Saturday, October 23, 2021

HMS Scylla To Become Europe's First Artificial Diving Reef

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The British Government has approved an ambitious plan to sink the HMS Scylla and create Britain’s first artificial diving reef off Plymouth.

The decision was made after more than four years from the first inception of the reef idea and means that project leaders can move forward to scuttle the Scylla one mile off Whitsand Bay before opening it to divers next Easter.

The people spearheading this project are confident the ship will become a magnet for divers. The University of Plymouth Business School said the increased diving activity could generate about £1 million a year for the economy of Plymouth and South East Cornwall.

Cliff Etzel
Cliff is the former Freediving editor of DeeperBlue.com. He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.

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