Knawesome Bommie

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Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping

Depth: 12 metres (39 feet) to 40 metres (131 feet)

Knawesome Bommie, also known as Al's Bommie (after Allie Beckhurst), is located inside the bay on the top North East section of the Lonsdale Wall system. This large bommie rises from 40 metres to 22 metres with lots of other smaller ones scattered around it. Because it is located in the shipping channel this rarely dived site is teaming with marine life and a fantastic area for taking photographs.

There is a large ship's anchor heavily encrusted into a section of Knawesome Bommie.

Knawesome Reef is covered in soft corals sponges and fans, with some overhanging ledges and small caves. It is outside the Marine Park and Crayfish are known to be caught in the area. Other common fish species include the Southern Blue Devil, Magpie Morwong, Boarfish, schools of Pike and many others.

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 How To Catch 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 How To Cook Crayfish.


Knawesome Bommie Location Map

Latitude: 38° 17.152′ S   (38.285867° S / 38° 17′ 9.12″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.374′ E   (144.656233° E / 144° 39′ 22.44″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-26 20:52:00 GMT
Source: Allie Beckhurst GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Awesome Reef, 101 m, bearing 17°, NNE
Depth: 12 to 40 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

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