Drift Dive | Boat access
Depth: 8 m (26 ft) to 18 m (59 ft)
Level: Open Water and beyond.
Cattle Jetty Drift is an interesting drift dive near the remains of the Cattle Jetty used to land livestock destined for the Quarantine Station facilities at Point Nepean, inside Port Phillip. This facility was dedicated to confining new stock arrivals until they had been declared free of disease.
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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.
Cattle Jetty Drift Location Map
Latitude: 38° 18.095′ S (38.301583° S / 38° 18′ 5.7″ S)
Longitude: 144° 40.825′ E (144.680417° E / 144° 40′ 49.5″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-07 23:34:58 GMT
Nearest Neighbour: Quarantine Station Reef, 380 m, bearing 128°, SE
Depth: 8 to 18 m.
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