rhone's anchor bvi, rhone's anchor reef bvi

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Located between Fearless and Randy’s Reef, Rhone’s Anchor has a hidden gem inside it, the anchor from the most famous divable shipwreck, RMS Rhone. This was a royal mail steam ship, which transported passengers and mail between the Caribbean and England.

On the morning of 29th October 1867, the Captain noticed bad weather was ahead and decided to up the anchor to avoid being near land when the storm hits bad. Unfortunately, he lost his anchor in this place and the ship soon sank.

Little blennies, ballan wrasses and damselfish populate these waters and swim around the columns of corals. The bottom is covered with aquatic plants and here you will find RMS Rhone’s anchor, laying on the sandy floor, covered in colorful coral and portraying a part of the sad end this ship had. Visibility is better in the north, where are located most of the fish and this is where you will find the biggest marine activity.

Rhone’s Anchor is home to many species of colorful exotic fish and also features the staple of a well known ship, making this diving site even more interesting.

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