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Nepean Reef

Reef DiveReef Dive | Boat access

Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water Wreck Dive Site

Depth: 1 metre (3.3 feet) to 5 metres (16 feet)

Level:Open Water and beyond.

Located just outside of Port Phillip, situated at the tip of Point Nepean, this reef dive site features the wrecks of the steamers Time and Campbell.

The Time lies midway along the northern side of Nepean Reef and is dominated by two huge boilers lying in the middle of the shipwreck remains.

The shipwreck remains of the Campbell are much smaller and lie at the extreme western end of Nepean Reef, under and just to the north of Cambell Rock.

The site is exposed to strong tidal influences and is best dived from a boat at slack water, which varies from a few minutes, over 30 minutes. It is best to dive this site on the last of the ebb, early flood. It is much easier to be retrieved inside Port Phillip for your exit strategy rather than out to sea.

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (PDF 1.4 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 6.54 MB), and
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 5.64 MB).

The GPS Marks for this dive site are known to be wrong.

Latitude: 38° 18.040′ S   (38.300667° S / 38° 18′ 2.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.597′ E   (144.65995° E / 144° 39′ 35.82″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2020-05-17 02:51:11 GMT, Last updated: 2020-05-17 06:10:33 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Empress of the Sea, 30 m, bearing 128°, SE
Depth: 5 to 8 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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