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Melbourne Other Dives

Some of Melbourne's dive sites simply don't fit into the classifications of Bommie, Drift, Pier, Reef, Shore, Wall and Wreck. So we've put them here.

Chinamans Hat

Other Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.385′ S   (38.28975° S / 38° 17′ 23.1″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.515′ E   (144.72525° E / 144° 43′ 30.9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-31 03:04:12 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: William Salthouse, 2,547 m, bearing 319°, NW
Seals.
Depth: 2 to 12 m.
See the Chinamans Hat dive site page

Entrance Deep

Other Boat access
Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.794′ S   (38.296567° S / 38° 17′ 47.64″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.854′ E   (144.6309° E / 144° 37′ 51.24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-24 06:17:42 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Plateau, 366 m, bearing 28°, NNE
Depth: 30 to 103 m.
Dive only on: SWF.
See the Entrance Deep dive site page

Melbourne Aquarium

Other Shore access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated
Latitude: 37° 49.264′ S   (37.821061° S / 37° 49′ 15.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 57.489′ E   (144.958158° E / 144° 57′ 29.37″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-01 05:34:10 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Kerford Road Pier, 3,255 m, bearing 191°, S
Depth: 4 to 7 m.
See the Melbourne Aquarium dive site page

Mud Islands

Other Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Bay Marine Park - No Fishing
Latitude: 38° 16.205′ S   (38.270083° S / 38° 16′ 12.3″ S)
Longitude: 144° 45.514′ E   (144.758567° E / 144° 45′ 30.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-23 03:51:23 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Medea, 3,544 m, bearing 291°, WNW
Ideal for Snorkelling.
Depth: 1 to 8 m.
Mean water temp - summer: 20.0°C.
Mean water temp - winter: 11.2°C.
See the Mud Islands dive site page

Trimix Corner

Other Boat access
Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Bay Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 18.021′ S   (38.30035° S / 38° 18′ 1.26″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.350′ E   (144.639167° E / 144° 38′ 21″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-24 05:52:40 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Nepean Wall, 28 m, bearing 158°, SSE
Depth: 30 to 103 m.
Dive only on: SWF.
See the Trimix Corner dive site page

West Channel Pile Light

Other Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Bay Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 11.663′ S   (38.194383° S / 38° 11′ 39.78″ S)
Longitude: 144° 45.405′ E   (144.75675° E / 144° 45′ 24.3″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-31 02:56:44 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Sea Bird, 1,162 m, bearing 225°, SW
Lighthouse.
Built: 1881.
See the West Channel Pile Light dive site page

Total of 6 dive sites.


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.

If you don't understand the differences between the different ways coordinates are given, plus how different datum come into play, you might find the article GPS Conversions by Lloyd Borrett a useful read. It describes the problems associated with locating dive sites using a GPS receiver.

GPS latitude explained


Scuba Doctor Dive Map KML File

In the true spirit of making it easy to obtain, utilise and share the information for non-commercial purposes, you can now Download/view the Scuba Doctor Dive Map GPS Marks (KML file | 250.79 KB | 16-Jun-2019) in the Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth and Google Maps.

Some marine GPS units can import the information from a KML file. For others you can use use a file translate program (e.g. GPSBabel) to convert the KML file into an import file format (e.g. GPX) supported by your GPS unit.


Please Help Us To Correct GPS Marks and Add More Melbourne Dive Sites

If you have have information about other dive sites you'd be happy to see added to the information available here, or any corrections and/or updates to the diving site GPS marks listed here, please feel free to Contact Us. See also, Dive Site Help.

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