The Central Coast Artificial Reef Project - CCARP

CCARP is a non-profit organisation formed with representatives from two well established NSW Central Coast dive clubs and supporting Dive Operators. The sole objective of CCARP is to establish one or more diveable artificial reefs on the NSW Central Coast.

First Underwater Photos of the ex HMAS Adelaide II

The ex HMAS Adelaide firts Underwater photos

Yes we have a scuttling date – 13th April 2011
Read our Press Release


The sinking has been confirmed by incoming Premier Barry O’Farrell

at Westfield in Tuggerah on March 29th

view the NBN video

Information Night about the Adelaide and Artificial Reefs
24th Feb 2011
Click for our Media release to read about the night

Video of Oliver Philpot - CEO Central Coast Tourism click here

Latest News 16th Sept 2010

CCARP wins at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
The sinking of the ex HMAS Adelaide will go ahead.

The sinking of the ex HMAS Adelaide will go ahead, the State Goverment wants to have her scuttled before the end of this year.
More details as they come to hand.

CCARP was originally created with the aim of lobbying the Commonwealth and NSW governments for acquisition of the decommissioned destroyer HMAS Brisbane. For a number of years the Australian Federal Government has had a policy of ceding to the states its warships as they become surplus to requirements and are decommissioned. The states in turn have sunk these vessels, suitably cleaned and prepared, in various locations as artificial reefs for the benefit of local, national and international traveling SCUBA divers and to develop a more diverse marine habitat. HMAS Brisbane was originally gifted to Queensland, however that states Government formally declined the offer several times until accepting the warship late in 2002.

Stern panorama of work to date
Stern panorama of work to date

Flight Deck Panorama
Flight Deck Panorama


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