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June 2021 Tours

Wed 23 Jun

Sea Dragon

Rotomahana (Wreck) 38-40m
  • 12:25 pm - Eliza Ramsden (Wreck) 14-22m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 1225 Portsea 1245
    Eliza Ramsden (Wreck) 14-22m

    One of the few ship wrecks that are available for all levels of certified divers. As she sits just on the edge of the shipping channel this dive is only rarely diveable and you should consider yourself lucky if you get the opportunity to dive here!

    Built in Glasgow Scotland in 1874 for Samuel Ramsden of Melbourne and named after his wife she cost 10,000 pounds. She was a three masted iron barque, length 151 ft beam 27 ft and a gross tonnage of 415 tons.

    The vessel sunk in 1875 on her first voyage out of Melbourne when she struck Corsair rock on her way to Newcastle. The Eliza was abandoned without loss of life, but floated free overnight and slowly drifted back into the bay and sank where she now lies. Unfortunately she rests right on the edge of the shipping channel and posed a danger to vessels using the channel. For many years her masts remained above sea level and so she wasn’t a real danger until her masts finally collapsed in the 1960 and then she needed to be demolished with explosives.

    The vessel now lies upright in 14 metres to the top of the bow and around 20 metres at the stern, which is quite badly broken up however the donkey boiler is still visible. She sits on the seabed facing east west with her bow to the west.

    As this dive site is subject to shipping an alternative dive site may be selected if shipping is present.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Eliza Ramsden (Wreck) 14-22m

Sat 26 Jun

Sea Dragon

  • 8:00 am - J5 Intact Sub (Wreck) 33-36m
    Queenscliff 0800 Portsea 0820
    J5 Intact Sub (Wreck) 33-36m

    The J-Class submarines. J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, J7. Were built between 1915-1917. Overall Length was 274.7ft, beam 23ft and draught 14ft giving a displacement weight of 1210 tons surfaced. Their wartime complement was 5 officers and 40 men. The six British built submarines were transferred to the Royal Australian Navy on 25 March 1919. They had served for a short time with the Royal Navy’s 11th Submarine Flotilla, and although they proved to be the fastest submarines of their time, they were unreliable. So they ended up in Australia! The six submarines departed Portsmouth on 9 April 1919, arriving in Sydney on 10 July where they underwent a very necessary refit. By May 1922 all six submarines had been decommissioned.

    The J5 submarine was sold to the Melbourne Salvage Company on 26th February 1924 and she was scuttled off port Phillip Heads on the 4th June 1926.

    Popularly known as the "36 meter sub", or the "Yellow Submarine" due to its covering in part by yellow zoanthids, she sits upright on a sandy bottom. Penetration is possible at several points, where, apparently, plates were removed prior to scuttling.

    She lies facing north south (bow south) in 36 meters of water, her conning tower rising to 30 meters.

    Certification required: Deep 39m

    Available: 14


J5 Intact Sub (Wreck) 33-36m
Ex HMAS Canberra (Wreck) 18-30m

Sun 27 Jun

Sea Dragon

Double Wreck Dive 20-40m

Medusa 2

  • 9:30 am - Devil's Dropoff 12-40m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 0930 Portsea 0950

    Fully booked

    One of the all time favorite wall dives. The steps goes from around 12m to 30m with amazing marinelife as the site is within a Marine Park. If you are certified to go deeper the site slopes down to 55m+

    This dive site have a wide variaty of marinelife and vibrent colours. It is a good spot to see Port Jackson sharks, Banjo sharks and big rays so keep your eyes open.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Fully booked

Devil's Dropoff 12-40m+
  • 12:30 pm - 18m Reef 12-18m
    Flod

    Queenscliff 1230 Portsea 1250

    Just outside port Phillip Heads On the Point Lonsdale Side is an area of scattered reef with depths ranging from 12 to 18 meters. The sea life in this is area is prolific with crayfish, Blue Devils, Weedy Sea Dragons, Seals, Abalone and much more.

    The Soft calcium that comprises most of the terrain in this area has
    eroded into lots of little swim through's, valleys and overhangs all topped off with alight scattering of kelp.

    This is a fantastic site for the avid fish spotter.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 8


18m Reef 12-18m

Wed 30 Jun

School Holidays

Sea Dragon

Spec Reef 22-60m

Sat 3 Jul

School Holidays

Sea Dragon

  • 8:00 am - Portsea Hole 12-33m
    Queenscliff 0800 Portsea 0820
    Portsea Hole 12-33m

    Portsea Hole is about 500m from the Portsea Pier and is a remnant of the old Yarra River. The top of the hole is 12m and to the north there is a vertical wall approximately 75m long which drops to sand at 27m, then into a sand bowl which bottoms at 33m. The wall comprises small overhangs which are home to a vast array of invertebrate life and fish, in particular the beautiful Blue Devil fish. On the top of the hole there are several rock Bommies which host hundreds of fish of many species. Portsea Hole is one of Victoria's premier dive sites.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 4


Portsea Hole 12-33m
  • 11:00 am - Castle Rock 12-20m
    Queenscliff 1100 Portsea 1120

    Castle Rock is located outside the Port Phillip Heads. This beautiful bommie rises out of the sandy bottom from around 20m to around 12m at the top. The location makes for a great dive for everyone as there is heaps of ledges and splits and the bommie makes is easy to navigate, lack currents and have a fixed depth on the bottom.

    The rock is around 200m in circumference, has many overhangs, walls and swimthroughs, and can be circled several times in a dive. 

    It is a wonderful fish dive, with a wide variety of creatures from sea dragons to Port Jackson sharks to be found on and around the Rock. There is even a slim chance of a cray or two under the overhangs at the bottom.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 4


Castle Rock 12-20m
  • 2:00 pm - Captian Nitros Drop-off 16-60m
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1400 Portsea 1420

    The Drop-off is located on the western end of Spectacular Reef, and consists of a series of walls that plunge to over 60 meters in 5-10m increments. This makes it a great dive for all levels.

    Huge boulders the size of houses are scattered over the area, lying where the ancient Yarra River deposited them. Midwater, large fish can often be spotted as they make their way into the Bay and if you are lucky seals and dolphins are also occasional visitors.

    Certification required: Advanced 30m

    Available: 20


Captian Nitros Drop-off 16-60m

Sun 4 Jul

School Holidays

Sea Dragon

Pinnacles Deep 18-26m
Ex HMAS Canberra (Wreck) 18-30m, J4 Sub (Wreck) 26m

Medusa 2

  • 9:00 am - The Grotto 12-24m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 0900 Portsea 0920

    The Grotto is a reef dive located on the top of Lonsdale wall system that can only be accessed by boat. It gets its name from the many small caves and overhangs that make up the structure. With average depth of 12m the site gradually increases to a maximum depth of 24m. 

    This dive site is teeming with marine life: nudibranchs, boar fish, blue devil fish, cray fish, curious leather jackets and on occasion Port Jackson sharks snoozing in groups under rock ledges making this site a photographers paradise!

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 19


The Grotto 12-24m
The Mall 20-25

Wed 7 Jul

School Holidays

Sea Dragon

  • 9:30 am - Dragons Lair 10-16m
    Flood

    Queenscliff 0930 Portsea 0950

    Just outside port Phillip Heads on the Point Lonsdale side is an area of scattered reef with depths ranging from 12 to 18 meters. The sea life in this is area is prolific with crayfish, Blue Devils, Weedy Sea Dragons, Seals, Abalone and much more. The Soft calcium that comprises most of the terrain in this area has eroded into lots of little swim throughs valleys and overhangs all topped off with alight scattering of kelp. This is a fantastic site for an avid fish spotter.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Dragons Lair 10-16m
Ripbank 16-60m

Sat 10 Jul

School Holidays
Double dive

Sea Dragon

Ex HMAS Canberra (Wreck) 18-30m

Sun 11 Jul

Sea Dragon

  • 8:30 am - Nepean Wall 24-60m
    Queenscliff 0830 Portsea 0850

    This wall runs east west just outside Port Phillip Heads on the Point Nepean side. To go over the wall you swim south from the shot. Descending to your desired depth you can swim either direction along the wall but it is important that you return to the shot for your ascent as the current here turns very quickly. It is also a good idea to keep your bottom time shorter on this dive. This dive is only done on the ebb turning to flood so that at the end of your dive the current will bring you back into the bay. The wall along here is amazing with lots of soft coral and sponges. The odd crayfish is collected here too. The fish life is amazing and this quite often brings seals into the area.

    Certification required: Advanced 30m

    Available: 20


Nepean Wall 24-60m
J4 - Sub

Medusa 2

Scubabo Cliffs 10-40m
  • 11:30 am - Dragons Lair 10-16m
    Queenscliff 1130 Portsea 1150

    Just outside port Phillip Heads on the Point Lonsdale side is an area of scattered reef with depths ranging from 12 to 18 meters. The sea life in this is area is prolific with crayfish, Blue Devils, Weedy Sea Dragons, Seals, Abalone and much more. The Soft calcium that comprises most of the terrain in this area has eroded into lots of little swim throughs valleys and overhangs all topped off with alight scattering of kelp. This is a fantastic site for an avid fish spotter.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 11


Dragons Lair 10-16m

Wed 14 Jul

Sea Dragon

  • 7:30 am - Lonsdale Bommies 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 0730 Portsea 0750

    Discovered and named by one of the great local diving identities this dive site is spectacular.

    Approximately 1 kilometre from the Point Lonsdale Light and clear of the shipping channel, just outside Port Phillip Heads is an amazing area of Bommies or underwater rock formations. The strong current flow in this area has created a nutrient rich environment and subsequently prolific marine growth and the associated marine life. But it is the amazing rock formations that make this dive site special. 

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Lonsdale Bommies 12-20m
  • 10:30 am - North Wall Corner 23-60m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1030 Portsea 1050
    North Wall Corner 23-60m+

    This is an amazing dive, situated at the Northern end of the Lonsdale Wall. Lonsdale Wall runs south to north and at this point it turns and runs west to east. Here in the corner the current has scoured quite a deep area. The walls tower vertically here with amazing splits and overhangs sheltering an amazing variety of soft coral and sponges. Generally, this dive is done at the end of the flood so at is at it's clearest. In this dive it is best to swim along the east west wall first and then return onto the north south wall before the current picks up.

    Certification required: Deep 39m

    Available: 20


North Wall Corner 23-60m+

Sat 17 Jul

Sea Dragon

  • 6:15 am - Boarfish Reef 8-22m
    Queenscliff 0615 Portsea 0635
    Boarfish Reef 8-22m

    Boarfish reef boasts all the colours of the rainbow. The reef, which lies approximately halfway between Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale starts in approx. 10m of water and drops off to 22m in a system of caves drop-offs and overhangs. The reef provides a multitude of colour, plant and animal life. There are the spectacular Blue Devil fish, crayfish and of course Boarfish.

    Near the southern end of the reef, lies a large 4m Admiralty anchor encrusted with marine growth. On the northern tip of the reef a large sponge garden extends for approx 400m

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Boarfish Reef 8-22m
  • 9:15 am - Popes Eye 0-12m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 0915 Portsea 0935

    Pope's Eye is a man made basalt rock annulus. It is the foundation of what was to be an Island Fort built in the 1880's. This horseshoe shaped artificial reef is now a Marine Reserve and the home of many species of fish, invertebrates and algae, including large fronds of macro cysts kelp. The inside of Pope's Eye provides a safe anchorage in 2 meters of water while outside, the rock wall extends to a depth of 12 metes. While the best time to dive Pope's Eye is on the start of the ebb tide, it provides almost all weather, all current diving.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Popes Eye 0-12m
  • 12:30 pm - Party Point 12-40m
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1230 Portsea 1250

    Party Point is an amazing section of the Lonsdale wall characterized by an almost verticle drop extending from a large point. There are sizable overhangs cascading down the wall which are easy to swim under and provide a home to the stunning variety of vibrant marine life found here. These include Blue Devils, colourful soft corals, sponges and other invertebrate life. The site is within the marine park so no fishing is permitted. Depth at the site ranges from 12m to 40m and provides a stunning dive for all levels of qualification.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Party Point 12-40m

Sun 18 Jul

Sea Dragon

  • 7:15 am - Dobby's Sock 8-18m
    Queenscliff 0715 Portsea 0735

    Don't be a house elf and stuck in the same old spots, Dobby's Sock is a reef cluster on the Lonsdale Wall, suiting both Slack waters and great from all levels of diving. Be a free elf and explore.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Dobby's Sock 8-18m
  • 10:15 am - J5 Intact Sub (Wreck) 33-36m
    Queenscliff 1015 Portsea 1035
    J5 Intact Sub (Wreck) 33-36m

    The J-Class submarines. J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, J7. Were built between 1915-1917. Overall Length was 274.7ft, beam 23ft and draught 14ft giving a displacement weight of 1210 tons surfaced. Their wartime complement was 5 officers and 40 men. The six British built submarines were transferred to the Royal Australian Navy on 25 March 1919. They had served for a short time with the Royal Navy’s 11th Submarine Flotilla, and although they proved to be the fastest submarines of their time, they were unreliable. So they ended up in Australia! The six submarines departed Portsmouth on 9 April 1919, arriving in Sydney on 10 July where they underwent a very necessary refit. By May 1922 all six submarines had been decommissioned.

    The J5 submarine was sold to the Melbourne Salvage Company on 26th February 1924 and she was scuttled off port Phillip Heads on the 4th June 1926.

    Popularly known as the "36 meter sub", or the "Yellow Submarine" due to its covering in part by yellow zoanthids, she sits upright on a sandy bottom. Penetration is possible at several points, where, apparently, plates were removed prior to scuttling.

    She lies facing north south (bow south) in 36 meters of water, her conning tower rising to 30 meters.

    Certification required: Deep 39m

    Available: 20


J5 Intact Sub (Wreck) 33-36m

Medusa 2

The Links 22-60m
  • 10:15 am - Lonsdale arches 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1015 Portsea 1035

    Discovered and named by one of the great local diving identities this dive site is spectacular.

    Approximately 1 kilometre from the Point Lonsdale Light and clear of the shipping channel, just outside Port Phillip Heads is an amazing area of Bommies or underwater rock formations. The strong current flow in this area has created a nutrient rich environment and subsequently prolific marine growth and the associated marine life. But it is the amazing rock formations that make this dive site special. This site has a couple of amazing swim throughs that are very safe easy to enter. 

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 18


Lonsdale arches 12-20m
  • 1:15 pm - Nepean Wall 24-60m
    Queenscliff 1315 Portsea 1335

    This wall runs east west just outside Port Phillip Heads on the Point Nepean side. To go over the wall you swim south from the shot. Descending to your desired depth you can swim either direction along the wall but it is important that you return to the shot for your ascent as the current here turns very quickly. It is also a good idea to keep your bottom time shorter on this dive. This dive is only done on the ebb turning to flood so that at the end of your dive the current will bring you back into the bay. The wall along here is amazing with lots of soft coral and sponges. The odd crayfish is collected here too. The fish life is amazing and this quite often brings seals into the area.

    Certification required: Advanced 30m

    Available: 18


Nepean Wall 24-60m

Wed 21 Jul

Sea Dragon

  • 7:45 am - Dragons Lair 10-16m
    Queenscliff 0745 Portsea 0805

    Just outside port Phillip Heads on the Point Lonsdale side is an area of scattered reef with depths ranging from 12 to 18 meters. The sea life in this is area is prolific with crayfish, Blue Devils, Weedy Sea Dragons, Seals, Abalone and much more. The Soft calcium that comprises most of the terrain in this area has eroded into lots of little swim throughs valleys and overhangs all topped off with alight scattering of kelp. This is a fantastic site for an avid fish spotter.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Dragons Lair 10-16m
The Playground 20-40m

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