Sandringham Pier Breakwater

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Sandringham Pier Breakwater
Sandringham Pier Breakwater
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Depth: 0 metre (0 foot) to 6 metres (20 feet)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

The Sandringham Pier is a good spot for a shallow day or night dive. The pier itself is the best entry point for all divers.

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

Just around the end of the rocky breakwater itself lies the hulk of the cable layer Francis Henty in 3 to 5 metres of water.

At Sandringham Pier you'll also find the wreck of the HMAS J7 J-class submarine that was scuttled at Sandringham in August 1930 to form a breakwater. Because she swung around and sunk in the wrong direction, she eventually became incorporated into subsequent moorings.

Latitude: 37° 56.682′ S   (37.944705° S / 37° 56′ 40.94″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.669′ E   (144.99449° E / 144° 59′ 40.16″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-29 08:33:57 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: J7 Submarine, 101 m, bearing 268°, W
Depth: 0 to 6 m.

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