The Steps

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Depth: 17 metres (56 feet) to 40 metres (131 feet)

Located just North of the Lonsdale wall system, The Steps has some fantastic terrain. Starting in 17 metres, it steps down and along with huge overhangs and gullies and the area is also littered with caves. Swimming south will take you to the deeper water with the best parts of the dive between 20 and 30 metres.

Each step is full of marine life sheltering in little nooks and overhangs and there are Crayfish in the area.

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° 17.013′ S   (38.28355° S / 38° 17′ 0.78″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.207′ E   (144.65345° E / 144° 39′ 12.42″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2020-09-03 07:00:40 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Boarfish Reef Drift, 207 m, bearing 28°, NNE
Depth: 17 to 40 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

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