Knawesome Bommie

Bommie DiveBommie Dive | Boat access

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.

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.

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° 17.152′ 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: 2020-08-10 22:16:35 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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