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On 11th January, 2003 the club made their final deployment of Reef Balls to create a dive site. Subsequent monitoring photos show and excellent conversion to a reef. Background my name is Michael Reid, I live in Tasmania, Australia and am a member of the Leven Scuba Club which is based in Devonport. I have been in contact with and visited Dave Lennon in Queensland, Australia over two to three years regarding Reef Balls and have seen them made at his location. The club sank a wooden boat of 90 feet 4 years ago (after about 9 months of negotiations with the Government environment Department) and a year later I found your web site and became very interested in building an artificial marine habitat. The boat was sank in 30 meters of water on a sand bottom and 1 week later it had been colonised by a large school of rock cod (Lord only knows where they came from). Since then the boat has broken up but still holds a diverse selection of fish life. About two & a half years ago we began the process of applying for a Government subsidy to purchase a mould and other equipment to get us started. Well it now appears that we will get the grant and approval to start our little venture.

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