The last of a set of reef balls made their way to the ocean floor
with the help of a few volunteers. Burt Minter and Troy Humboldt
from Artificial Reef Structures lifted the reef balls off a truck
and lowered them into the water off Beacon Wharf where divers Daryll
Harasemow and Natalie Nolan from Liquid Heaven placed them. The reef
balls form the last circle under water which will eventually include
statues and decommissioned airplanes.
“We’re working on getting two snowbirds that will be discarded,”
said Reg Teeney, organizer of the underwater park. “We’re getting a
tremendous amount of help from [MP] Gary Lunn.”
The next step will be to install cables and wiring that will run
to the new Marine Museum at the Pier Hotel, then underwater cameras
will be put in so residents and visitors can watch the marine life
and divers under the water.
Donations of trucks and equipment for the final placement of the
reef balls were made by Ramsey Machinery and Slegg Lumber.