Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today everyone on the sail side of the ActionQuest program made the sacrifice of waking up at 6 am to scuba dive on the RMS Rhone. The RMS Rhone was 310-foot steam and sail powered boat that carried passengers and British mail around the Caribbean. On the 45 minute trip to the dive side, we ate oatmeal and prepared our dive gear. Upon arrival, we had a chat about the history of the Rhone. Afterward, we jumped into the water and descended to around 45 feet. We made our way over a reef and then found ourselves looking at the back half of the Rhone. We made our way over to the “lucky porthole,” which is the last intact porthole with the original glass and brass. Afterward, our dive group made our way through the wreck looking at the fish and the occasional sea turtle. Towards the end of the dive, we went to a part of the wreck that’s 60-70 feet deep where we saw three black-tipped reef sharks. By now we were running low on air so we swam to the mooring line and ascended, headed back to the boat to eat lunch and hike up Salt Island.