Steve diving on the wreck of the South Australian (aka Dredge)
- taken by Dennis Hutson (Scuba-D)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Ewens Ponds/Eight Mile Creek update
DEH has released an "Analysis of Public Submissions for the Ewens Ponds Draft Management Plan Amendment". A detailed 39-page analysis of public submissions is available at http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/pdfs/ewens_ponds_cp_amend_analysis.pdf . The Ewens Ponds CP Management Plan 2009 has been posted at http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/pdfs/ewens_ponds_cp_amend.pdf. Ewens Ponds will be available for snorkelling and scuba diving only and a permit system will be introduced to improve the management of these activities. The permit system will include the limitation of the number of snorkellers and scuba divers allowed in the ponds at any one time. Other limitations include the requirement for snorkellers and scuba divers to only be permitted to move through the channels in the same direction as the current flow. The minimal qualification will be increased to Advanced Open Water for dive permits.
A scuba diver & President for the Marine Life Society of SA. Involved with the Scuba Divers Federation of SA since the mid-1980s. The Federation's Secretary since 2000. A Reef Life Survey diver. A founder of Dragon Search. Australian scuba diving rep for Redmap.