Reef Dive | Boat access
Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 4 m (13 ft)
Level: Open Water and beyond.
Governor Reef is a natural subtidal reef offshore halfway between Indented Head and St Leonards in Port Phillip that is popular as a whiting and squid fishing spot. It's also a good site to go snorkelling from a boat. We've been told some adventurous types head out to Governor Reef for a shore dive or snorkel.
The southern side of Governor Reef has a prominent drop, while the northern side is pretty lifeless. The bulk of the interesting stuff is on top, which is very shallow. Don't ignore the warnings on the poles.
See WillyWeather (St Leonards) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes the coastline of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-east, the Bellarine Peninsula, and down to Cape Otway in the south-west. We wish to acknowledge the Wathaurong as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.
Governor Reef Location Map
Latitude: 38° 9.254′ S (38.154236° S / 38° 9′ 15.25″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.651′ E (144.727521° E / 144° 43′ 39.08″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2021-03-23 19:22:36 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-22 17:07:29 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: The Pipelines, Indented Head, 1,049 m, bearing 301°, WNW
Depth: 1 to 4 m.
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