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Anglesey’s artificial dive reef

Seven years ago they scuttled a former Royal Navy ship off the coast of Cornwall at Whitsand Bay. The idea was to making it an attraction for divers — mow more than 4,000 visit it every year and its reckoned to bring in £5million per annum.

The boat was scuttled to create an artificial diving reef

Anglesey council are now looking to improve what the island can offer and the idea of an artificial reef is one they’re looking at.

Its just an idea at the moment and would need European money.

They are looking at sites off the north Wales coast of Anglesey where they say the water tends to be clearer. Local opinion is generally positive.

Watch Ian’s report online at itv.com/Wales

Local diver David McCreadie says it’s a good idea in principle but thinks the costs could be sky high, for example the price of scrap metal has gone through the roof.

The very task of sinking it would also prove expensive.

However, if it can work in Cornwall, why not Anglesey!

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