Cape Schanck West

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Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site

Cape Schanck Entry
Cape Schanck Entry | © Phil Watson

Depth: 1 metre (3.3 feet) to 7 metres (23 feet)

Level: Advanced Open Water and beyond

Cape Schanck is one of the more epic shore dives in Victoria. You will be walking nearly one kilometre from the carpark to the dive site, plus you'll be carrying your dive gear 100 metres down and then back up at the end.

A Dive At Cape Schanck | Credit: David Bryant, Seapics

Cape Schanck
Cape Schanck | © Phil Watson

From the entry point at the end of the point you'll swim around the Cape in the channel between Pulpit Rock. As you work your way up the western side you'll find big gullies, gorges and bommies and a rocky bottom.

Cape Schanck is just a 20 minute drive from The Scuba Doctor Dive Shop. Please drop in and catch up with us before and/or after your dive.

See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any dive on the Back Beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. Please read the warnings on the web page Diving the Back Beaches before diving or snorkelling this site.

Latitude: 38° 29.762′ S   (38.496031° S / 38° 29′ 45.71″ S)
Longitude: 144° 53.165′ E   (144.886081° E / 144° 53′ 9.89″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-28 09:10:46 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Cape Schanck Cray Reef, 2,924 m, bearing 327°, NNW
Depth: 1 to 7 m.

DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.

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