Wrecks: Rhone Wreckage
British Virgin Islands, Tortola

The main attractions of the British Virgin Islands have long been wrecks, which crashed due to attacks by pirates or treacherous currents, dragging ships on reefs. One of the largest and best-preserved vessels is the Rhone, which sank in 1867 on the west coast of the Salt Island. This was one of the first ships, the hull of which was made of metal, not traditional wood. Therefore, the skeleton of the ship is well preserved, despite the activity of the underwater world. The wreckage of the Rhone can be seen even from the surface of the water - a huge dark silhouette of the ship, resting at a depth of 12-18 meters. But the most interesting can only be seen by divers. The internal layout of the ship was partially preserved, so divers can go through several undamaged sections and swim past the 15-foot propeller. The sunken Rona has become home to many octopuses and giant green moray eels.