The Gordons Bay Scuba Diving Club Inc. (GBSDC) is an incorporated not for profit association founded in 1993 which maintains the underwater nature trail (public reserve #1986/75) in Gordons Bay between Clovelly and Coogee beaches NSW. Maintenance of the trail, which is ongoing, has involved over 5000 community service hours-1200 scuba divers, and 602 dives. The club is a community service award winner (PADI & Sydney Morning Herald) and supports marine science research projects. The club since 2005 has been advocating for a dive wreck for Sydney.
To further explore community response and service delivery the Sydney Dive Wreck Organizing Committee (SDWOC) was set up by the former MP for Coogee the Hon Mr. Bruce Notley-Smith in mid-2015.
Chair – Marjorie O’Neill, Member for Coogee
Jeremy Phillips, Coogee MP’s officers
Dive Industry Representatives
PADI – Mark Cummins
Dive Industry Association of Australia – Richard Nicholls
Dive Centre Bondi – Duncan Paterson
Pro Dive Australia – Russell de Groot
Lynda Newman – Randwick Tourism
Bernadette Summers Coogee Chamber of Commerce
BJ Hatton Randwick Chamber of Commerce
Sharnie Connell Sydney Marine Park
Ed Rowe Arup, Maritime & Coastal.
Independent Environmental and Marine Science advisors
Professor Iain Suthers, UNSW
Professor William Gladstone UTS
President – Sam Baxter, Founder- John Rowe, Marine Scientist
This is a community effort to create a new artificial reef and awesome dive site for divers. To increase diving activity, improve the marine environment and increase employment in Sydney through sinking a significant wreck.
The Dive Wreck Plan
Creating a world class dive site and marine ecosystem