Victorian Artificial Reef Society
The Victorian Artificial Reef Society (VARS) is a non-profit, dive community group which was formed early in 2006 with the objective to secure, prepare, position and scuttle the ex HMAS Canberra as an artificial reef and wreck dive location in Victorian waters. VARS worked with the Federal and State Governments and their agencies to make this happen. All major groups in the Victorian Scuba Diving Industry, plus the Victorian sport diving clubs, have recognised VARS as their voice on all matters relating to official Artificial Reefs in Victorian waters and are completely in support of the organisation. The current project of VARS is to secure a Melbourne tram for use as an easily accessible snorkelling and dive site in Port Phillip.