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Melbourne Cray Dives

Melbourne Cray Dives

Here at The Scuba Doctor we're often asked where is the best place to catch a Crayfish in Port Phillip Bay and/or out in Bass Strait near Melbourne, Victoria. Well first you need to know what you're hunting for. The official name for this great big delicious local red sea monster caught in the waters of Victoria is Southern Rock Lobster, Jasus Edwardsii. But most everyone around here just calls them Crays or Crayfish.

Diving for and catching a Crayfish is fantastic fun and very rewarding. However, it's a skill that usually requires practice and patience before you are continually successful. See How To Catch Crayfish.


Catching crayfish off a popular Victorian Ocean Beach | © Pang Quong

Here we list the local crayfish diving sites we know about. Happy rock lobster hunting!

12lb Reef

Wall Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.093′ S   (38.284883° S / 38° 17′ 5.58″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.340′ E   (144.639° E / 144° 38′ 20.4″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-17 03:43:34 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: The Grotto, 36 m, bearing 136°, SE
Depth: 8 to 20 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the 12lb Reef dive site page

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

Awesome Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping
Latitude: 38° 17.100′ S   (38.285° S / 38° 17′ 6″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.395′ E   (144.656583° E / 144° 39′ 23.7″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 20:16:38 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Knawesome Bommie, 101 m, bearing 197°, SSW
Depth: 12 to 40 m.
See the Awesome Reef dive site page

Back Beach Cray Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 21.764′ S   (38.362733° S / 38° 21′ 45.84″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.797′ E   (144.729942° E / 144° 43′ 47.79″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-20 12:26:01 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-28 23:24:07 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Jubilee Point, 975 m, bearing 31°, NNE
Depth: 6 to 20 m.
See the Back Beach Cray Reef dive site page

Boarfish Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.111′ S   (38.285183° S / 38° 17′ 6.66″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.301′ E   (144.63835° E / 144° 38′ 18.06″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-28 04:15:05 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: 12lb Reef, 66 m, bearing 59°, ENE
Depth: 10 to 25 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Boarfish Reef dive site page

Boarfish Reef Drift

Drift Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 14.420′ S   (38.240337° S / 38° 14′ 25.21″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.583′ E   (144.709717° E / 144° 42′ 34.98″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-28 04:59:01 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Mountain Maid, 287 m, bearing 335°, NNW
Depth: 6 to 20 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Boarfish Reef Drift dive site page

Cape Schanck Cray Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 28.434′ S   (38.473907° S / 38° 28′ 26.07″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.076′ E   (144.867933° E / 144° 52′ 4.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-20 12:31:56 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-20 16:18:09 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Cape Schanck West, 2,924 m, bearing 147°, SSE
Depth: 6 to 20 m.
See the Cape Schanck Cray Reef dive site page

Captain Nitro Drop Off

Wall Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.330′ S   (38.288833° S / 38° 17′ 19.8″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.716′ E   (144.661933° E / 144° 39′ 42.96″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-20 07:39:23 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: North Wall, 102 m, bearing 95°, E
Depth: 16 to 60 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Captain Nitro Drop Off dive site page

Castle Rock

Bommie Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.887′ S   (38.298117° S / 38° 17′ 53.22″ S)
Longitude: 144° 35.863′ E   (144.597717° E / 144° 35′ 51.78″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-28 04:51:05 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Deep Pinnacles, 250 m, bearing 287°, WNW
Depth: 12 to 20 m.
Dive only on: Ebb.
See the Castle Rock 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

Corsair Rock

Bommie Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 18.017′ S   (38.300283° S / 38° 18′ 1.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.481′ E   (144.64135° E / 144° 38′ 28.86″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 08:07:57 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Australia RMS, 179 m, bearing 124°, SE
Depth: 3 to 30 m.
Dive only on: SWE.
See the Corsair Rock 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

Easter Bommie

Bommie Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Slack Water Subject to Shipping
Latitude: 38° 17.017′ S   (38.283617° S / 38° 17′ 1.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.611′ E   (144.643517° E / 144° 38′ 36.66″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 08:14:00 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Jims Hole, 49 m, bearing 168°, SSE
Depth: 16 to 27 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Easter Bommie dive site page

Flinders Cray Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 29.997′ S   (38.499951° S / 38° 29′ 59.82″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.564′ E   (145.009398° E / 145° 0′ 33.83″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-20 12:34:54 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-20 16:11:06 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Flinders Back Beach, 2,006 m, bearing 22°, NNE
Depth: 6 to 20 m.
See the Flinders Cray Reef dive site page

Giddiup

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.181′ S   (38.303017° S / 38° 18′ 10.86″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.769′ E   (144.612817° E / 144° 36′ 46.14″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 22:12:16 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Lonsdale Bommies, 371 m, bearing 351°, N
Depth: 14 to 20 m.
Dive only on: Ebb.
See the Giddiup dive site page

Golden Arch

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.840′ S   (38.297333° S / 38° 17′ 50.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 35.605′ E   (144.593417° E / 144° 35′ 36.3″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-14 18:22:04 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 23:35:27 GMT
Source: Alan Beckhurst GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Deep Pinnacles, 137 m, bearing 95°, E
Depth: 23 m.
(aka Cuttle Arch)
See the Golden Arch dive site page

Inner Corsair Wall

Wall Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 18.130′ S   (38.302167° S / 38° 18′ 7.8″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.344′ E   (144.639067° E / 144° 38′ 20.64″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 04:55:00 GMT
Source: Unknown
Nearest Neighbour: Nepean Wall, 177 m, bearing 6°, N
Depth: 10 to 60+ m.
See the Inner Corsair Wall dive site page

Kelp Beds Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.056′ S   (38.284267° S / 38° 17′ 3.36″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.394′ E   (144.6399° E / 144° 38′ 23.64″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 00:37:11 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: 12lb Reef, 104 m, bearing 228°, SW
Depth: 8 to 23 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Kelp Beds Reef 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

Knawesome Bommie

Bommie Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping
Latitude: 38° 17.152′ S   (38.285867° S / 38° 17′ 9.12″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.374′ E   (144.656233° E / 144° 39′ 22.44″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 08:16:02 GMT
Source: Alan Beckhurst GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Awesome Reef, 101 m, bearing 17°, NNE
Depth: 12 to 40 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Knawesome Bommie dive site page

Lonsdale Arches

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.989′ S   (38.299817° S / 38° 17′ 59.34″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.587′ E   (144.609783° E / 144° 36′ 35.22″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 00:44:53 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Twin Bommies, 83 m, bearing 57°, ENE
Depth: 12 to 18 m.
Dive only on: Ebb.
See the Lonsdale Arches dive site page

Lonsdale Bommies

Bommie Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.983′ S   (38.299717° S / 38° 17′ 58.98″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.730′ E   (144.612167° E / 144° 36′ 43.8″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 08:16:34 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Twin Bommies, 142 m, bearing 283°, WNW
Depth: 12 to 18 m.
Dive only on: Ebb.
See the Lonsdale Bommies dive site page

Nepean Wall

Wall Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 18.035′ S   (38.300583° S / 38° 18′ 2.1″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.357′ E   (144.639283° E / 144° 38′ 21.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 00:06:52 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Trimix Corner, 28 m, bearing 338°, NNW
Depth: 18 to 65 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Nepean Wall dive site page

New Deep Bommie

Bommie Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 19.079′ S   (38.317983° S / 38° 19′ 4.74″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.000′ E   (144.566667° E / 144° 34′ 0″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 08:19:04 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: J5 Yellow Submarine, 815 m, bearing 12°, NNE
Depth: 30 to 42 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb.
See the New Deep Bommie dive site page

North Wall Corner

Wall Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.407′ S   (38.290117° S / 38° 17′ 24.42″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.010′ E   (144.6335° E / 144° 38′ 0.6″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 01:42:48 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Swim Through, 36 m, bearing 272°, W
Depth: 22 to 66 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the North Wall Corner dive site page

Phillip Island Cray Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Phillip Island Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 34.263′ S   (38.571051° S / 38° 34′ 15.78″ S)
Longitude: 145° 21.584′ E   (145.359732° E / 145° 21′ 35.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-20 12:38:40 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-06 18:18:09 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Gull Island, 1,233 m, bearing 1°, N
Depth: 6 to 20 m.
See the Phillip Island Cray Reef dive site page

Portsea Cray Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 19.039′ S   (38.317317° S / 38° 19′ 2.34″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.890′ E   (144.714833° E / 144° 42′ 53.4″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 07:41:54 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Portsea Pier, 178 m, bearing 225°, SW
Depth: 5 to 12 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Portsea Cray Reef dive site page

Ramsden Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping
Latitude: 38° 17.603′ S   (38.293386° S / 38° 17′ 36.19″ S)
Longitude: 144° 40.474′ E   (144.67456° E / 144° 40′ 28.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-24 19:24:16 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 01:23:32 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Eliza Ramsden, 75 m, bearing 228°, SW
Depth: 20 to 30 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Ramsden Reef dive site page

Rip Bank

Wall Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 18.153′ S   (38.30255° S / 38° 18′ 9.18″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.181′ E   (144.63635° E / 144° 38′ 10.86″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-28 04:17:21 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Outer Corsair Wall, 32 m, bearing 185°, S
Depth: 16 to 60 m.
See the Rip Bank dive site page

Sanctum Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.397′ S   (38.28995° S / 38° 17′ 23.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.429′ E   (144.640483° E / 144° 38′ 25.74″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 01:35:40 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Cathedral, 211 m, bearing 100°, E
Depth: 24 to 60 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Sanctum Reef dive site page

Shortland Bluff Bommie

Bommie Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 16.879′ S   (38.281317° S / 38° 16′ 52.74″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.328′ E   (144.655467° E / 144° 39′ 19.68″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-17 21:09:37 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 08:22:50 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: The Marbles, 284 m, bearing 273°, W
Depth: 18 to 20 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Shortland Bluff Bommie 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

Spec Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.294′ S   (38.288233° S / 38° 17′ 17.64″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.946′ E   (144.665767° E / 144° 39′ 56.76″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-20 07:39:24 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: North Wall, 245 m, bearing 251°, WSW
Depth: 22 to 60 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Spec Reef dive site page

Spot G

Wall Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.404′ S   (38.290067° S / 38° 17′ 24.24″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.977′ E   (144.63295° E / 144° 37′ 58.62″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 06:59:38 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Swim Through, 12 m, bearing 107°, ESE
Depth: 20 to 40 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Spot G 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

Sub Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.001′ S   (38.300017° S / 38° 18′ 0.06″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.122′ E   (144.5687° E / 144° 34′ 7.32″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:25:04 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: J4 26m Submarine, 440 m, bearing 275°, W
Depth: 20 to 25 m.
See the Sub Reef dive site page

The Abyss

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping
Latitude: 38° 17.583′ S   (38.29305° S / 38° 17′ 34.98″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.626′ E   (144.643767° E / 144° 38′ 37.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-16 00:56:29 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Devils Drop Off, 58 m, bearing 127°, SE
Depth: 15 to 40 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the The Abyss dive site page

The Cathedral

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.417′ S   (38.290283° S / 38° 17′ 25.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.572′ E   (144.642867° E / 144° 38′ 34.32″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:34:24 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Sanctum Reef, 211 m, bearing 280°, W
Depth: 22 to 60 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the The Cathedral dive site page

The Far Side

Wall Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.434′ S   (38.290567° S / 38° 17′ 26.04″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.891′ E   (144.66485° E / 144° 39′ 53.46″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-20 07:39:24 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: North Wall, 239 m, bearing 320°, NW
Depth: 20 to 60 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the The Far Side dive site page

The Grotto

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.107′ S   (38.285117° S / 38° 17′ 6.42″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.357′ E   (144.639283° E / 144° 38′ 21.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:37:41 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: 12lb Reef, 36 m, bearing 316°, NW
Depth: 12 to 18 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the The Grotto dive site page

The Ledges

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.346′ S   (38.2891° S / 38° 17′ 20.76″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.378′ E   (144.572967° E / 144° 34′ 22.68″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-12 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:39:45 GMT
Source: Alan Beckhurst GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: 18 Metre Reef, 86 m, bearing 313°, NW
Depth: 12 to 16 m.
See the The Ledges dive site page

The Links

Wall Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping
Latitude: 38° 17.376′ S   (38.2896° S / 38° 17′ 22.56″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.272′ E   (144.637867° E / 144° 38′ 16.32″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:40:27 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Toms Cave, 24 m, bearing 242°, WSW
Depth: 18 to 60 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the The Links dive site page

The Pinnacles

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 34.363′ S   (38.572717° S / 38° 34′ 21.78″ S)
Longitude: 145° 20.226′ E   (145.3371° E / 145° 20′ 13.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-04 00:50:22 GMT
Source: Peter Beaumont GPS (verified).
Nearest Neighbour: Phillip Island Cray Reef, 1,976 m, bearing 84°, E
Depth: 9 to 38 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb, Flood.
See the The Pinnacles dive site page

The Plateau

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.621′ S   (38.293683° S / 38° 17′ 37.26″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.976′ E   (144.632933° E / 144° 37′ 58.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:50:48 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: 65 Metre Hole, 310 m, bearing 13°, NNE
Depth: 20 to 45 m.
Dive only on: SWE.
See the The Plateau dive site page

The Steps

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping
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: 2019-02-16 02:54:04 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Marbles, 284 m, bearing 337°, NNW
Depth: 17 to 40 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the The Steps dive site page

The Supermarket

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.322′ S   (38.2887° S / 38° 17′ 19.32″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.634′ E   (144.577233° E / 144° 34′ 38.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:55:48 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Ledges, 375 m, bearing 263°, W
Depth: 6 to 18 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb.
See the The Supermarket dive site page

The Swim Through

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.406′ S   (38.2901° S / 38° 17′ 24.36″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.985′ E   (144.633083° E / 144° 37′ 59.1″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-17 21:48:53 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 02:57:46 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Spot G, 12 m, bearing 287°, WNW
Depth: 20 to 30 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the The Swim Through dive site page

Toms Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 20.905′ S   (38.348417° S / 38° 20′ 54.3″ S)
Longitude: 144° 41.748′ E   (144.6958° E / 144° 41′ 44.88″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 03:00:35 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Portsea Back Beach Wall, 312 m, bearing 314°, NW
Depth: 23 m.
See the Toms Reef dive site page

Torpedo Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 16.627′ S   (38.277117° S / 38° 16′ 37.62″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.857′ E   (144.664283° E / 144° 39′ 51.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 03:02:36 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Sponge Garden Drift, 286 m, bearing 35°, NE
Depth: 5 to 18 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Torpedo Reef dive site page

Twin Bommies

Bommie Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.965′ S   (38.299417° S / 38° 17′ 57.9″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.635′ E   (144.610583° E / 144° 36′ 38.1″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-15 01:24:52 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Lonsdale Arches, 83 m, bearing 237°, WSW
Depth: 12 to 18 m.
Dive only on: Ebb.
See the Twin Bommies dive site page

Victory Cray Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 16.948′ S   (38.282467° S / 38° 16′ 56.88″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.134′ E   (144.635567° E / 144° 38′ 8.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-12 02:40:49 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Boarfish Reef, 388 m, bearing 141°, SE
See the Victory Cray Reef dive site page

Wild Side

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Outside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.916′ S   (38.2986° S / 38° 17′ 54.96″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.305′ E   (144.638417° E / 144° 38′ 18.3″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-16 03:50:50 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Trimix Corner, 205 m, bearing 161°, SSE
Depth: 10 to 60 m.
Dive only on: SWE.
See the Wild Side dive site page

Total of 54 dive sites.

If you have other crayfish dive sites you could add to the list, please Contact Us with the details. If you have more information, pictures, or videos of the crayfish 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 crays.

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