Foggy Reef

Wall DiveWall Dive | Boat access

Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water

Depth: 8 metres (26 feet) to 30 metres (98 feet)

At the very Southern end of the Lonsdale wall system sits Foggy Reef. As you may have guessed this site was named as the fog rolled and this amazing part of the wall was found. The top of the reef is around 8 metres. Swimming North East from the shot you will find the edge wall, dropping over the wall you can descend to around 25 metres. From this point if you follow the wall to the south it will curve around to the East. About 20 metres from where you go over the edge there is a huge old admiralty anchor embedded in the wall. You will need to look carefully though as it is encrusted with the same colourful growth as the wall.

Directly opposite this site lying in the sand are two old cannons. Unfortunately the sand movement in this area means that sometimes the cannons are buried. After you have had a look around, turn back the way you came and follow the wall North for the rest of your dive.

Check out the amazing overhangs undercuts and the colourful soft corals and sponges that are prolific in this area. It also goes without saying to note the fish and marine life attracted to this terrain.

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (PDF 1.4 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 7.72 MB), and
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 16.34 MB).

Latitude: 38° 17.624′ S   (38.293732° S / 38° 17′ 37.44″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.528′ E   (144.625467° E / 144° 37′ 31.68″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 06:38:05 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: The Cave, 35 m, bearing 90°, E
Depth: 8 to 30 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

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