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September 2021 Tours

Sat 2 Oct

School Holidays

Sea Dragon

  • 9:30 am - Spec Reef 22-60m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 0930 Portsea 0950

    Situated in the middle of the shipping Channel Off Queenscliff this is a fantastic reef/wall dive. The top of the reef starts in about 18 meters and runs east west with deeper water to the south.  The sheer sides of the reef have fantastic overhangs and lovely colours in the sponge life. This is truly one of the prettiest dives in the bay; in fact it’s spectacular.

     

     

    Certification required: Advanced 30m

    Available: 20


Spec Reef 22-60m
  • 12:30 pm - Castle Rock 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 1230 Portsea 1250

    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: 20


Castle Rock 12-20m

Sun 3 Oct

School Holidays

Sea Dragon

  • 8:30 am - Lonsdale Arches 12-20m
    Ebb

    Queenscliff 0830 Portsea 0850

    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: 20


Lonsdale Arches 12-20m
  • 11:30 am - Captian Nitros Drop-off 16-60m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 1130 Portsea 1150

    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: 18


Captian Nitros Drop-off 16-60m
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Thu 7 Oct

Sea Dragon

  • 9:15 am - Paradise Wall 10-30 m
    S/F

    Queenscliff 0915 Portsea 0935

    Paradise Wall is located on the Lonsdale side of Port Phillip Heads and is a great dive site on Lonsdale Wall. It's the shallowest part of the wall with the drop-off starting in 10 or 12 metres of water. This makes the site a great beginning site for the less advanced diver as there are numerous overhangs to explore at relatively shallow depths. Each overhang supports a plethora of marine life for the diver to observe.

    While Paradise Wall starts with a couple of steps at shallow depths, it then drops away steeply into the depths. It's a magnificent spot with some fantastic caves down deeper. This has to be one of the best spots on the wall. An absolutely top-notch dive on territory no deeper than 30 metres. The fish life is always very good with large numbers of Southern Blue Devil about.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Paradise Wall 10-30 m
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Sat 9 Oct

Sea Dragon

  • 8:00 am - Castle Rock 12-20m
    EBB

    Queenscliff 0800 Portsea 0820

    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: 10


Castle Rock 12-20m
  • 11:00 am - Party Point 12-40m
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1100 Portsea 1120
    Party Point 12-40m

    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: 10


Party Point 12-40m
  • 2:00 pm - 18m Reef 12-18m
    FLOOD

    Queenscliff 1400 Portsea 1420

    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 10 Oct

Sea Dragon

  • 9:30 am - The Supermarket 6-12m
    EBB

    Queenscliff 0930 Portsea 0950

    This area is a large rocky outcrop that runs out from Lonsdale Beach outside Port Phillip heads. There used to be an outfall from the abattoir on the other side of the sand dunes many years ago, but this has now gone. The rock outcrop used to be home to hundreds of Crayfish, Port Jackson Sharks and Wobbegongs.

     

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


The Supermarket 6-12m
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Medusa 2

Ex HMAS Canberra (Wreck) 18-30m, J4 Sub (Wreck) 26m
  • 12:30 pm - North Wall Corner 23-60m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1230 Portsea 1250
    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: 18


North Wall Corner 23-60m+

Thu 14 Oct

Sea Dragon

  • 8:45 am - Ripbank 16-60m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 0845 Portsea 0905

    A fantastic underwater cliff just outside Port Phillip heads. The currents through here dictate this dive only be conducted on a slack water at the end of the ingoing or flood tide and even then only when conditions are calm outside the bay. The passage of the current here runs along the wall and can be extremely fast. There are a lot of crayfish to be caught along the top of the wall. The wall itself is very steep with large overhangs and beautiful colours.

     

     

    Certification required: Advanced 30m

    Available: 20


Ripbank 16-60m
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Sat 16 Oct

Sea Dragon

J4 26m Submarine (wreck)
  • 10:30 am - Captian Nitros Drop-off 16-60m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 1030 Portsea 1050

    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
  • 1:30 pm - Lonsdale Arches 12-20m
    EBB

    Queenscliff 1330 Portsea 1350

    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: 20


Lonsdale Arches 12-20m

Sun 17 Oct

Sea Dragon

  • 9:30 am - 18m Reef 12-18m
    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 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
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Medusa 2

  • 9:30 am - J5 Intact Sub (Wreck) 33-36m
    Flood

    Queenscliff 0930 Portsea 0950
    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: 18


J5 Intact Sub (Wreck) 33-36m
  • 12:30 pm - Sanctum Reef 24-60m
    S/E

    Queenscliff 1230 Portsea 1250

    This is a rugged piece of wall dive in the very middle of the main shipping channel inside Port Philip bay.  The top of the wall is 24 meters and the wall itself runs east west at this point and drops off to the south down to 60 meters.

     

     

    Certification required: Advanced 30m

    Available: 18


Sanctum Reef 24-60m

Thu 21 Oct

Sea Dragon

  • 9:30 am - Portsea Hole 12-33m
    Queenscliff 0930 Portsea 0950
    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: 20


Portsea Hole 12-33m
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Sat 23 Oct

Sea Dragon

Ex HMAS Canberra (Wreck) 18-30m
  • 11:00 am - Devil's Dropoff 12-40m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1100 Portsea 1120

    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+
  • 2:00 pm - 18m Reef 12-18m
    FLOOD

    Queenscliff 1400 Portsea 1420

    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 24 Oct

Sea Dragon

  • 9:30 am - Twin Bommies 12-18m
    EBB

    Queenscliff 0930 Portsea 0950

    Twin Bommies is exactly as its name would suggest, 2 large rock Bommies standing up off the 18 meter seabed just off Point Lonsdale outside of Port Phillip Bay. The Bommies have a large community of fish life and are covered in bright soft corals and sponges. A great dive with lots of photo opportunities, not to mention the odd crayfish or two.

    Certification required: Open Water 18m

    Available: 20


Twin Bommies 12-18m
Sth Channel Fort and Seals 0-12m

Medusa 2

J4 26m Submarine (wreck)
  • 12:30 pm - Devil's Dropoff 12-40m+
    S/F

    Queenscliff 1230 Portsea 1250

    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+

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