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Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site

Depth: 2 metres (6.6 feet) to 5 metres (16 feet)

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The Lightning shipwreck, which lies in Corio Bay, Geelong, is historically significant for being one of the fastest wooden ships ever built, the first clipper built in the USA for British owners and being the worst shipping disaster in Geelong's history. It spent its whole career carrying cargo and immigrants from England to Australia.

Protected from southerly and westerly winds. See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

See also, Wikipedia: Lightning (clipper),
Australian National Shipwreck Database: Lightning, and
Heritage Council Victoria: Lightning.

Corio Bay Map
Corio Bay Map | #169; Parks Victoria

Latitude: 38° 8.550′ S   (38.1425° S / 38° 8′ 33″ S)
Longitude: 144° 21.906′ E   (144.3651° E / 144° 21′ 54.36″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-01 05:22:14 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Cunningham Pier, Geelong, 266 m, bearing 276°, W
Sailing vessel.
Built: 1854.
Lost: 31/10/1869.
Depth: 2 to 5 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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