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SeaFire, Whakatanes new wreck dive sunk

Monday 20 October 2008, 7:25AM
By Phil van Dusschoten
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WHAKATANE

About to be sunk the 44 meter fishing vessel SeaFire moored over its final resting place in 30 meters of water, just South of Whale Island and about 6 miles out from Whakatane is about to become New Zealands latest wreck dive.

Opting to scuttle the vessel rather than useing explosives a 2 hour wait kept a large crowd wondering if she was ever going to sink. A flotilla of aprox 100 vessels and about 3 aircraft got what the came to see when the vessel finally made a move, a huge cheer erupted from the crowd. more info www.whaleislandtours.com