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    Cray Spot

    Certification: OW
    Depth: 12M

    Cray Spot is an excellent open water diving location as it starts at around 12Metres and drops off to around 20M. It is near Boarfish Reef  and has some unique and very pretty reef formations where you can find cuttlefish, crayfish and it is thus a fantastic photographic scene. As read more

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    South Channel Fort

    Certification: OW
    Depth: 12M

    This man made island was constructed in the 1890’s to protect the gold of Melbourne against the perceived threat from the Russians. It is now a marine park and bird and wildlife sanctuary. There is much fish life to be enjoyed. Suits snorkelers and open water divers. There are tunnels read more

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    Englebrechts Cave – West

    Certification: ADV Cave
    Depth: 12M

    This cave is used as tourist cave as well as scuba diving. The entry is in a small crescent of water which is often polluted by a nearby drain. There is a restriction which needs to be negotiated to gain entry to a 90-metre long flooded passage which then opens read more

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    Ewens Ponds

    Certification: OW
    Depth: 12M

    This site is fresh clear water with 3 interconnecting ponds that you can snorkel or scuba dive with open water certification. Yabbies are common in and around the grasses. No permit required

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    Tank Cave

    Certification: ADV Cave
    Depth: 15M

    Tank Cave is the largest collection of underwater connected tunnels in the Mt Gambier region. If offers advanced cave divers many hours traversing the intricate network. There is a detailed map which is used to plan each dive.

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    Fossil Cave

    Certification: Cave
    Depth: 15M

    The entrance is a small and is easily silted, this then leads to a broad chamber with dark silt at the bottom. This provides an excellent view of the surface again with brilliant green and blue colours. Small pool at other end leads to single small chamber.

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    Mornington Pier

    Certification: OW
    Depth: 15M

    An excellent location for all divers, lots of fish life, there is a darker section which is used by many people for training. Easy access and car park.

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    The Plateau

    Certification: ADV
    Depth: 20M

    A pinnacle in the middle of Port Phillip Heads (The Rip) is dived only on slack water and allows divers to see all the wonders of this region in one dive. The top is around 20M and it descends beyond 100M. Even the occasional seal will participate down under with read more

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    Mud Hole

    Certification: Cave
    Depth: 20M

    The entrance shows a very clear small lake. A flooded passage leads into a low silty chamber which gets smaller and smaller down to 17 metres below the surface. This chamber is easily silted by the first and subsequent divers.

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    City of Launceston Wreck

    Certification: OW
    Depth: 20M

    Steam ship, 368 ton. She is in a protected zone and requires a permit to be dived. She was built in Clyde, Scotland and Sunk: 19 November 1865 due to a collision with the SS Penola on the starboard side. She now sits upright in 21M and is generally in read more

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    The Links

    Certification: ADV
    Depth: 21M

    A chain from a Japanese freighter (Ningan Maru) was lost in Port Phillip and some of it resides at this appropriately named location. It suits advanced divers and a swim along the wall in either direction provides a fantastic dive. If you choose the go in n easterly direction you read more

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    Toms’ Cave

    Certification: ADV
    Depth: 21M

    Cute little cave with an entrance around 22M and the exit at 30M. It is easy swim through for advanced divers. The entrance usually supports many fish and the deeper exit is the start of the wall so you can explore as much as you like. If you swim in read more

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    Boarfish Reef

    Certification: OW
    Depth: 21M

    This area suit open water divers and allows divers to checkout all the sponges and corals with ample bottom time as the maximum depth is around 21M with average around 13M. Of course you can see Boarfish there, hence the name.

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    Eliza Ramsden Wreck

    Certification: OW
    Depth: 21M

    In 1874 Samuel Ramsden of Melbourne commissioned the ship to be built in Glasgow Scotland  and named after his wife Eliza. The cost was 10,000 pounds It was a three masted iron ship and 43M in legth. It sunk in 1875 on her first voyage out of Melbourne when she read more

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    Cathedral reef

    Certification: ADV
    Depth: 25M

    The start of this dive has an arch covered in yellow zoanthids which spans around 8M. It starts around 25M and below drops to 60M. There is also a swim through that is single file only and exits back on top of the reef.

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    Allendale East

    Certification: Cave
    Depth: 25M

    This cave is located in the middle of the road in Allendale East. the is a flooded passage leading to a main chamber with a depth of 24M. There was an attempt by the local council to fill the cave in but it was decided it was going to take read more

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    J4 Submarine

    Certification: ADV
    Depth: 26M

    Scuttled in the 1927, the J4 (26M or 90 foot) submarine was rediscovered by divers in 1982 by the ‘Bottom Scratchers’. The bow is broken away and provides easy access to inspect the torpedo tubes (see gallery). There is a plaque on the sub near the conning tower which was read more

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    Ozone Wreck

    Certification: OW
    Depth: 2M

    The Ozone was built in 1886 near Glasgow, in Scotland. She was 80 metres in length with paddles that were 7 metres in diameter and could steam at 20 knots. She was commissioned by the Bay Excursion Company and relocated to Australia where she made pleasure trips from Melbourne to read more

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    ex-HMAS Canberra Wreck

    Certification: ADV
    Depth: 30M

    The ship was scuttled in 2009 and sits in 30M of water with the top at around 11M. It can be penetrated on calm days. It is the largest ship that can be dived in this region. There are mooring lines to use for ascents and descents.

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    Coogee Wreck

    Certification: ADV
    Depth: 33M

    TheSS Coogee was a steam ship, 762 ton and built in  Sunderland, UK, 1887 She was  scuttled: 27 February 1928. It is now a popular wreck for advanced divers as the wreck has much to see and is a good depth to spend some time without the need for planned read more

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    J5 Submarine

    Certification: Deep
    Depth: 36M

    Often referred to as the 36M pr the yellow submarine as it sit in 36M of water and is covered in yellow zoanthids, the J5 sub is excellent for photography and general diving on and inside. The bow section near the torpedo tubes i breaking up and requires careful attention read more

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    J1 Submarine

    Certification: Deep
    Depth: 37M

    84M in length and carried 5 officers and 40 men. She was fitted with depth charges and was the only Australian submarine to ever sink another sub with depth charges during deployment from 1919-1922. J1 was sold to the Melbourne Salvage Company on 26th February 1924 then scuttled in 1926 read more

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    The Pines

    Certification: Cave
    Depth: 40M

    Dual rated cave in a pine forest aptly named ‘The Pines’. Both cave and advanced cave divers can enjoy this site. There is a large chamber which leads off to restrictions and other passages and depths down to 40M.

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    Rotamahana Wreck

    Certification: Deep
    Depth: 40M

    The SS Rotomahana was completed in 1879 in Scotland and is claimed to be the first steel hulled steamer in the world. She was scuttled in the near the ships graveyard in 1928. The main items to checkout are the four massive boilers as you can see in our gallery. read more

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    Milora Wreck

    Certification: Deep
    Depth: 40M

    The Milora was scuttled in 1934 after running aground in Port Phillip near Queenscliff. She is the largest wreck in the ships graveyard at 101M.

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    VHB-54 Wreck

    Certification: Tech45
    Depth: 42M

    The VHB-54 (sister ship of VHB-53), they were both steel hopper barges. It was scuttled in the ships graveyard off Torquay on 17 Dec 1970. She sits upright in 42M of water with the bow and stern in reasonable condition. There is a large cogged wheel in the midships area read more

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    Dunloe Wreck

    Certification: Tech45
    Depth: 45M

    Little is known about this wreck except for the location and as you can see by the photos, the stern is in quite good condition, along with the boilers. It is possible to penetrate some sections and the starboard side prop is still attached.

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    One Tree

    Certification: Cavern
    Depth: 45M

    Excellent deep cavern located in Mount Gambier. The owner is Peter Norman, who graciously lets CDAA members dive it anytime he is home after 9:00am in the morning. On the day the images were taken it was around 20M Viz. As you can see there is an old harvester at read more

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    Fawkner Wreck

    Certification: Tech45
    Depth: 45M

    The props are visible and the bow has lots of fish life around it. You can still penetrate some of areas of this wreck.

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    Euro Wreck

    Certification: Tech45
    Depth: 46M

    The Euro was a steel tug boat and such was built very strong and her structure is still very much in tact. You can penetrate the hull for some time and be surrounded by Bullseye fish. Sitting in a depth of 46 metres, she now plays host to many fish read more

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