Victorian Wall Dives
Depth: 12 – 45 metres
Locatedon the Lonsdale side of Port Phillip Heads, the Lonsdale Wall extendsfor 1 km, providing many different dive locations. The Wall ischaracterised by an almost vertical drop. As you descend, there is aslight step out every 6-9metres, and behind every step out there is amassive overhang. These overhangs house crayfish, prolific fish life,soft and hard corals in all colours and sizes.
Amazing for thoseinterested in photography. This Wall also accommodates those who likeit deep. It is suggested that the wall bottoms out at 90 odd metres. Ifchoosing to dive deep, twin independent or manifold cylinders arehighly recommended, and divers should remember that 40 metres is therecreational deep diving limit.
Depth: 15 – 45 metres
SpecReef lies in the South Channel and is therefore subject to shippingtraffic and currents. Being apart for the old Yarra River system, thearea is quite large and offers many different dive sites. All dives arecharacterised by a spectacular wall, which has large undercuts housingmany crayfish, Blue Devil fish an abundance of soft corals and othermarine life. The abundance of life on the edge of the drop-offs isquite spectacular. The most diverse section of fish life exists between15 metres and 30 metres. Twin independent or manifold scuba cylindersare a must if you intend to dive deep and certification must be shown.
Depth: 16 – 35 metres
NepeanWall is spectacular diving in conjunction with Corsair Rock. With thebeautiful coral and overhangs, this vertical wall boasts great diving.Corsair Rock is one of the most dangerous of Rocks, especially forthose early pioneers who sailed into the Bay to close to Point Nepean.The water level even at low tide still just covers Corsair Rock withabout half a metre, and as claimed a many unsuspecting victim, eithersailing or steamer. With the history of the Rock even wreck diverswould find this dive interesting based solely on its history. Even so,crayfish habitat the area and keen cray divers frequent the area morethan any other diver does.
Depth:15 – 60m
Ripbankis an extension of the Nepean Wall. It must be dived on slack waterbecause the tides coming in and out of the bay flow so fast over thereef that it can sweep you up or down very quickly. It is a very prettydive with lots of kelp on the top of the wall, and many small caves andoverhangs along the wall. Blue Devil fish are everywhere, and crayfishare regularly caught here.
Depth: 15 – 50 metres
ThePlayground is a section of Rip Bank Wall, located at the West Endsection of the wall. This dive starts at 15 metres which is at the topof the wall, and as you proceed over the drop-off it bottoms out atabout 50 metres while varying in topography as you descend and reachyour desired depth. With small caves and over hangs the fish life isabundant and graded as the prettiest dive in the Bay. For the diver wholikes to search, explore and grab the odd cray this is the dive for you.