Recent Dive Sites

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

Henrietta

Wreck Dive Shore access
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
Added: 2018-01-26 18:38:46 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-26 18:44:45 GMT
Source: Australian National Shipwreck Database
Nearest Neighbour: Diana - Point Cooke, 1,754 m, bearing 270°, W
Wooden Sailing Schooner
Built: 1915.
Lost: 20 Sep 1940.
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Diana - Point Cooke

Wreck Dive Shore access
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
Added: 2018-01-26 18:09:10 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-26 18:29:23 GMT
Source: Australian National Shipwreck Database
Nearest Neighbour: Point Cooke Beach, 1,510 m, bearing 271°, W
Sailing Cutter
Built: 1841.
Lost: 23 Dec 1877.
Read more about Diana - Point Cooke

Ramsden Reef

Reef Dive Boat access
Latitude: 38° 17.603′ S   (38.293386° S / 38° 17′ 36.19″ S)
Longitude: 144° 40.474′ E   (144.67456° E / 144° 40′ 28.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-24 19:24:16 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-24 19:43:57 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Eliza Ramsden, 75 m, bearing 228°, SW
Depth: 20 to 30 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
Read more about Ramsden Reef

Mushroom Reef

Shore Dive Shore access
Latitude: 38° 28.894′ S   (38.48157° S / 38° 28′ 53.65″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.990′ E   (145.016506° E / 145° 0′ 59.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-18 00:11:17 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-18 09:23:22 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Flinders Back Beach, 238 m, bearing 142°, SE
Depth: 6 to 8 m.
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The Swim Through

Reef Dive Boat access
Latitude: 38° 17.406′ S   (38.2901° S / 38° 17′ 24.36″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.985′ E   (144.633083° E / 144° 37′ 59.1″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-17 21:48:53 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-24 09:05:38 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Spot G, 12 m, bearing 287°, WNW
Depth: 20 to 30 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

Jims Hole

Reef Dive Boat access
Latitude: 38° 17.043′ S   (38.28405° S / 38° 17′ 2.58″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.618′ E   (144.643633° E / 144° 38′ 37.08″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-17 21:26:00 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-24 08:47:56 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Easter Bommie, 49 m, bearing 348°, NNW
Depth: 16 to 23 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

Shortland Bluff Bommie

Bommie Dive Boat access
Latitude: 38° 16.879′ S   (38.281317° S / 38° 16′ 52.74″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.328′ E   (144.655467° E / 144° 39′ 19.68″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-17 21:09:37 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-23 20:24:49 GMT
Source: Peter Fear GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: The Marbles, 284 m, bearing 273°, W
Depth: 18 to 20 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

Golden Arch

Reef Dive Boat access
Latitude: 38° 17.840′ S   (38.297333° S / 38° 17′ 50.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 35.605′ E   (144.593417° E / 144° 35′ 36.3″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-14 18:22:04 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-24 08:47:13 GMT
Source: Alan Beckhurst GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Deep Pinnacles, 137 m, bearing 95°, E
(also Cuttle Arch)
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Paradise Wall

Wall Dive Boat access
Latitude: 38° 17.447′ S   (38.290783° S / 38° 17′ 26.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.899′ E   (144.63165° E / 144° 37′ 53.94″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-14 17:14:02 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-27 21:32:32 GMT
Source: Alan Beckhurst GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Party Point, 70 m, bearing 270°, W
Depth: 10 to 30 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
Read more about Paradise Wall

Chimney Rock

Reef Dive Boat access
Latitude: 38° 18.089′ S   (38.301483° S / 38° 18′ 5.34″ S)
Longitude: 144° 30.198′ E   (144.5033° E / 144° 30′ 11.88″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2018-01-12 01:30:00 GMT, Last updated: 2018-01-24 08:44:31 GMT
Source: Alan Bechurst GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Orungal, 1,635 m, bearing 21°, NNE
-38 18.089
144 30.198
Read more about Chimney Rock

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 (100 Kb, 5 pages, Adobe PDF) a useful read. It describes the problems associated with locating dive sites using a GPS receiver.

GPS latitude explained


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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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