Reefing a ship, the process of recycling an existing
vessel and then placing it in coastal waters, is an exacting process.
Canada first developed standards for the cleaning and placement
of such vessels over 25 years ago in response to grassroots scuba
divers in British Columbia. Those standards have since been adopted
in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
There are relatively few options for governments seeking to dispose
of surplus vessels and we are acutely aware of damage less responsible
means of disposal can inflict on the environment. Our process is
safe, cost-effective and beneficial to coastal communities and the
Read about Canadian Artificial
Reef Consulting's current and past artificial reef projects.