Placing a ship as an artificial reef requires a
steep learning curve. At every step of the project there are new
concepts to learn, practical matters of ship physics and economics
to address, and real world issues like mitigating the risks divers
face on entering a large ship.
These are lessons we have learned. We are the world authorities
on preparing and sinking large ships for diving purposes.
Our experts know the pitfalls and have the necessary project
experience to provide solutions. We sweat the nuts, bolts, environmental
mitigation and sinking preparation.
Let Canadian Artificial Reef Consulting be your guide. Our concept
works. Our experience makes the passage from conceptualization to
preparation and correct placement easier and with a long term likelihood
of achieving your project goals.
Canadian Artificial Reef Consulting
2012 - 2013
The Zambeze Ocean Patrol - Algarve,
The Oliveira e Carmo Corvette - Algarve, Portugal
The Almeida Carvalho Hydrographic ship - Algarve, Portugal
The Hermenegildo Capelo Frigate - Algarve, Portugal
These ships are the basis of the Ocean Revival Project,
which promotes underwater tourism in the region. Four warships
connected by a common history were deliberately sunk in the
same place, forming the largest single artificial reef structure
in the world with the ideal conditions for exceptional diving
and the proliferation of marine life.
Watch Canadian Artificial Reef Consulting's Vice-President
- Ship Operations, Wes Roots, describe preparing to scuttle
the Hermenegildo Capelo Frigate: