RMS Rhone Marine Park was the only one of it’s kind after its establishment in 1980. The 800-acre park spans across Lee Bay located on Salt Island and includes Dead Chest Island. This natural beauty has become a premier diving location in the BVI. Here you can get up close to marine life and enjoy all of the island’s astonishing coral reefs like Coral Garden, Blonde Rock, and Painted Walls.
On your next crewed yacht charter be sure to add swimming through sea wreckage to your Caribbean bucket list. Need help with your itinerary? We’re more than happy to help accommodate you. Contact us HERE with any questions or call us at 340-690-1121.