Salt Island in the BVI is home to the best diving sites around, including the famous Wreck of the Rhone. The ship, known as RMS Rhone, was like the Titanic in that it was both luxurious and considered unsinkable. However, in 1867, the ship went down in a hurricane.
Today, the Rhone is in only 20 feet of water at some points and reaches as deep as 80 feet. Through the years, corals and sponges have covered the surfaces and brilliant marine life has made the wreck home. The Wreck of the Rhone is considered one the best dives in the BVI and the most visited site of Salt Island.
Some individuals prefer to simply snorkel the reefs here, but many recommend diving all the way to the 80-foot depth. Each time you visit – and you will want to return – you’ll find something that you missed on previous visits and continue to be in awe of this beautiful underwater marine garden. Be sure to look for the spanners (which resemble large wrenches that are 4-feet in length), the silver teaspoon, and the brass porthole, which when rubbed by divers is said to bring luck. The propeller is so massive at 15 feet across that many divers do not realize what it is until they resurface and look back at the wreck.