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Wreck DiveWreck Dive | Shore access

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

Depth: 2 metres (6.6 feet) to 4 metres (13 feet)

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Level: Open Water and beyond.

The Ozone was a bay paddle steamer and it was sunk in October 1925, together with the Dominon, to form a breakwater for the bay near Indented Head on the Bellarine Peninsula. Remains of the Ozone's paddle wheel can be clearly seen sticking above water from the shore.

Head out over the shallow sandy bottom to the Ozone and explore the remains. The remains of the Dominion shipwreck are about 20 metres north of the Ozone.

The area is popular for dive training and it allows divers to have an interesting wreck dive at the same time.

Best done at high tide for extra depth. See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

The Ozone is socially significant as one of the well known 'Bay Steamers' that used to ply Port Phillip and Corio Bay with passengers on short trips and excursions. The Bay Steamer 'wings' on Station Pier and jetties such as at Clifton Springs, Queenscliff and Portsea are other reminders of this era. The Ozone is also recreationally significant as an easily accessible shipwreck site that can be snorkelled and dived, with boilers, steering quadrant, paddlewheels and bow section providing interest and a home for marine life.

See also, Wikipedia: Ozone (paddle steamer),
MAAV: Ozone 1886-1925,
Australian National Shipwreck Database: Ozone, and
Heritage Council Victoria: Ozone.

Latitude: 38° 8.348′ S   (38.13913° S / 38° 8′ 20.87″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.816′ E   (144.713598° E / 144° 42′ 48.95″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-01 04:50:19 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Dominion, 13 m, bearing 322°, NW
Bay steamer.
Built: Glasgow, 1886.
Sunk: 1925.
Depth: 2 to 4 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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