HMCS Cape Breton
Cape Breton righted on the bottom (as she is a flat-bottom vessel) and sits with approximately a 15-degree list. At 430' in length, and approximately 9500 tons, she is the largest intentionally-sunk artificial reef in the world. The Cape Breton sank perfectly upright, albeit it with a very slight list to starboard, in 140 feet of water just a few hundred feet away from The Saskatchewan. The Crow's Nest is at approximately 40 feet and is accessible to all divers. The bottom of the engine room is at 138 feet and is an advanced dive. The engine room will become British Columbia's signature dive as the engine was removed leaving a beautiful cavern with cool pipes and catwalks twisting about. The engine room was my favourite spot to climb into and think about all the people who had worked on the Cape Breton and all the miles the ship had traveled around the world.