Kanowna Island

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Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Wilsons Promontory


Kanowna Island is part of the Anser Group of islands at Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia. It is an active, protected Australian Fur Seal colony. There are so many playful, curious seals that diving with them becomes an exciting and thrilling experience as they speed past and play with you.

The rocks in the area form crevices and gullies which are interesting to explore if you can take you attention away from the seals. The rocks feature a very thick covering of kelps.

Maximum depth in the rocky area would be about 15 metres, but drops off to 100 metres quite close by. Surge can be an issue at this dive site.

Motorised and non-motorised vessels including sea kayaks are prohibited from within 200 metres of Kanowna Island from November to January (inclusive) and within 50 metres of the island at other times of the year.

Latitude: 39° 9.049′ S   (39.150817° S / 39° 9′ 2.94″ S)
Longitude: 146° 18.385′ E   (146.306417° E / 146° 18′ 23.1″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2019-03-13 01:58:56 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-13 21:16:31 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Gulf of Carpentaria, 1,179 m, bearing 295°, WNW
Depth: 15 m.

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