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Advanced Open Water Rated Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated

Depth: 15 metres (49 feet) to 50 metres (164 feet)

Another great place to see crayfish that is situated right in the middle of the shipping channel just outside Port Phillip Heads on Rip Bank. The location of this dive site makes it only suitable for experienced divers. The Rip Bank is a wall that runs East to West with deeper water to the North and as such is only suitable to dive on the end of the incoming or flood tide.

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.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (PDF 1.4 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 7.72 MB), and
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 16.34 MB).

Latitude: 38° 17.389′ S   (38.289817° S / 38° 17′ 23.34″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.684′ E   (144.628067° E / 144° 37′ 41.04″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:51:41 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Other Playground, 107 m, bearing 35°, NE
Depth: 15 to 50 m.
Dive only on: SWF.

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