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The  Boeing 737 Artificial Reef Project, this is what she looked like before her final voyage to the bottom of the sea on January 14th 2006.


Remarkably this Aircraft was delivered to Pacific Western AirLines on January 13 1975.

Exactly 31 years later we took her on her final flight January 14th, 2006.

She served 27 years in Canada, before being handed over to ARSBC

Her call sign is C-GBPW, C/n 20958, L/n 391, Srs. 737-275 and delivered to PWA 13.1.75

This is what's she going to look like to dive, note the entryways both below through cargo bays which have been opened up into the main cargo deck and above through front an rear passenger exits.

The Aircraft is as boeing 737-200 with the engines, ailerons, elevators, rudder windows, doors, undercarriage and all mechanical and electrical components removed.

The estimated strip down weight is about 30,000 lbs. It has  a 93 ft wingspan and is 100ft long. We have recently mounted the aircraft on the pedestal that it will sit on once placed in the water.

She was originally built in 1974, and retired in 2002.

This view from under the tail looking forward.

Aft Cargo bay access

Forward Cargo bay access










These images are of what the cargo bay access area's look like from the inside.

View looking forward of the aft floor access View looking aft and down into the cargo bat access.

Looking into passenger area from aft cargo bay

 fwd cargo bay acccess

Biggy making final checks before takeoff

Strictly VFR flight rules Biggy

As you can see from these pictures, lots of clear access, bright open spaces and not like anything else you have dove before. Perfect for Wreck Training.

First divers on site reported good Viz  but commented that the aircraft was not as deep as they had expected. ;)

 Please tie up to the  floats marked for  mooring , and do not deploy an anchor in the area. Thank you

Over 113 species identified on the aircraft to 2011  Come and check it out with 49th Parallel Dive charters.

Don't be satisfied with just diving the plane come and see what other great and cool diving including reefs and historic shipwreck that only we have to offer in our region.

Thank you very much to the people that made this project possible