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Gormans Lane Reef

Reef Dive Reef Dive | Shore access Shore access

Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site

Depth: 2 m (6.56 ft) to 20 m (66 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Gormans Lane Reef is a shore diving and snorkelling site, south of Tower Hill, between Warrnambool to the east and Killarney to the west, off the Princes Highway on Victoria's Shipwreck Coast. It's part of the Belfast Coastal Reserve.

Diving and Snorkelling at Gormans Lane Reef

Gormans Lane Reef faces south into Armstrong Bay and has lots of fish and invertebrate life. Nice site for snorkelling.

There are several other reefs in the area which run out to sea from the sandy shore.

Gormans Lane Reef Parking
Gormans Lane Reef Parking
© Google Street View

Location: Gormans Road, Tower Hill, Victoria 3283

Parking: There is a car park at the south-west end of Gormans Road, approximately 1.8 kilometres off the Princes Highway (A1). It's about 120 metres down to the beach. Before gearing up check out the water. If you see lots of white water, head on home.

Safety First: This area is frequented by boats, so please make sure you display your dive flag in this area.

Entry/exit: Enter and exit from the beach.

Ideal Conditions: Diving Gormans Lane Reef requires calm conditions and a very low swell. See WillyWeather (Killarney Beach) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

Boats can be launched at the Port Fairy, Griffiths Street Boat Ramp or the Killarney Bay East Boat Ramp.

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Abalone Dive Site
Abalone Dive Site
© Mark Norman, Museum Victoria

Divers have the opportunity to catch Abalone at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, legal abalone tool, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, and abalone measure. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch abalone.

See article-catching-abalone for practical abalone hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-abalone-dives for a list of other Abalone dive sites near Melbourne.

Crayfish Dive Site
Crayfish Dive Site | © Ian Scholey

Divers have the opportunity to catch Southern Rock Lobster (aka Crayfish) at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, rock lobster measure, and cray tags. Once you get back to the dive boat, or shore, make sure you clip the tail and tag your Crayfish as per Fisheries requirements. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch crays. See article-catching-crayfish for practical cray hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-cray-dives for a list of other crayfish dive sites near Melbourne. For tips on cooking your Crays, please see article-cooking-crayfish.

Eastern Maar country
Eastern Maar country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Eastern Maar people of south-western Victoria between the Shaw and Eumerella Rivers and from Yambuk in the south to beyond Lake Linlithgow in the north. This truly ancient Country extends as far north as Ararat and encompasses the coastal townships of Port Fairy in the west, Warrnambool, Peterborough, Port Campbell, Apollo Bay, Lorne, and Airies Inlet in the east, including the Great Ocean Road area. It also stretches 100 metres out to sea from low tide and therefore includes the iconic Twelve Apostles. "Eastern Maar" is a name adopted by the people who identify as Maar, Eastern Gunditjmara, Tjap Wurrung, Peek Whurrong, Kirrae Whurrung, Kuurn Kopan Noot and/or Yarro waetch (Tooram Tribe) amongst others. We wish to acknowledge the Eastern Maar as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging.

 

Gormans Lane Reef Location Map

Latitude: 38° 21.001′ S   (38.350021° S / 38° 21′ 0.08″ S)
Longitude: 142° 21.387′ E   (142.356458° E / 142° 21′ 23.25″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2022-05-19 07:26:22 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 19:14:42 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Rogers Rocks, 1,252 m, bearing 254°, WSW
Killarney, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 2 to 20 m.



DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

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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