RMS Rhone

Salt Island, BVI
GPS: 18°22’06.9″N 64°32’06.3″W

RMS Rhone was a British Royal Mail sail-steamer that sank off Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands during a hurricane on October 29, 1867. The ship now rests in several pieces at depths ranging from 85 feet (26 meters) up to snorkeling depth. The original masts, boilers, condenser, bronze propeller (only the second ever made of this alloy) and numerous other artifacts are still visible, scattered throughout the wreck site. The fascinating history and species richness and complexity of the site make the Rhone one of the top dive and snorkel sites in the world.