Scientific Diving & Artificial Reefs

Pacific Marine Group has significantly developed our scientific diving services in recent years.

Initially, we provided this service to facilitate our own in-house construction jobs (coral relocations/coral surveys / Invasive Marine Species surveys etc), however, we have expanded our scientific diving services to now include a highly trained team of tertiary qualified scientific divers, to service our Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS) Control Program for GBRMPA. This team work from a purpose-built 24m mothership, and 2 x purpose-built diving tenders. This program is successfully delivering results on high-value reefs between Townsville and Mackay.

The aim of the program is to reduce COTS densities to allow for coral growth to outpace COTS feeding capacities, as well as undertaking reef Surveillance, Reef Health Impact Surveys and supporting research activities.

Pacific Marine Group has moved into the ever-expanding field of artificial reefs. These are increasingly popular for enhancing recreational fishing & diving opportunities. Pacific Marine Group has developed in-house our unique “Arrowhead” precast concrete reef module, which can be customised to suit various fish species & environmental conditions. The reinforced concrete modules are 5m tall, 4m square in base and weigh approximately 17T each.

Steel modules can be custom designed, built and installed. We are also experienced in underwater art projects, including the recently completed “Museum of Underwater Art” project on the Great Barrier Reef.


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