The Abyss

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Depth: 15 metres (49 feet) to 40 metres (131 feet)

The Abyss is located just inside Port Phillip Heads on the Point Nepean side. The wall here is 20 metres to 40 metres deep and faces Northeast. Some distance off the wall lies a very large bommie over 100 metres east to west and perhaps 40 metres north to south.

This dive site is prone to strong currents and swells and can only be dived during slack water turning to a flood. Because of this, caution should be exercised on this dive but the scenery makes it well worthwhile.

Divers have the opportunity to catch crayfish (Southern Rock Lobster) at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, rock lobster measure, and cray tags. 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.

Latitude: 38° 17.583′ S   (38.29305° S / 38° 17′ 34.98″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.626′ E   (144.643767° E / 144° 38′ 37.56″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-16 00:56:29 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Devils Drop Off, 58 m, bearing 127°, SE
Depth: 15 to 40 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

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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