16lb Reef

Wall DiveWall Dive | Boat access

Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water

Depth: 12 metres (39 feet) to 18 metres (59 feet)

16lb Reef was supposedly home to one of the biggest crays ever seen around Port Phillip. Originally spotted by a cray diver who was unable to reach it, the cray remained the stuff of legend until its existance was confirmed several years later. As far as anyone knows it is still there.

16lb Reef is located on Lonsdale Wall, near the heads, inside Port Phillip. There are many overhangs and small dropoffs, with a wide variety of fish including the spectacular Blue Devil.

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (PDF 1.4 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 7.72 MB), and
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 16.34 MB).

Latitude: 38° 17.654′ S   (38.294233° S / 38° 17′ 39.24″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.478′ E   (144.624633° E / 144° 37′ 28.68″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 20:09:04 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Foggy Reef, 92 m, bearing 52°, NE
Depth: 12 to 18 m.

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