Port Phillip Wreck Dives

The waters of Port Phillip have claimed many vessels other than those to be found near Port Phillip Heads. According to Heritage Victoria there are about 130 of them, with many yet to be found. Those we know about and dive on are listed here. But maybe you'd prefer to hunt for the wrecks we don't know the location of.

Agnes

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 51.823′ S   (37.863717° S / 37° 51′ 49.38″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.344′ E   (144.8724° E / 144° 52′ 20.64″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-02-06 22:48:30 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-15 14:36:28 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Carmen, 427 m, bearing 137°, SE
Jawbone Marine Sanctuary.
Wooden Steamer.
Built: Launceston, Tasmania, 1894.
Sunk: 14 Dec 1933.
See the Agnes dive site page

Albert William

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Sea Urchin Dive Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.328′ S   (37.872125° S / 37° 52′ 19.65″ S)
Longitude: 144° 54.621′ E   (144.910358° E / 144° 54′ 37.29″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-08 05:52:17 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-03 13:45:33 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Gellibrand, 465 m, bearing 280°, W
Point Gellibrand, Port Phillip.
Iron Lighter.
Built: 1863.
Sunk: 18 May 1955.
See the Albert William dive site page

Aneiura

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 5.450′ S   (38.090833° S / 38° 5′ 27″ S)
Longitude: 144° 28.350′ E   (144.4725° E / 144° 28′ 21″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-16 04:21:54 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Outer Harbour Shellfish Reef, 1,728 m, bearing 169°, S
Point Lillias, Corio Bay, Port Phillip.
Wooden sailing schooner, 1652 ton.
Built: Benecia, California, USA, 1918.
Sunk: 1934.
Depth: 3 m.
See the Aneiura dive site page

Barbara

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.012′ S   (38.366867° S / 38° 22′ 0.72″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.221′ E   (144.82035° E / 144° 49′ 13.26″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-05 14:49:34 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-07 21:59:01 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Rye Pier, 242 m, bearing 70°, ENE
Wooden Schooner.
Built: Exeter River, Tasmania 1841.
Sunk: 6 August 1852.
Depth: 4 m.
See the Barbara dive site page

Boadicia

Wreck Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 1.187′ S   (38.019783° S / 38° 1′ 11.22″ S)
Longitude: 144° 50.407′ E   (144.840117° E / 144° 50′ 24.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-10 04:08:28 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: City of Launceston, 6,457 m, bearing 190°, S
Ferro Cement Yacht.
Lost: 1983.
Depth: 22 m.
See the Boadicia dive site page

Briton

Wreck Dive Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 7.590′ S   (38.1265° S / 38° 7′ 35.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 25.500′ E   (144.425° E / 144° 25′ 30″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-10 08:28:42 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: City of Melbourne, 1,000 m, bearing 265°, W
Wooden saling ship.
Built: New Zealand, 1864.
Sunk: 31 January 1890.
Depth: 3 m.
See the Briton dive site page

Campbell

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.000′ S   (38.3° S / 38° 18′ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.400′ E   (144.64° E / 144° 38′ 24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-05-17 05:28:26 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-13 09:14:44 GMT
Source: Australian National Shipwreck Database
Nearest Neighbour: Trimix Corner, 82 m, bearing 241°, WSW
Port Phillip Heads.
Steamer, 135 ton.
Sunk: 13 June 1914.
Depth: 3 to 9 m.
See the Campbell dive site page

Carmen

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 51.992′ S   (37.866533° S / 37° 51′ 59.52″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.542′ E   (144.8757° E / 144° 52′ 32.52″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-04 08:24:14 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Ester, 102 m, bearing 161°, SSE
Wooden lighter.
Built: 1879.
Sunk: 1936.
Depth: 4 m.
See the Carmen dive site page

Cerberus

Wreck Dive Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 58.043′ S   (37.967382° S / 37° 58′ 2.58″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.473′ E   (145.007876° E / 145° 0′ 28.35″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 00:31:58 GMT
Source: Victorian Government GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Black Rock Jetty, Half Moon Bay, 274 m, bearing 141°, SE
Historic shipwreck protected zone.
Permit Required.
ex HMVS Cerberus, Iron monitor.
Built: Jarrow-on-Tyne, Britain, 1867.
Sunk: 2 September 1926.
Depth: 7 m.
See the Cerberus dive site page

Cicada

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 19.519′ S   (38.325313° S / 38° 19′ 31.13″ S)
Longitude: 144° 58.524′ E   (144.975392° E / 144° 58′ 31.41″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-16 07:23:42 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-10 01:32:41 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Dromana Pier, 1,177 m, bearing 231°, SW
Cicada, Sailing Ketch.
Built: 1877.
Sunk: 9 August 1922.
Depth: 2 m.
See the Cicada dive site page

City of Launceston

Wreck Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 4.610′ S   (38.076829° S / 38° 4′ 36.58″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.579′ E   (144.826321° E / 144° 49′ 34.76″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-07 21:54:59 GMT
Source: Victorian Government GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Eleutheria, 157 m, bearing 227°, SW
Historic shipwreck protected zone.
Permit Required.
Steam ship, 368 ton.
Built: Clyde, Scotland.
Sunk: 19 November 1865.
Depth: 14 to 22 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb, Flood.
See the City of Launceston dive site page

City of Melbourne

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 7.629′ S   (38.12715° S / 38° 7′ 37.74″ S)
Longitude: 144° 24.816′ E   (144.4136° E / 144° 24′ 48.96″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-11 06:44:37 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Briton, 1,000 m, bearing 85°, E
Wooden hulk, 1828 ton.
Built: Maine, USA, 1853.
Sunk: 30 January 1890.
Depth: 2.4 m.
See the City of Melbourne dive site page

Countess of Hopetoun

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 15.156′ S   (38.2526° S / 38° 15′ 9.36″ S)
Longitude: 144° 41.573′ E   (144.692883° E / 144° 41′ 34.38″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-13 04:51:51 GMT
Source: GPS - Trim sounder location
Nearest Neighbour: S.F. Hersey, 1,124 m, bearing 44°, NE
ex HMVS Countess of Hopetoun, First-class, steam driven torpedo boat.
Built: Poplar, London, England, 1891.
Sunk: 1924.
Depth: 7 m.
See the Countess of Hopetoun dive site page

Diana, Point Cooke

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 55.800′ S   (37.93° S / 37° 55′ 48″ S)
Longitude: 144° 47.400′ E   (144.79° E / 144° 47′ 24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2018-01-26 18:09:10 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-05 00:51:14 GMT
Source: Australian National Shipwreck Database
Nearest Neighbour: Point Cooke Homestead, 296 m, bearing 21°, NNE
Wooden Sailing Cutter.
Built: 1841.
Lost: 23 Dec 1877.
Depth: 6 m.
See the Diana, Point Cooke dive site page

Eivion

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.023′ S   (38.36705° S / 38° 22′ 1.38″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.412′ E   (144.823533° E / 144° 49′ 24.72″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-05 23:44:20 GMT
Source: Heritage Victoria
Nearest Neighbour: Rye Pier, 114 m, bearing 334°, NNW
Wooden Sailing Ketch.
Built: 1888.
Sunk: 1918.
Depth: 2 m.
See the Eivion dive site page

Ester

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.044′ S   (37.8674° S / 37° 52′ 2.64″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.564′ E   (144.876067° E / 144° 52′ 33.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-09 05:48:53 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-14 08:12:37 GMT
Source: Peter Taylor
Nearest Neighbour: Carmen, 102 m, bearing 341°, NNW
Wooden Lighter.
Built: Grimstad, Norway 1886.
Sunk: 1936.
See the Ester dive site page

Isis

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 8.083′ S   (38.134717° S / 38° 8′ 4.98″ S)
Longitude: 145° 5.828′ E   (145.097133° E / 145° 5′ 49.68″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-23 01:18:38 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Yakka Reef Frankston, 899 m, bearing 214°, SW
Timber, auxiliary, two-masted yacht, 71 ton.
Built: North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1892.
Sunk: 10 March 1932.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Isis dive site page

Eleutheria

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 4.667′ S   (38.077778° S / 38° 4′ 40″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.500′ E   (144.825° E / 144° 49′ 30″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-08 21:56:22 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Pinafore, 140 m, bearing 258°, WSW
Wooden hulk.
Built: Shields, Durham, England, 1835.
Sunk: 5 July 1866.
Depth: 13 m.
See the Eleutheria dive site page

Ferro Cement Yacht

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 7.448′ S   (38.124133° S / 38° 7′ 26.88″ S)
Longitude: 145° 2.361′ E   (145.03935° E / 145° 2′ 21.66″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-13 02:49:42 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Firefly Aircraft 3, 3,566 m, bearing 314°, NW
Unidentified ferro cement yacht.
See the Ferro Cement Yacht dive site page

Firefly Aircraft 1

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 6.004′ S   (38.100067° S / 38° 6′ 0.24″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.714′ E   (145.0119° E / 145° 0′ 42.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-12 23:20:24 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Firefly Aircraft 2, 55 m, bearing 324°, NW
See the Firefly Aircraft 1 dive site page

Firefly Aircraft 2

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 5.980′ S   (38.099667° S / 38° 5′ 58.8″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.692′ E   (145.011533° E / 145° 0′ 41.52″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-12 23:20:40 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Firefly Aircraft 1, 55 m, bearing 144°, SE
See the Firefly Aircraft 2 dive site page

Foig a Ballagh

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 12.450′ S   (38.2075° S / 38° 12′ 27″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.430′ E   (144.723833° E / 144° 43′ 25.8″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 00:54:57 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Monarch, 397 m, bearing 207°, SSW
Wooden barque.
Built: Belfast, Ireland, 1845.
Sunk: 6 August 1852.
Depth: 3 m.
See the Foig a Ballagh dive site page

Francis Henty

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 56.529′ S   (37.942158° S / 37° 56′ 31.77″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.540′ E   (144.992334° E / 144° 59′ 32.4″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 00:55:50 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: J7 Submarine, 242 m, bearing 122°, ESE
Cable layer, steamer hulk.
Built: Renfrew, Scotland, 1889.
Sunk: 1949.
Depth: 3 to 4 m.
See the Francis Henty dive site page

Henrietta

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 55.800′ S   (37.93° S / 37° 55′ 48″ S)
Longitude: 144° 48.600′ E   (144.81° E / 144° 48′ 36″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2018-01-26 18:38:46 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-05 00:49:12 GMT
Source: Australian National Shipwreck Database
Nearest Neighbour: Point Cooke Homestead, 1,668 m, bearing 279°, W
Two Masted Wooden Sailing Schooner.
Built: 1915.
Lost: 29 Sep 1940.
See the Henrietta dive site page

J3 Swan Island Submarine

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 14.643′ S   (38.24405° S / 38° 14′ 38.58″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.183′ E   (144.70305° E / 144° 42′ 10.98″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-13 04:59:19 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: S.F. Hersey, 178 m, bearing 216°, SW
J-Class Submarine, 1820 ton.
Built: Dyfed, Wales, 1916.
Scuttled: January 1926.
Depth: 0 to 8 m.
See the J3 Swan Island Submarine dive site page

J7 Submarine

Wreck Dive Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 56.599′ S   (37.943317° S / 37° 56′ 35.94″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.680′ E   (144.994667° E / 144° 59′ 40.8″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-28 12:18:25 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Sandringham Pier Breakwater, 155 m, bearing 185°, S
J-Class Submarine, 1820 ton.
Built: Dyfed, Wales, 1916.
Scuttled: 6 August 1930.
See the J7 Submarine dive site page

Kakariki

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.479′ S   (37.87465° S / 37° 52′ 28.74″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.224′ E   (144.8704° E / 144° 52′ 13.44″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-02-09 17:13:46 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-14 08:13:03 GMT
Source: Peter Taylor
Nearest Neighbour: Ester, 947 m, bearing 31°, NNE
Steel Steamer.
Built: Selby, England 1926.
Sunk: 29 Jan 1937.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Kakariki dive site page

Light Ship

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.769′ S   (38.312817° S / 38° 18′ 46.14″ S)
Longitude: 144° 55.000′ E   (144.916667° E / 144° 55′ 0″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-02-01 14:57:22 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-22 14:36:54 GMT
Source: Peter Fear
Nearest Neighbour: Dromana Shellfish Reef, 3,384 m, bearing 118°, ESE
Depth: 12 to 14 m.
See the Light Ship dive site page

Medea

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 15.500′ S   (38.258333° S / 38° 15′ 30″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.250′ E   (144.720833° E / 144° 43′ 15″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 02:13:43 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: William Salthouse, 1,991 m, bearing 219°, SW
Wooden Sailing Vessel.
Built: 1858.
Sunk: 10 September 1880.
Depth: 2 m.
See the Medea dive site page

Monarch

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 12.640′ S   (38.210667° S / 38° 12′ 38.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.304′ E   (144.721733° E / 144° 43′ 18.24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 02:15:30 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Foig a Ballagh, 397 m, bearing 27°, NNE
Wooden Sailing Barque.
Built: 1836.
Sunk: 17 July 1867.
Depth: 4 m.
See the Monarch dive site page

Pinafore

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 4.682′ S   (38.078033° S / 38° 4′ 40.92″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.406′ E   (144.823433° E / 144° 49′ 24.36″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 02:45:17 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Eleutheria, 140 m, bearing 78°, ENE
Iron Cutter.
Sunk: 27 October 1893.
See the Pinafore dive site page

Omega

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Slack Water Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 13.473′ S   (38.22455° S / 38° 13′ 28.38″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.118′ E   (144.7353° E / 144° 44′ 7.08″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 02:18:56 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Swallow, 1,869 m, bearing 189°, S
Wooden Sailing Schooner.
Built: 1893.
Sunk: 1 October 1887.
Depth: 6 m.
See the Omega dive site page

Orange Grove

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 51.915′ S   (37.86525° S / 37° 51′ 54.9″ S)
Longitude: 144° 51.939′ E   (144.86565° E / 144° 51′ 56.34″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-02-07 00:25:40 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-07 00:42:11 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Agnes, 617 m, bearing 73°, ENE
Iron Lighter.
Built: 1861.
Sunk: Dec 1942.
See the Orange Grove dive site page

Ozone

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 8.348′ S   (38.13913° S / 38° 8′ 20.87″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.816′ E   (144.713598° E / 144° 42′ 48.95″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-20 21:46:40 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Dominion, 13 m, bearing 322°, NW
Bay steamer.
Built: Glasgow, 1886.
Sunk: 1925.
Depth: 2 to 4 m.
See the Ozone dive site page

Queenscliffe

Wreck Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 56.600′ S   (37.943333° S / 37° 56′ 36″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.800′ E   (144.746667° E / 144° 44′ 48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-03-11 02:09:15 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 02:47:05 GMT
Source: GPS.
Nearest Neighbour: Point Cooke Beach, 2,748 m, bearing 56°, NE
Wooden Screw Steamer.
Built: 1905.
Sunk: 30 December 1973.
See the Queenscliffe dive site page

Restless

Wreck Dive Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 4.342′ S   (38.072367° S / 38° 4′ 20.52″ S)
Longitude: 145° 7.133′ E   (145.118883° E / 145° 7′ 7.98″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 02:47:59 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Tedesco Reef Seaford, 2,618 m, bearing 230°, SW
Wooden Lighter.
Built: Nova Scotia, Canada, 1866.
Sunk: January 1902.
See the Restless dive site page

Sea Bird

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 12.100′ S   (38.201667° S / 38° 12′ 6″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.833′ E   (144.747217° E / 144° 44′ 49.98″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 02:57:03 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: West Channel Pile Light, 1,162 m, bearing 45°, NE
Wooden Sailing Barquentine.
Built: 1864.
Sunk: 19 June 1867.
Depth: 11 m.
See the Sea Bird dive site page

S.F. Hersey

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 14.720′ S   (38.245333° S / 38° 14′ 43.2″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.110′ E   (144.701833° E / 144° 42′ 6.6″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-13 04:57:04 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: J3 Swan Island Submarine, 178 m, bearing 36°, NE
Coal Hulk.
Built: 1865.
Sunk: 21 May 1923.
See the S.F. Hersey dive site page

Swallow

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 14.467′ S   (38.241117° S / 38° 14′ 28.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.900′ E   (144.731667° E / 144° 43′ 54″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-02-03 03:00:47 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Omega, 1,869 m, bearing 9°, N
Wooden Sailing Schooner.
Built: 1860.
Sunk: 2 June 1922.
Depth: 6 m.
See the Swallow dive site page

Unidentified - Queenscliff

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 15.900′ S   (38.265° S / 38° 15′ 54″ S)
Longitude: 144° 41.100′ E   (144.685° E / 144° 41′ 6″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-12 01:58:48 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Gambier, 972 m, bearing 157°, SSE
Unidentified wreck near Queenscliff.
See the Unidentified - Queenscliff dive site page

Uralba

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 4.640′ S   (38.077333° S / 38° 4′ 38.4″ S)
Longitude: 145° 2.364′ E   (145.0394° E / 145° 2′ 21.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-10 06:46:43 GMT
Source: Geoff Rodda
Nearest Neighbour: Firefly Aircraft 2, 3,481 m, bearing 224°, SW
ex SEC freighter, wooden coal burner.
Built: Tuncurry, NSW, 1942.
Sunk: 5 November 1971.
Depth: 18 m.
See the Uralba dive site page

Vultee Vengeance Aircraft

Wreck Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.868′ S   (37.881133° S / 37° 52′ 52.08″ S)
Longitude: 144° 54.013′ E   (144.900217° E / 144° 54′ 0.78″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-06-16 01:52:11 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-31 17:01:26 GMT
Source: Timothy Martin, GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Katie Cove, Williamstown, 1,167 m, bearing 352°, N
Vultee Vengeance Aircraft.
Lost: 6 March 1946.
Depth: 11 m.
See the Vultee Vengeance Aircraft dive site page

Warning: Any shipwreck or shipwreck relic that is 75 years or older is protected by legislation. Other items of maritime heritage 75 years or older are also protected by legislation. Activities such as digging for bottles, coins or other artefacts that involve the disturbance of archaeological sites may be in breach of the legislation, and penalties may apply. The legislation requires the mandatory reporting to Heritage Victoria as soon as practicable of any archaeological site that is identified. See Maritime heritage. Anyone with information about looting or stolen artefacts should call Heritage Victoria on (03) 7022 6390, or send an email to heritage.victoria@delwp.vic.gov.au.


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 | 299.48 KB | 21-Apr-2021) 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.


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