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April 2021 Tours

Sat 17 Apr

Medusa 2

Double Wreck Dive 20-40m
  • 11:30 am - North Wall Corner 23-60m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1130 Portsea 1150
    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: Advanced 30m

    Available: 16


North Wall Corner 23-60m+
  • 2:30 pm - 18m Reef 12-18m
    Flod

    Queenscliff 1430 Portsea 1450

    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: 17


18m Reef 12-18m

Sun 18 Apr

Medusa 2

Double Wreck Dive 20-40m
  • 12:00 pm - Devil's Dropoff 12-40m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1200 Portsea 1220

    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

    Available: 2


Devil's Dropoff 12-40m+
  • 3:00 pm - J1 New Deep Sub (Wreck) 35-38M
    Queenscliff 1500 Portsea 1520
    J1 New Deep Sub (Wreck) 35-38M

    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 J1 submarine was the only submarine to have crippled to capital ships with a single salvo. She was also fitted with depth charges and was the only submarine to ever sink another sub with depth charges. J1 was sold to the Melbourne Salvage Company on 26th February 1924. After whatever stripping proved valuable she was scuttled off Barwon Heads on 26th May 1926.

    She was rediscovered in 1985 and now lies almost upright with a slight list to port in 38 meters with the conning tower rising to 34 meters.

    The hull lies northeast to southwest (bow northeast) and is covered in bright yellow zoanthids.

    Certification required: Deep 39m

    Available: 17


J1 New Deep Sub (Wreck) 35-38M

Hermes

  • 9:00 am - Popes Eye 0-12m
    Queenscliff 0900 Portsea 0920

    Fully booked

    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

    Fully booked

Popes Eye 0-12m
Sanctum Reef 24-60m
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Sat 24 Apr

Medusa 2

Boarfish Reef 8-22m + South Channel Fort 0-15m
  • 12:30 pm - Lonsdale arches 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1230 Portsea 1250

    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: 7


Lonsdale arches 12-20m

Sun 25 Apr

Sea Dragon

  • 8:00 am - J2 Broken Sub (Wreck) 36-39m
    Flood

    Queenscliff 0800 Portsea 0820

    The Broken Sub is probably the most infrequently dived of the four. It is the deepest, and it is also the closest to the Heads. It can therefore be uncomfortably close to the path taken by ships entering and leaving Port Phillip Bay. Boat operators must be aware of the shipping traffic during the dive period.

    During the Broken Sub's scuttling, explosive charges caused the vessel to break in two sections. The break occurs just behind the conning tower, which tilts at a 45-degree angle. The wreck is in 39m and is surrounded by many schools of fish. These along with the extensive marine growth covering the hull, make this an interesting dive for photographers as well as wreck enthusiasts.

    Being such a deep dive, we recommend that divers spend the last few minutes of their limited bottom time at a slightly shallower depth around the conning tower before beginning the final ascent. This area is usually inhabited by large numbers of fish, so there is plenty to look at before returning to the surface.

    The Broken Sub is a marvelous venue for the experienced diver. Obviously more than one dive is required to fully explore it. With good visibility it is an outstanding dive.

    Hazards and Precautions: The 39m depth calls for experience and training, correct equipment and very careful planning. Begin your ascent with plenty of air remaining for the inevitable decompression stops. Even at this depth surge can be a problem, especially when penetrating inside the wreck. If surge is present remain on the outside. Penetration into the wreck is possible, at the point where the ship has been broken, but the need for extreme caution cannot be overemphasized. In addition to the normal dangers involved in penetration diving at this depth, the Broken Submarine has the additional hazard of extensive jagged and twisted metal around the break. Once inside the wreck, it can become very dark, so good torches are essential. Care must be taken to avoid stirring up silt on the bottom, thus further reducing visibility.

    Certification required: Deep 39m

    Available: 19


J2 Broken Sub (Wreck) 36-39m
  • 11:00 am - The Grotto 12-24m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 1100 Portsea 1120

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 16


The Grotto 12-24m
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Medusa 2

  • 2:00 pm - Lonsdale Bommies 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1400 Portsea 1420

    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: 15


Lonsdale Bommies 12-20m

Sat 1 May

Sea Dragon

  • 12:00 pm - Devil's Dropoff 12-40m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1200 Portsea 1220

    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

    Available: 20


Devil's Dropoff 12-40m+
  • 3:00 pm - 18m Reef 12-18m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1500 Portsea 1520

    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: 20


18m Reef 12-18m

Sun 2 May

Sea Dragon

  • 7:30 am - Popes Eye 0-12m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 0730 Portsea 0750

    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
  • 9:45 am - Lonsdale Bommies 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 0945 Portsea 1005

    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

Medusa 2

Double Wreck Dive 20-40m
Scubabo Cliffs 10-40m

Wed 5 May

Sea Dragon

Dobby's Sock 8-18m
  • 10:10 am - Lonsdale Wrecks 4-10m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1010 Portsea 1030

    Many ships have come to grief upon the dangerous southern coast of Victoria. The area around the Port Phillip Heads is the most treacherous of all, with numerous wrecks to be found. Near the Point Lonsdale lighthouse, a number of wrecks are grouped together in shallow water, providing a perfect location for snorkeling and diving. The Holyhead, the George Roper, The Black Boy, The Glaneuse and a number of others can all be seen on the one dive. The terrain is covered in sea grass, so whilst the wrecks are well covered there is plenty of sea life.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Lonsdale Wrecks 4-10m
Party Point 12-40m

Sat 8 May

Sea Dragon

Rotomahana (Wreck) 38-40m
The Grotto 12-24m
  • 1:45 pm - Lonsdale arches 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1345 Portsea 1405

    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: 12


Lonsdale arches 12-20m

Sun 9 May

Sea Dragon

Party Point 12-40m
Ex HMAS Canberra (Wreck) 18-30m
  • 12:15 pm - Boarfish Reef 8-22m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 1215 Portsea 1235
    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
  • 3:15 pm - Popes Eye 0-12m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1515 Portsea 1535

    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

Medusa 2

  • 6:15 am - North Wall Corner 23-60m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 0615 Portsea 0635
    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: Advanced 30m

    Available: 18


North Wall Corner 23-60m+
  • 9:15 am - J1 New Deep Sub (Wreck) 35-38M
    Flod

    Queenscliff 0915 Portsea 0935
    J1 New Deep Sub (Wreck) 35-38M

    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 J1 submarine was the only submarine to have crippled to capital ships with a single salvo. She was also fitted with depth charges and was the only submarine to ever sink another sub with depth charges. J1 was sold to the Melbourne Salvage Company on 26th February 1924. After whatever stripping proved valuable she was scuttled off Barwon Heads on 26th May 1926.

    She was rediscovered in 1985 and now lies almost upright with a slight list to port in 38 meters with the conning tower rising to 34 meters.

    The hull lies northeast to southwest (bow northeast) and is covered in bright yellow zoanthids.

    Certification required: Deep 39m

    Available: 18


J1 New Deep Sub (Wreck) 35-38M
Pinnacles Deep 18-26m
  • 3:15 pm - Lonsdale Bommies 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1515 Portsea 1535

    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: 18


Lonsdale Bommies 12-20m

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