Posted: Tue, Aug 13, 2013
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we got up early to dive the RMS Rhone, a wreck that sank off of Salt Island in 1867. The Rhone was a 310 ft. steamer carrying 300 passengers and crew. Only one passenger and 22 seamen survived. This has been one of my favorite days so far because it was my first wreck dive and we saw a turtle and a moray eel. In the afternoon we decided to race the other boats. Unfortunately we came in last right at the last minute. But it was still great fun. This evening we have our sailing exam, so we have spent our free time reviewing with the staff. Tonight we are also lucky enough to watch VISAR, a volunteer rescue service in the BVI, doing one of their practice drills on the Lifeworks boat.