We are being asked if the Fabrica REEF is available to dive. This is not one of the two Ex-war ships that we are planning but the first of hopefully many contributions within the Community area of the Wreck to Reef project.
It can be dived but we would ask that the 5 cameras that are sending live feeds to the internet, are given a wide berth and left to do their thing so non-divers can see the marine life grow.
The co-ordinates are Lat 50 36’58N Long 002 20’ 51W. Depth is 21.6 mtrs to the sea bed and 17.2 mtrs to the top of the wheel house. It is a mile and a half off Ringstead beach about 3 miles from Weymouth. Its 45 feet long so not the biggest but perfect for its purpose.
There is a large yellow buoy attached to it with solar panels to drive the cameras and Wi-Fi links, so finding it should not be a problem. The cameras alternate being on every 5 seconds so someone may see you at some point.
We are in the process of undertaking some housekeeping regarding the cable routing so may well be diving the site over the next few weeks.