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Spearfishing Shafts and Points

Speargun Shafts: Spearfishing shafts come in a variety of lengths, sizes and styles to match your gun, target and style. Longer shafts match your barrel length and wider diameter shafts carry more weight and hit harder. Shafts have two common styles with either a fixed Tahitian point or a threaded tip to fit different heads to. Different metals act differently in the water with some being more flexible and corrosion resistant and others that are less likely to bend.

It's important to fit your speargun with the correct spear shaft. The thicker your spear shaft is, the more power it will have pushing through objects. Therefore, if you are hunting big pelagic fish you will want a thick speargun shaft, such as an 8 mm shaft.

It's important to remember that thicker shafts, if used around the reef or rocks, will hit the reef or rocks with more impact and could therefore become damaged or bent. If you are just starting out a 6.5 mm or 7 mm speargun shaft is ideal and will provide plenty of punch while still surviving accidental contact with rocks or reef.

When ordering, please remember, the listed sizes are the length of shaft you are ordering, not the measurement of the gun it is intended to fit. Please ensure you measure your existing shaft and re-order that size.

Spear Heads: Spearheads come in all different shapes and sizes depending on what and where you are hunting. Simple Tahitian shafts are faster and more accurate but can pass straight through some targets when you may need to hit the fish with more energy to dispatch it properly. Multi-point and heavier heads give you more chance of hitting your target across one axis and can transfer all of the energy of the shot quickly to dispatch the fish.

Cressi Shaft Loader

Cressi Shaft Loader

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Cressi Mach Spear Head

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Cape Woolamai Reef

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Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site

Cape Woolamai Reef Dive
Cape Woolamai Reef Dive
© Phil Watson

Depth: 12 m (39 ft) to 15 m (49 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Cape Woolamai Reef is located off Cape Woolamai at Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

With a backdrop of the magnificent towering columns of granite of Cape Woolamai, the underwater terrain is awesome with massive boulders and swim throughs. Plenty of big blacklip abalone. The fish life is pretty good with crays often seen, plus Port Jackson sharks.

Location GPS coordinates from Google Earth. Approximate location only.

Abalone Dive Site
Abalone Dive Site
© Mark Norman, Museum Victoria

Divers have the opportunity to catch Abalone at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, legal abalone tool, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, and abalone measure. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch abalone.

See article-catching-abalone for practical abalone hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-abalone-dives for a list of other Abalone dive sites near Melbourne.

Crayfish Dive Site
Crayfish Dive Site | © Ian Scholey

Divers have the opportunity to catch Southern Rock Lobster (aka Crayfish) at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, rock lobster measure, and cray tags. Once you get back to the dive boat, or shore, make sure you clip the tail and tag your Crayfish as per Fisheries requirements. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch crays. See article-catching-crayfish for practical cray hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-cray-dives for a list of other crayfish dive sites near Melbourne. For tips on cooking your Crays, please see article-cooking-crayfish.

Bass Strait Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any shore or boat dive in Bass Strait on Victoria's coastline. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-in-bass-strait before diving or snorkelling this site.

Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country
Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes parts of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-west, down to Wilson's Promontory in the south-east, including the Mornington Peninsula, French Island and Phillip Island, plus Western Port. We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.


Cape Woolamai Reef Location Map

Latitude: 38° 34.026′ S   (38.5671° S / 38° 34′ 1.56″ S)
Longitude: 145° 21.552′ E   (145.359194° E / 145° 21′ 33.1″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2021-03-28 14:37:13 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-29 12:42:44 GMT
Source: Google Earth (approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Phillip Island Cray Reef, 442 m, bearing 173°, S
Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island.
Depth: 12 to 15 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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