12lb Reef

Wall DiveWall Dive | Boat access

Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water

Depth: 8 metres (26 feet) to 20 metres (66 feet)

12lb Reef is located on the Lonsdale Wall, inside Port Phillip. It was named after a massive crayfish that was caught there. The story goes that a cray diver caught site of the monster in its cave, and grabbed it. Maybe it's more accurate to say that the cray caught him! By the time he reached the surface, the two were still locked in a mortal struggle!

Nevertheless, there could well be more large crays still lurking here, so if you fancy your skills as a cray hunter it's definitely worth a look. The many overhangs and plentiful soft corals make this a popular and picturesque dive as well.

Divers have the opportunity to catch crayfish (Southern Rock Lobster) at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, rock lobster measure, and cray tags. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch crays. See How To Catch Crayfish for practical cray hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor.

Latitude: 38° 17.093′ S   (38.284883° S / 38° 17′ 5.58″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.340′ E   (144.639° E / 144° 38′ 20.4″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-17 03:43:34 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: The Grotto, 36 m, bearing 136°, SE
Depth: 8 to 20 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

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