Diving with the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia

This Sunday Bob Bailey, Scott Christopher, Greg Wilson and Ben Griner conducted a survey dive with the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia (ARSBC).  This site may eventually be where the HMCS Annapolis will be sunk as the next artificial reef.  Led by Howie Robins the ARSBCis arguably one of the most successful and professional organizations in the business.  They have a long list of successful ships to reefs projects and their close work with environmental organizations and businesses has resulted in some of the most beautiful reef habitats our team has seen. 

Their reefs include:

Our hope is that similar programs will gain traction in the Pacific Northwest but until then we will continue to frequent to the Canadian sites.

The site we dove today is a muddy site devoid of life and structure but situated in a largely protected bay close just a half hour boat ride from the Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal.  If all goes well the HMCS will be sunk some time this fall or early winter.  The ARSBC functions through the hard work of volunteers.  If you would like to participate give the a shout! Contact Link

The below image is of the HMCS Annapolis.  Copyright information can be found here.