Recent Dive Sites

Recent Dive Sites by The Scuba Doctor

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

Helena Street Reef

Reef Dive Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 15.324′ S   (38.2554° S / 38° 15′ 19.44″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.143′ E   (145.01905° E / 145° 1′ 8.58″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-04-04 06:07:38 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-04 06:18:10 GMT
Source: Geoff Rodda
Nearest Neighbour: Birdrock Beach, 1,062 m, bearing 45°, NE
Hawker Beach, Mount Martha
Depth: 5 to 6 m.
See the Helena Street Reef dive site page

Fishies Beach Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 13.094′ S   (38.218233° S / 38° 13′ 5.64″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.410′ E   (145.0235° E / 145° 1′ 24.6″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-04-04 05:08:07 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-04 06:18:53 GMT
Source: Geoff Rodda
Nearest Neighbour: Royal Beach, 842 m, bearing 86°, E
Fishies Beach, Mornington
Depth: 13 m.
See the Fishies Beach Reef dive site page

Zoo Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 17.072′ S   (38.284533° S / 38° 17′ 4.32″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.401′ E   (144.640017° E / 144° 38′ 24.06″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-04-04 04:36:24 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-04 07:19:13 GMT
Source: Geoff Rodda
Nearest Neighbour: Kelp Beds Reef, 31 m, bearing 340°, NNW
Depth: 6 to 23 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Zoo Reef dive site page

Cray Spot

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 16.824′ S   (38.280397° S / 38° 16′ 49.43″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.344′ E   (144.639067° E / 144° 38′ 20.64″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-03-30 05:07:40 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-31 02:48:45 GMT
Source: Dive Victoria
Nearest Neighbour: Victory Cray Reef, 383 m, bearing 233°, SW
Lonsdale Bay, Port Phillip.
Depth: 12 to 20 m.
See the Cray Spot dive site page

Hanging Gardens

Reef Dive Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Deep Rated Marine Park - No Fishing Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 18.263′ S   (38.30438° S / 38° 18′ 15.77″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.416′ E   (144.64027° E / 144° 38′ 24.97″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-03-28 06:07:13 GMT, Last updated: 2021-04-01 10:29:06 GMT
Source: Dive Victoria
Nearest Neighbour: Inner Corsair Wall, 268 m, bearing 336°, NNW
The Heads, Port Phillip.
Depth: 20 to 60 m.
See the Hanging Gardens dive site page

Cape Woolamai Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 34.026′ S   (38.5671° S / 38° 34′ 1.56″ S)
Longitude: 145° 21.552′ E   (145.359194° E / 145° 21′ 33.1″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-03-28 05:37:13 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-28 05:43:18 GMT
Source: Google Earth. Approximate location only.
Nearest Neighbour: Phillip Island Cray Reef, 442 m, bearing 173°, S
Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island
Depth: 12 to 15 m.
See the Cape Woolamai Reef dive site page

Robs Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 16.957′ S   (38.282617° S / 38° 16′ 57.42″ S)
Longitude: 144° 40.085′ E   (144.668081° E / 144° 40′ 5.09″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-03-26 20:42:27 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-30 01:16:04 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Hot Spot, 568 m, bearing 282°, WNW
Shortlands Bluff, Port Phillip.
Depth: 20 m.
See the Robs Reef dive site page

Koonya Ocean Beach

Shore Dive Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.810′ S   (38.363504° S / 38° 21′ 48.61″ S)
Longitude: 144° 45.095′ E   (144.751577° E / 144° 45′ 5.68″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-24 10:20:11 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-24 10:45:21 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Spray Point Caverns, 550 m, bearing 159°, SSE
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth:1 to 5 m.
See the Koonya Ocean Beach dive site page

Governor Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 9.254′ S   (38.154236° S / 38° 9′ 15.25″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.651′ E   (144.727521° E / 144° 43′ 39.08″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-03-23 09:22:36 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-24 05:12:22 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: The Pipelines, Indented Head, 1,049 m, bearing 301°, WNW
Depth: 1 to 4 m.
See the Governor Reef dive site page

9ft Bank Shellfish Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 6.012′ S   (38.1002° S / 38° 6′ 0.72″ S)
Longitude: 144° 26.931′ E   (144.44885° E / 144° 26′ 55.86″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-03-22 12:42:56 GMT, Last updated: 2021-03-23 07:57:08 GMT
Source: The Nature Conservancy
Nearest Neighbour: Aneiura, 2,317 m, bearing 63°, ENE
Artificial shellfish reef installed to improve recreational fishing.
Depth: 2 to 4 m.
See the 9ft Bank Shellfish 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 | 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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