Rosebud Reef

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Rosebud Reef
Rosebud Reef | © Phil Watson

Depth: 4 metres (13 feet) to 10 metres (33 feet)

A lovely shallow dive on a very pretty reef situated about a kilometre offshore from Rosebud in Port Phillip, Victoria. The shallow reef runs North-West for about 250 metres (820 feet) and rises two or three metres from the seabed in an otherwise sandy oasis.

Lots of small life, urchins etc. and an abundance of fish life. Masses of fish all congregate here to feed. This, in turn, attracts some lovely harmless sharks predominantly the Wobbie Gongs and the Seven Gills.

Hurricane Wreck and Rosebud Reef from Allie Beckhurst.

See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

Finding Rosebud Reef

Over the years we've been provided with different GPS marks for Rosebud Reef. The GPS marks we know of in circulation for Rosebud Reef are:

  • GPS
    Latitude: 38° 20.740′ S   (38.345667° S / 38° 20′ 44.4″ S)
    Longitude: 144° 53.330′ E   (144.888833° E / 144° 53′ 19.8″ E)
  • Dive Victoria:
    Latitude: 38° 20.710′ S   (38.34516667° S / 38° 20′ 42.6″ S)
    Longitude: 144° 52.360′ E   (144.8726667° E / 144° 52′ 21.6″ E)

    1,411 m, bearing 272°, W
  • John Lawler
    Latitude: 38° 20.640′ S   (38.34400186° S / 38° 20′ 38.41″ S)
    Longitude: 144° 53.556′ E   (144.8925984° E / 144° 53′ 33.35″ E)

    377 m, bearing 60°, ENE


Rosebud Reef Location Map

Latitude: 38° 20.740′ S   (38.345667° S / 38° 20′ 44.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 53.330′ E   (144.888833° E / 144° 53′ 19.8″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-01 11:12:20 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Hurricane, 1,572 m, bearing 289°, WNW
Depth: 4 to 10 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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