Captain Nitro Drop Off

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Depth: 16 metres (52 feet) to 60 metres (197 feet)

Captain Nitro Drop Off (aka The Drop-Off) is located on the Western end of Spectacular Reef, and consists of a series of walls that plunge to over 60 metres in 5 to 10-metre increments. This makes it a great dive for advanced levels. Huge boulders the size of houses are scattered over the area, lying where the ancient Yarra River deposited them. Midwater, large fish can often be spotted as they make their way into the bay, and if you are lucky seals and dolphins are also occasional visitors.

Diving Captain Nitro's Dropoff from Allie Beckhurst on Vimeo.

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° 17.330′ S   (38.288833° S / 38° 17′ 19.8″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.716′ E   (144.661933° E / 144° 39′ 42.96″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2020-08-10 22:01:35 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: North Wall, 102 m, bearing 95°, E
Depth: 16 to 60 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

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