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Melbourne Scallop Dives

We're often asked about where we think are the best places to catch a feed of Scallops near Melbourne, Victoria. So here we list the local Port Phillip scallop diving sites we know about. Happy scallop hunting!

Geoffs Scallop Hole

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.549′ S   (38.35915° S / 38° 21′ 32.94″ S)
Longitude: 144° 47.781′ E   (144.79635° E / 144° 47′ 46.86″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-17 05:35:16 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-27 07:54:34 GMT
Source: Geoff Rodda GPS
Nearest Neighbour: JLs Scallop Beds, 673 m, bearing 86°, E
Depth: 10 to 17 m.
See the Geoffs Scallop Hole dive site page

Hurricane

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Slack Water Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 20.463′ S   (38.34105° S / 38° 20′ 27.78″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.308′ E   (144.8718° E / 144° 52′ 18.48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-07 05:54:32 GMT
Source: Book - Shipwrecks Around Port Phillip Heads GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Rosebud Reef, 1,572 m, bearing 109°, ESE
Three-Masted Iron Clipper, 1,198 ton.
Built: Glasgow, Scotland, 1853.
Sunk: 22 April 1869.
Capel Sound, Port Phillip.
Depth: 8 to 12 m.
See the Hurricane dive site page

JLs Scallop Beds

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.525′ S   (38.35875° S / 38° 21′ 31.5″ S)
Longitude: 144° 48.243′ E   (144.80405° E / 144° 48′ 14.58″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-17 14:09:35 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-14 13:47:10 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Geoffs Scallop Hole, 673 m, bearing 266°, W
Depth: 10 to 17 m.
See the JLs Scallop Beds dive site page

JLs Scallop Drift

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.238′ S   (38.3373° S / 38° 20′ 14.28″ S)
Longitude: 144° 51.091′ E   (144.851517° E / 144° 51′ 5.46″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-17 13:53:57 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-14 13:47:33 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Rye Scallop Drift, 450 m, bearing 343°, NNW
Depth: 15 m.
See the JLs Scallop Drift dive site page

Rye Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Scallops Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 21.968′ S   (38.366125° S / 38° 21′ 58.05″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.378′ E   (144.822961° E / 144° 49′ 22.66″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-15 06:29:26 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Eivion, 114 m, bearing 154°, SSE
Rye, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip.
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Rye Pier dive site page

Rye Scallop Beds

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.812′ S   (38.346867° S / 38° 20′ 48.72″ S)
Longitude: 144° 47.684′ E   (144.794733° E / 144° 47′ 41.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-17 14:16:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-15 00:19:59 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Geoffs Scallop Hole, 1,373 m, bearing 174°, S
Depth: 10 to 17 m.
See the Rye Scallop Beds dive site page

Rye Scallop Drift

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.005′ S   (38.333417° S / 38° 20′ 0.3″ S)
Longitude: 144° 51.003′ E   (144.85005° E / 144° 51′ 0.18″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-15 00:20:16 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: JLs Scallop Drift, 450 m, bearing 163°, SSE
Depth: 15 m.
See the Rye Scallop Drift dive site page

Total of 7 dive sites.


A Guide to Scuba Diving Scallop Drift | Melbourne Down Under

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

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