Story: Wellington region

Sinking the Wellington

Sinking the Wellington

Wellington’s extensive coastline provides excellent fishing and diving. In 2005 the decommissioned frigate HMNZS Wellington was deliberately sunk off Island Bay to make an artificial reef where fish could spawn and divers explore.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Sport and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/13396/sinking-the-wellington (accessed 18 November 2018)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015