Corsair Rock

Bommie DiveBommie Dive | Boat access

Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water

Depth: 3 metres (9.8 feet) to 30 metres (98 feet)

The name Corsair Rock has sent shudders down the spine of many a seaman navigating Port Phillip Heads. The rock has been responsible for an extremely large number of shipwrecks and strandings.

Corsair Rock itself is 6 metres in diameter and covered by 3 metres of water. The rock is located 600 metres west of Rock Beacon and can usually be identified by the swell breaking above it. When conditions are favourable the kelp-covered top of the rock may be seen from the surface. When conditions such as this exist diving around Corsair Rock is at its best.

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° 18.017′ S   (38.300283° S / 38° 18′ 1.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.481′ E   (144.64135° E / 144° 38′ 28.86″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2020-05-17 05:45:08 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Campbell, 122 m, bearing 284°, WNW
Depth: 3 to 30 m.
Dive only on: SWE.

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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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