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Nursery Bay

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Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 5 m (16 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Nursery Bay lies just to the east of the Falls of Halladale shipwreck. The access track is steep and care is required.

Nursery Bay lies on the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria and is part of the Bay of Islands Coastal Park which continues on from the Port Campbell National Park at Peterborough and extends through to Warrnambool.

Nursery Bay features plenty of reef structure and marine life.

As Nursery Bay is somewhat protected it often provides sheltered diving when the sea conditions aren't good elsewhere. See WillyWeather (Wild Dog Beach) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

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Eastern Maar country
Eastern Maar country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Eastern Maar people of south-western Victoria between the Shaw and Eumerella Rivers and from Yambuk in the south to beyond Lake Linlithgow in the north. This truly ancient Country extends as far north as Ararat and encompasses the coastal townships of Port Fairy in the west, Warrnambool, Peterborough, Port Campbell, Apollo Bay, Lorne, and Airies Inlet in the east, including the Great Ocean Road area. It also stretches 100 metres out to sea from low tide and therefore includes the iconic Twelve Apostles. "Eastern Maar" is a name adopted by the people who identify as Maar, Eastern Gunditjmara, Tjap Wurrung, Peek Whurrong, Kirrae Whurrung, Kuurn Kopan Noot and/or Yarro waetch (Tooram Tribe) amongst others. We wish to acknowledge the Eastern Maar as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging.

 

Nursery Bay Location Map

Latitude: 38° 36.312′ S   (38.605195° S / 38° 36′ 18.7″ S)
Longitude: 142° 51.800′ E   (142.863334° E / 142° 51′ 48″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-01 19:45:50 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 19:43:15 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Wild Dog Cove, 495 m, bearing 67°, ENE
Peterborough, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 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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