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Rhone wreckage and Salt Island

Dec 5, 2008


Location: Great Harbor Peter, BVI
Author: Mackenzie Dunster
Today we left Gorda Sound at 6 AM before most people were awake. We had cereal for breakfast underway to Salt Island. We were briefed on our dive of the Rhone. The Rhone was a British sailing vessel with a steam engine that sunk in 1867. It was torn in half during a hurricane when it smashed into the rocks of Salt Island, and sunk to the bottom. Many people died and only 5 crew and 1 passenger survived. We were split into four dive groups, two before lunch and two after. Those that weren’t diving were allowed to go to shore for a while and explore if they chose to. We moved to Great Harbor Peter around 3:30, showered around 4, and had an early dinner at 5 o’clock. We have our OCE final exam at 6pm and tonight one dive group will do the Culmination Dive on the wreck of the Fearless, while the rest will do it tomorrow.andlt;hr width=’100’/andgt;andlt;div align=’center’andgt;andlt;tableandgt;andlt;trandgt;andlt;tdandgt;andlt;