Recent Dive Sites

Here are the ten most recent dive sites added to our list of Melbourne dive sites.

The Southern Pinnacle

Reef Dive Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 49.458′ S   (37.8243° S / 37° 49′ 27.48″ S)
Longitude: 148° 47.450′ E   (148.790833° E / 148° 47′ 27″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-07-16 21:49:49 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 21:52:58 GMT
Source: Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary Divers Guide
Nearest Neighbour: Seal Gully, 678 m, bearing 320°, NW
Depth: 6 to 18 m.
See the The Southern Pinnacle dive site page

Seal Gully

Reef Dive Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 49.174′ S   (37.819567° S / 37° 49′ 10.44″ S)
Longitude: 148° 47.158′ E   (148.785967° E / 148° 47′ 9.48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-07-16 21:38:52 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 21:52:57 GMT
Source: Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary Divers Guide
Nearest Neighbour: The Southern Pinnacle, 678 m, bearing 140°, SE
Depth: 1 to 8 m.
See the Seal Gully dive site page

Outer Point Lonsdale Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.792′ S   (38.29653° S / 38° 17′ 47.51″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.044′ E   (144.6174° E / 144° 37′ 2.64″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-07-16 08:15:01 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 08:17:05 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Conside, 116 m, bearing 254°, WSW
Depth: 1 to 7 m.
See the Outer Point Lonsdale Reef dive site page

Point Lonsdale Light

Reef Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.508′ S   (38.2918° S / 38° 17′ 30.48″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.947′ E   (144.615782° E / 144° 36′ 56.82″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-07-16 08:05:11 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 08:17:05 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Point Lonsdale Jetty, 38 m, bearing 61°, ENE
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Point Lonsdale Light dive site page

Glaneuse Reef

Reef Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.481′ S   (38.29135° S / 38° 17′ 28.86″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.457′ E   (144.607617° E / 144° 36′ 27.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-07-16 07:48:32 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 07:51:24 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Glaneuse, 472 m, bearing 115°, ESE
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Glaneuse Reef dive site page

Point Lonsdale Township Reef

Reef Dive Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.205′ S   (38.28675° S / 38° 17′ 12.3″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.967′ E   (144.616117° E / 144° 36′ 58.02″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-07-16 07:27:18 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 07:51:25 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Merlan Inner Reef, 345 m, bearing 100°, E
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Point Lonsdale Township Reef dive site page

Merlan Inner Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.240′ S   (38.287335° S / 38° 17′ 14.41″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.200′ E   (144.619997° E / 144° 37′ 11.99″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-07-16 07:13:08 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 07:51:24 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Point Lonsdale Township Reef, 345 m, bearing 280°, W
Depth: 2 to 7 m.
See the Merlan Inner Reef 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: 2020-05-17 06:12:13 GMT
Source: Australian National Shipwreck Database
Nearest Neighbour: Trimix Corner, 82 m, bearing 241°, WSW
Steamer, 135 ton.
Sunk: 13 June 1914.
Depth: 3 to 9 m.
See the Campbell dive site page

Nepean Offshore South - Sweep Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.364′ S   (38.30606° S / 38° 18′ 21.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.921′ E   (144.648682° E / 144° 38′ 55.26″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-05-17 03:35:21 GMT, Last updated: 2020-05-17 04:55:11 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Nepean Bay Inner West, 661 m, bearing 70°, ENE
Depth: 3 to 9 m.
See the Nepean Offshore South - Sweep Reef dive site page

Nepean Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.993′ S   (38.299883° S / 38° 17′ 59.58″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.698′ E   (144.644967° E / 144° 38′ 41.88″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2020-05-17 02:51:11 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 07:51:25 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Time, 0 m, bearing 0°, N
Depth: 5 to 8 m.
See the Nepean Reef dive site page

Total of 10 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 | 259.71 KB | 03-Sep-2020) 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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