Keen divers may wish to take holidays to South Africa following the creation of two new artificial reefs.

Keen divers may wish to take holidays to South Africa following the creation of two new artificial reefs.

Two barges the size of rugby pitches had to be scuttled in October after being wrecked off the Cape Vidal beach, a popular spot for people visiting the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Although concerns were initially raised about pollution, measures were taken to prevent this and the vessels are now resting on the sea bed, where they are attracting an array of sea life, Zulu Kingdom reports.

One regular diver, the wildlife photographer Dennis King, said he recently took a trip to see the artificial reefs and was pleased with what he saw.

“With the barges 600m apart and close to Vidal this is going to be an exciting new place for divers of all qualifications,” he commented.

Cape Vidal is recommended by Southern Africa Places as being a magnificent coastal resort in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.

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