|Artificial Reef Sites in Georgia Strait|
|1997 sinking of the HMCS Saskatchewan in Nanaimo|
Unfortunately for Vancouver area divers none of these artificial reefs are in our own back yard and it means a trip to either Sechelt, Campbell River, Nanaimo, or Sidney if you want to do some serious wreck diving. The sinking of the Annapolis in Howe Sound would change all of that but a determined group of home owners on Gambier Island have spent the past few years waging a campaign of misinformation to thwart this initiative in a very nasty display of nimbyism under the banner of "SaveHalkett.com". Considering the homes around Halkett Bay pose more of a threat to the Marine Park than any underwater reef, perhaps it would be more appropriate to start a campaign to have them removed rather than worry about a new dive site.
|Plumose and other invertebrates colonizing the HMCS Saskatechewan|
|HMCS Annapolis at Port Graves, Gambier Island|
|HMCS Annapolis ready for sinking|