Entrance Deep

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Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated

Depth: 30 metres (98 feet) to 103 metres (338 feet)

Entrance Deep is the very deepest dive spot known of anywhere in Victoria, being the bottom of the ancient River Yarra just inside the Port Phillip Heads in the main shipping channel.

The actual Entrance Deep spot where 103 metres deep has been reached is just 5 metres square. It takes incredible luck to get a shot line down 103 metres into this small 5 metre by 5 metre square target.

Some divers have located this spot by entering at Trimix Corner and descending down the wall looking for the deepest spot they can find. This approach is not always successful.

At 103 metres deep this is not a dive for the faint hearted. It's very black, barren and rocky, with incredibly treacherous currents. The ascent must be started while the tide is still coming in, slack water is very short, and the ascent must be back up the shot for as long as possible as the outgoing tide will quickly push you back over Rip Bank with a minimum depth of 20 metres. Pick up will be outside Port Phillip Heads.

See also, Herald Sun: Divers find life at bottom of Port Phillip Bay.

Latitude: 38° 17.794′ S   (38.296567° S / 38° 17′ 47.64″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.854′ E   (144.6309° E / 144° 37′ 51.24″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-24 06:17:42 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Plateau, 366 m, bearing 28°, NNE
Depth: 30 to 103 m.
Dive only on: SWF.

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