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Torquay Offshore Artificial Reef

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Advanced Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site

Depth: 25 m (82 ft)

Mordialloc Pier
Torquay Offshore Recreational Fishing Reef
© Victorian Fisheries Authority

The Torquay Offshore Recreational Fishing Reef was created in June 2015, when 25 concrete modules were deployed to improve offshore recreational fishing opportunities.

The purpose-built reef modules are situated approximately 3 kilometres offshore, in 25 metres of water, between Breamlea and Torquay. Each concrete module measures more than four metres high, weighs up to 20 tonnes and has been designed to create variable water currents and upwellings that will attract baitfish and predators such as Kingfish.

The Torquay reef's border coordinates are:

  • 38° 19.828' S       144° 22.500' E
  • 38° 19.942' S       144° 22.600' E
  • 38° 20.184' S       144° 22.320' E
  • 38° 20.065' S       144° 22.225' E

Bass Strait Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any shore or boat dive in Bass Strait on Victoria's coastline. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-in-bass-strait before diving or snorkelling this site.

Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) country
Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes the coastline of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-east, the Bellarine Peninsula, and down to Cape Otway in the south-west. We wish to acknowledge the Wathaurong as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.


Torquay Offshore Artificial Reef Location Map

Latitude: 38° 20.184′ S   (38.3364° S / 38° 20′ 11.04″ S)
Longitude: 144° 22.320′ E   (144.372° E / 144° 22′ 19.2″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-06 16:28:10 GMT
Source: Victorian Government GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Milora, 2,294 m, bearing 137°, SE
25 purpose-built, concrete, artificial reef modules, 3 kilometres offshore, between Breamlea and Torquay.
Depth: 25 m.

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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