Work starts on new dive site


Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

New life is be­ing in­jected into a ship­wreck just 25m off the Port Coogee beach.

WORK to turn a cen­tury-old ship­wreck at Port Coogee into a new dive trail has be­gun.

In May it was an­nounced the Omeo wreck, just 25m from the beach, would an­chor a re­freshed dive spot at Port Coogee.

The trail will fea­ture about 30 new reefs, un­der­wa­ter sculp­tures and ed­u­ca­tional sig­nage for divers.

A land-based path­way with arte­facts and a new view­ing area will also be built for those keen to glimpse the wreck with­out get­ting wet.

Work was to be­gin last week but bad weather ham­pered those ef­forts.

A sun­nier out­look has the City of Cock­burn op­ti­mistic work will be able to take place over the com­ing days.

The pro­ject is be­ing de­vel­oped by the City of Cock­burn in part­ner­ship with the WA Mu­seum, Mur­doch Univer­sity Divers Club and Perth NRM.

The trail is ex­pected to open of­fi­cially next sum­mer.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme­mu­ni­ d456502

Work be­gins on the new dive trail at Port Coogee.

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