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Melbourne Abalone Dives

Melbourne Abalone Dives

We're often asked about where we think are the best places to catch a feed of Abalone in Port Phillip Bay and/or Bass Strait near Melbourne, Victoria. So here we list the local abalone diving sites we know about. Happy abalone hunting!

18 Metre Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.314′ S   (38.288567° S / 38° 17′ 18.84″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.335′ E   (144.57225° E / 144° 34′ 20.1″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 20:10:50 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Ledges, 86 m, bearing 133°, SE
Depth: 12 to 18 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb, Flood.
See the 18 Metre Reef dive site page

Catch Bag Reef Drift

Drift Dive Boat access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.144′ S   (38.285733° S / 38° 17′ 8.64″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.981′ E   (144.633017° E / 144° 37′ 58.86″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-16 00:39:52 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Lonsdale Wall Shallow, 207 m, bearing 265°, W
Depth: 12 to 24 m.
See the Catch Bag Reef Drift dive site page

Deep Pinnacles

Reef Dive Boat access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.847′ S   (38.29745° S / 38° 17′ 50.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 35.699′ E   (144.594983° E / 144° 35′ 41.94″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 20:27:22 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Golden Arch, 137 m, bearing 275°, W
Depth: 16 to 25 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb, Flood.
See the Deep Pinnacles dive site page

Diamond Bay

Shore Dive Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 21.246′ S   (38.354105° S / 38° 21′ 14.78″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.534′ E   (144.742234° E / 144° 44′ 32.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-31 01:31:53 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Jubilee Point, 573 m, bearing 256°, WSW
Depth: 1 to 10 m.
See the Diamond Bay dive site page

Dragons Lair

Reef Dive Boat access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.421′ S   (38.29035° S / 38° 17′ 25.26″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.859′ E   (144.580983° E / 144° 34′ 51.54″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 20:29:57 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Supermarket, 375 m, bearing 299°, WNW
Depth: 12 to 18 m.
Dive only on: Ebb, Flood.
See the Dragons Lair dive site page

Kelp Beds Reef Drift

Drift Dive Boat access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.008′ S   (38.283469° S / 38° 17′ 0.49″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.584′ E   (144.659729° E / 144° 39′ 35.02″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 08:31:29 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Hot Spot, 275 m, bearing 39°, NE
Depth: 10 to 21 m.
Dive only on: Flood.
See the Kelp Beds Reef Drift dive site page

Portsea Back Beach Wall

Reef Dive Boat access
Abalone Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 20.787′ S   (38.34645° S / 38° 20′ 47.22″ S)
Longitude: 144° 41.595′ E   (144.69325° E / 144° 41′ 35.7″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-10 02:08:49 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Toms Reef, 312 m, bearing 134°, SE
Depth: 12 to 18 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb, Flood.
See the Portsea Back Beach Wall dive site page

Sorrento Back Beach

Reef Dive Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 20.757′ S   (38.345956° S / 38° 20′ 45.44″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.619′ E   (144.726981° E / 144° 43′ 37.13″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-27 03:27:09 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: St Pauls Rock, 946 m, bearing 138°, SE
Depth: 6 to 20 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb, Flood.
See the Sorrento Back Beach dive site page

Spray Point Caverns

Shore Dive Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.088′ S   (38.368125° S / 38° 22′ 5.25″ S)
Longitude: 144° 45.230′ E   (144.753832° E / 144° 45′ 13.8″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-31 01:50:41 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Bridgewater Bay, 1,319 m, bearing 120°, ESE
Depth: 5 to 15 m.
See the Spray Point Caverns dive site page

Total of 9 dive sites.

If you have other abalone dive sites you could add to the list, please Contact Us with the details. If you have more information, pictures, or videos of the abalone dive sites already listed here, we'd love to hear from you.

Safety Tip: We recommend you read our Boat Diving Safety and Using a Dive Float and Flag pages and use the described Cray/Drift Buoy Line Diver Freedom System when diving from a private boat for abalone.

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