Golden Arch

Reef DiveReef Dive | Boat access

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

Depth: 23 metres (75 feet)

Golden Arch, also known as Cuttle Arch, is a very nice reef dive site.


Cuttle Arch from Alan Beckhurst on Vimeo.

The mark is on the eastern side of the reef, pretty close to an old cray pot. Turn right and follow reef like Castle Rock to a 10 metre long arch with Yellow Zoanthids underneath. Go through the arch and explore the reef scattered on the west side which is home to Cuttlefish and a family of Blue Groper. Almost certain to see White Barred Boxfish there as well.

The site is also known to fishing charters as a good spot for Kingfish.

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° 17.840′ S   (38.297333° S / 38° 17′ 50.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 35.605′ E   (144.593417° E / 144° 35′ 36.3″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2018-01-14 18:22:04 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 23:35:27 GMT
Source: Alan Beckhurst GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Deep Pinnacles, 137 m, bearing 95°, E
Depth: 23 m.
(aka Cuttle Arch)



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