The Cave

Wall DiveWall Dive | Boat access

Advanced Open Water Rated Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Slack Water Technical Rated

Depth: 22 metres (72 feet) to 60 metres (197 feet)

As the name The Cave would suggest, the highlight of this dive is a large cave big enough to drive a small truck into. The Cave (aka Hero Cave) is at 30 metres on top of a wall that runs East West with deeper water to the South.

The dive site is in the shipping channel and should only be dived when there is no shipping and only at slack water at the end of an ebb or outgoing tide.

Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

Thirty-one of the 120 shipwrecks known to have occurred within a 10 nautical mile radius of Port Phillip Heads are thought to be within the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park in Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean.

Aboriginal tradition indicates that the Bellarine Peninsula side of the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is part of Country of the Wathaurung people, and the Mornington Peninsula side, including Mud Islands, is part of Country of the Boon Wurrung people.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Park Note: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 460.64 KB),
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (Adobe PDF | 1.23 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 7.72 MB),
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 16.34 MB), and
Taxonomic Toolkit for the Marine Life of Port Phillip Bay.

Port Phillip Heads Bathymetry
Port Phillip Heads Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Point Lonsdale Bathymetry
Point Lonsdale Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Point Nepean Bathymetry
Point Nepean Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Popes Eye Bathymetry
Popes Eye Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Portsea Hole Bathymetry
Portsea Hole Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Mud Islands Bathymetry
Mud Islands Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria

 

The Cave Location Map

Latitude: 38° 17.624′ S   (38.293733° S / 38° 17′ 37.44″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.552′ E   (144.625867° E / 144° 37′ 33.12″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-04 03:35:51 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Foggy Reef, 35 m, bearing 270°, W
Depth: 22 to 60 m.



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