New Deep Bommie

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Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Technical Rated

Depth: 30 metres (98 feet) to 42 metres (138 feet)

New Deep Bommie sits in approx 42 metres water. If you swim along the West side first (with the Bommie on your left side) you'll come to high peaks rising up from 42 metres to 34 metres, which create gullies that divers can swim through.

When you swim through the last one you'll come to an open expanse of rock usually inhabited by a large school of bull's eyes. At this point the diver can head North to the centre top of the New Deep Bommie and search for a cave opening at about the 34 metre mark. The opening leads to a swim through which is only a few metres in length with the Odd Wrasse passing you by.

Or the diver can stay on the previous heading an encircle the entire New Deep Bommie where there are rich colours in the form of soft sponges dotted about the face of the Bommie and fish such as Wrasse, Horseshoe Leather Jackets, Sweep, plus more.

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.


New Deep Bommie Location Map

Latitude: 38° 19.079′ S   (38.317983° S / 38° 19′ 4.74″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.000′ E   (144.566667° E / 144° 34′ 0″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 08:19:04 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: J5 Yellow Submarine, 815 m, bearing 12°, NNE
Depth: 30 to 42 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb.

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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