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Victoria Wreck Dives

Victoria Wreck Dives

Of course, there are plenty of wreck dives in the waters of Victoria that aren't so close to Melbourne. Here is some information about them

Shipwrecks at Wilsons Promontory

Cambridge

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Technical Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 39° 9.660′ S   (39.161° S / 39° 9′ 39.6″ S)
Longitude: 146° 29.748′ E   (146.4958° E / 146° 29′ 44.88″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 00:27:30 GMT
Source: GetUnder Dive Club (verified) - near the stern
Nearest Neighbour: South East Point, 6,921 m, bearing 298°, WNW
Steel twin screw steamer.
Built: Wesermunde, Germany, 1916.
Sunk:7 November 1940.
Wilsons Promontory, Bass Strait.
Depth: 68 m.
Dive only on:SWF, SWE.
See the Cambridge dive site page

Cheviot

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 39° 4.800′ S   (39.08° S / 39° 4′ 48″ S)
Longitude: 146° 26.400′ E   (146.44° E / 146° 26′ 24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-03-13 21:48:38 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 01:36:12 GMT
Source: Australasian Underwater Cultural Heritage Database (approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Waterloo Point, 980 m, bearing 167°, SSE
Three-Masted Wooden Barque.
Built: 1827.
Sunk: 24 March 1854.
Waterloo Bay.
Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.
Depth: 5 m.
See the Cheviot dive site page

Gulf of Carpentaria

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Deep Rated Marine Park - No Fishing Technical Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 39° 8.775′ S   (39.14625° S / 39° 8′ 46.5″ S)
Longitude: 146° 17.645′ E   (146.294083° E / 146° 17′ 38.7″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-01 02:45:13 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Kanowna Island, Seal School, 1,179 m, bearing 115°, ESE
Iron Screw Steamer, 2434/ 1569 ton.
Built: West Hartlepool, UK, 1881.
Sunk: 15 September 1885.
Anser Island Group.
Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.
Depth: 48 to 50 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Gulf of Carpentaria dive site page

Elm Grove

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 55.017′ S   (38.916944° S / 38° 55′ 1″ S)
Longitude: 146° 28.300′ E   (146.471667° E / 146° 28′ 18″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-25 10:49:09 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Miranda, 825 m, bearing 60°, ENE
Three-masted wooden barque.
Built: New Brunswick, Canada, 1863.
Sunk: 9 September 1876.
Five Mile Beach.
Wilsons Promontory Marine Park.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Elm Grove dive site page

Hannah Thompson

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 39° 3.900′ S   (39.065° S / 39° 3′ 54″ S)
Longitude: 146° 19.200′ E   (146.32° E / 146° 19′ 12″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-03-12 23:02:41 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 00:55:53 GMT
Source: Australasian Underwater Cultural Heritage Database (approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Norman Point, South, 1,348 m, bearing 9°, N
Single-Masted Wooden Cutter.
Built: 1872.
Sunk: 27 July 1923.
Oberon Bay.
Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.
Depth: 5 to 8 m.
See the Hannah Thompson dive site page

Lady Mildred

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 39° 6.000′ S   (39.1° S / 39° 6′ S)
Longitude: 146° 26.400′ E   (146.44° E / 146° 26′ 24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-03-12 22:43:41 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 01:04:38 GMT
Source: Australasian Underwater Cultural Heritage Database (approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Waterloo Point, 1,285 m, bearing 9°, N
Steel Screw Steamer.
Built: 1902.
Sunk: 14 February 1909.
Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.
Depth: 6 to 25 m.
See the Lady Mildred dive site page

Lune

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 57.000′ S   (38.95° S / 38° 57′ S)
Longitude: 146° 42.000′ E   (146.7° E / 146° 42′ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 01:06:44 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Rubicon, 13,014 m, bearing 321°, NW
Three-Masted Wooden Barque.
Built: Glassom Dock, England, 1874.
Sunk: 17 February 1885.
Cliffy Island, Wilsons Promontory.
Depth: 19 m.
See the Lune dive site page

Miranda

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 54.800′ S   (38.913333° S / 38° 54′ 48″ S)
Longitude: 146° 28.800′ E   (146.48° E / 146° 28′ 48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 09:07:08 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Elm Grove, 825 m, bearing 240°, WSW
Two-Masted, Wooden Brigantine.
Built: 1846.
Sunk: 7 August 1852.
Wilsons Promontory Marine Park.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Miranda dive site page

Queensland

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Deep Rated Technical Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 39° 6.600′ S   (39.11° S / 39° 6′ 36″ S)
Longitude: 146° 43.800′ E   (146.73° E / 146° 43′ 48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-05-07 13:00:57 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-25 10:12:16 GMT
Source: Australasian Underwater Cultural Heritage Database (approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Lune, 17,979 m, bearing 351°, N
Three-Masted, Single Screw Schooner.
Built: 1875 in Newcastle, England.
Sunk: 3 August 1876.
Wilsons Promontory, Bass Strait.
Depth: 65 m.
See the Queensland dive site page

Rubicon

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 51.500′ S   (38.858333° S / 38° 51′ 30″ S)
Longitude: 146° 36.390′ E   (146.6065° E / 146° 36′ 23.4″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-26 10:44:42 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Rabbit Island, North, 9,837 m, bearing 235°, SW
Two-Masted Topsail Wooden Schooner.
Built: 1972.
Sunk: 10 October 1887.
Bass Strait.
Depth: 4 m.
See the Rubicon dive site page

Victorian Shipwrecks West of Melbourne

From the South Australian border to near Melbourne. This includes the Discovery Coast (from the South Australian border to Port Fairy) and the Shipwreck Coast (from Port Fairy to Cape Otway). See also, West Coast Shipwreck Trail.

SS Barwon

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.625′ S   (38.377075° S / 38° 22′ 37.47″ S)
Longitude: 141° 24.704′ E   (141.411729° E / 141° 24′ 42.22″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-06-20 03:09:48 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 08:13:39 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Horseshoe Reef, 163 m, bearing 172°, S
Three-Masted Schooner Rigged Iron Screw Steamer.
Built: Greenock, Scotland, 1863.
Sunk: 3 April 1871.
Cape Bridgewater, Discovery Coast.
Depth: 5 m.
See the SS Barwon dive site page

Isabella, Cape Nelson

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 25.454′ S   (38.424239° S / 38° 25′ 27.26″ S)
Longitude: 141° 33.409′ E   (141.556823° E / 141° 33′ 24.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-06-20 02:15:01 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-20 04:15:05 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Devils Kitchen, 325 m, bearing 192°, SSW
Three-Masted Wooden Barque.
Built: South Town, Yarmouth, 1826.
Sunk: 1 April 1837.
Cape Nelson, Portland, Discovery Coast.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Isabella, Cape Nelson dive site page

New Zealander

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 20.287′ S   (38.33812° S / 38° 20′ 17.23″ S)
Longitude: 141° 36.620′ E   (141.610341° E / 141° 36′ 37.23″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 10:50:52 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Lighthouse Reef, 239 m, bearing 224°, SW
Three-Masted Wooden Ship.
Built: Pictou, Canada, 1852.
Sunk: 16 December 1853.
Portland Bay, Discovery Coast.
Depth: 3 m.
See the New Zealander dive site page

Emily S

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 24.164′ S   (38.402733° S / 38° 24′ 9.84″ S)
Longitude: 141° 40.324′ E   (141.672067° E / 141° 40′ 19.44″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 10:47:25 GMT
Source: Marine Life Network
Nearest Neighbour: The Nursery, Lawrence Rocks, 234 m, bearing 203°, SSW
Fishing Trawler.
Built: Sydney, 1946.
Sunk: 1 September 1991.
Lawrence Rocks, Portland, Discovery Coast.
Depth: 24 m.
See the Emily S dive site page

Essington

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 23.217′ S   (38.386945° S / 38° 23′ 13″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.617′ E   (142.243612° E / 142° 14′ 37″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:06:01 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Thistle, Port Fairy, 320 m, bearing 359°, N
Two-master wooden brig.
Built: Government Dockyard, Sydney, 1826.
Sunk: 3 May 1852.
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 11 m.
See the Essington dive site page

Thistle, Port Fairy

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 23.044′ S   (38.384067° S / 38° 23′ 2.64″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.615′ E   (142.243583° E / 142° 14′ 36.9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-18 08:30:10 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:12:13 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Lydia, 216 m, bearing 27°, NNE
Two-Masted Wooden Brigantine.
Built: Fort Gloster, Bengal, 1825.
Sunk: 25 December 1837.
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 3 m.
See the Thistle, Port Fairy dive site page

Lydia

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.940′ S   (38.38234° S / 38° 22′ 56.42″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.684′ E   (142.244726° E / 142° 14′ 41.01″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-18 05:14:13 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:08:24 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Socrates, 162 m, bearing 356°, N
Three-Masted Wooden Barque.
Built: Liverpool, UK, 1825.
Sunk: 2 February 1847.
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 3 m.
See the Lydia dive site page

Socrates

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.853′ S   (38.380888° S / 38° 22′ 51.2″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.677′ E   (142.244612° E / 142° 14′ 40.6″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-18 04:06:03 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:10:13 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Lydia, 162 m, bearing 176°, S
Three-Masted Wooden Barque.
Built: Scarborough, UK, 1821.
Sunk: 31 August 1843.
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 3 m.
See the Socrates dive site page

Balmoral

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.535′ S   (38.375582° S / 38° 22′ 32.1″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.876′ E   (142.247935° E / 142° 14′ 52.57″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:05:00 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Socrates, 657 m, bearing 206°, SSW
Two-Masted Wooden Brigantine.
Built: Nova Scotia, 1861.
Sunk: 9 July 1868.
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Balmoral dive site page

Diana, Port Fairy

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 21.967′ S   (38.366112° S / 38° 21′ 58″ S)
Longitude: 142° 15.733′ E   (142.262222° E / 142° 15′ 44″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:05:34 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Golfies, 856 m, bearing 64°, ENE
Two-Masted Wooden Brig.
Built: Hobart, Tasmania, 1840.
Sunk: 1 October 1844.
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 2 m.
See the Diana, Port Fairy dive site page

La Bella

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 24.254′ S   (38.404232° S / 38° 24′ 15.24″ S)
Longitude: 142° 28.889′ E   (142.481483° E / 142° 28′ 53.34″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-24 04:47:38 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Old Aquarium, 501 m, bearing 276°, W
Three-Masted Steel Barquentine Ship.
Built: Norway, 1893.
Sunk: 10 November 1905.
Warrnambool, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 13 m.
See the La Bella dive site page

Edinburgh Castle

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 23.953′ S   (38.39922° S / 38° 23′ 57.19″ S)
Longitude: 142° 29.885′ E   (142.49808° E / 142° 29′ 53.09″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:19:14 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Hopkins Reef, 1,239 m, bearing 141°, SE
Three-Masted Iron Barque.
Built: Glasgow, Scotland, 1863.
Sunk: 15 January 1888.
Lady Bay, Warrnambool, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 5 m.
See the Edinburgh Castle dive site page

Children

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 29.439′ S   (38.490657° S / 38° 29′ 26.37″ S)
Longitude: 142° 40.349′ E   (142.672482° E / 142° 40′ 20.94″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:25:55 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Childers Cove, 153 m, bearing 23°, NNE
Three-Masted Wooden Barque.
Built: Liverpool, England, 1824.
Sunk: 14 January 1839.
Childers Cove, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 3 m.
See the Children dive site page

Antares

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 33.268′ S   (38.554462° S / 38° 33′ 16.06″ S)
Longitude: 142° 45.801′ E   (142.763351° E / 142° 45′ 48.06″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-21 12:30:21 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: John Scott, 3,250 m, bearing 314°, NW
Three-Masted Iron Barque, 1742 ton.
Built: Glasgow, Scotland, 1888.
Sunk: November 1914.
Bay of Islands, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
See the Antares dive site page

Falls of Halladale

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 36.428′ S   (38.607139° S / 38° 36′ 25.7″ S)
Longitude: 142° 51.434′ E   (142.857225° E / 142° 51′ 26.01″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:42:42 GMT
Source: Peter Ronald GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Nursery Bay, 573 m, bearing 67°, ENE
Four-Masted Iron Barque.
Built: Greenock, Scotland, 1886.
Sunk: 14 November 1908.
Peterborough, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 18 m.
See the Falls of Halladale dive site page

Schomberg

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 37.043′ S   (38.617376° S / 38° 37′ 2.55″ S)
Longitude: 142° 53.574′ E   (142.892905° E / 142° 53′ 34.46″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 11:44:18 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Newfield, 1,149 m, bearing 92°, E
Three-Masted Wooden Clipper Ship.
Built: Aberdeen, Scotland, 1855.
Sunk: 26 December 1855.
Peterborough, Newfield Bay, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Schomberg dive site page

Newfield

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 37.066′ S   (38.617766° S / 38° 37′ 3.96″ S)
Longitude: 142° 54.367′ E   (142.906121° E / 142° 54′ 22.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-18 03:05:43 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Schomberg, 1,149 m, bearing 272°, W
Three-Masted Iron Sailing Barque.
Built: Dundee, Scotland, 1889.
Sunk: 29 August 1892.
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 7 m.
See the Newfield dive site page

Napier

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 37.248′ S   (38.620803° S / 38° 37′ 14.89″ S)
Longitude: 142° 59.376′ E   (142.989599° E / 142° 59′ 22.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-05-28 11:39:55 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 12:15:35 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Port Campbell Jetty, 177 m, bearing 98°, E
Built: Goolwa, South Australia, 1874.
Sunk: 16 September 1878.
Port Campbell Bay, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 8 m.
See the Napier dive site page

Loch Ard

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Marine Park - No Fishing Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 39.007′ S   (38.650109° S / 38° 39′ 0.39″ S)
Longitude: 143° 3.722′ E   (143.062039° E / 143° 3′ 43.34″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 12:17:10 GMT
Source: Peter Ronald GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Blowhole, Port Campbell, 283 m, bearing 4°, N
Three-Masted Iron Clipper Ship.
Built: Glasgow, Scotland, 1873.
Sunk: 1 June 1878.
Twelve Apostles Marine National Park.
Mutton Bird Island, Port Campbell, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 25 m.
See the Loch Ard dive site page

Fiji

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 45.165′ S   (38.752754° S / 38° 45′ 9.91″ S)
Longitude: 143° 12.289′ E   (143.204811° E / 143° 12′ 17.32″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 12:19:08 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Marie Gabrielle, 327 m, bearing 117°, ESE
Three-Masted Iron Barque.
Built: Belfast, Ireland, 1875.
Sunk: 6 September 1891.
Moonlight Head, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 7 m.
See the Fiji dive site page

Marie Gabrielle

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 45.246′ S   (38.7541° S / 38° 45′ 14.76″ S)
Longitude: 143° 12.490′ E   (143.208161° E / 143° 12′ 29.38″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2021-08-16 01:07:55 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 12:19:58 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Fiji, 327 m, bearing 297°, WNW
Three-masted wooden barque.
Built: Nantes, France, 1864.
Sunk: 25 November 1869.
Wreck Beach, Moonlight Head, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 3 m.
See the Marie Gabrielle dive site page

City of Rayville

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Deep Rated Outside Port Phillip Subject to Shipping Technical Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 58.800′ S   (38.98° S / 38° 58′ 48″ S)
Longitude: 143° 30.600′ E   (143.51° E / 143° 30′ 36″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-04-27 01:19:26 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 00:36:57 GMT
Source: Australasian Underwater Cultural Heritage Database (approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Seal Point, Cape Otway, 14,187 m, bearing 10°, N
American Steamship.
Built: Tampa, Florida, USA, 1920.
Sunk: 8 November 1940.
Apollo Marine Park, Cape Otway.
Depth: 82 m.
See the City of Rayville dive site page

Grange

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 46.610′ S   (38.776837° S / 38° 46′ 36.61″ S)
Longitude: 143° 40.201′ E   (143.670015° E / 143° 40′ 12.05″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-13 22:06:38 GMT
Source: Shore Dives of Victoria (approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Marengo Reefs, 527 m, bearing 265°, W
Three-masted wooden barque, 301 ton.
Built: Scotland, 1840.
Sunk: 24 March 1858.
Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary, Otway Coast.
Depth: 5 m.
See the Grange dive site page

Casino

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 44.494′ S   (38.741569° S / 38° 44′ 29.65″ S)
Longitude: 143° 40.855′ E   (143.680918° E / 143° 40′ 51.3″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-06 17:11:23 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Seafarers Beach, 1,956 m, bearing 51°, NE
Iron Steamship.
Built: Scotland, 1882.
Sunk: 10 July 1932.
Apollo Bay, Otway Coast.
Depth: 9 m.
See the Casino dive site page

Speculant

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 41.609′ S   (38.693484° S / 38° 41′ 36.54″ S)
Longitude: 143° 49.719′ E   (143.828649° E / 143° 49′ 43.14″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-22 06:34:45 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 13:26:26 GMT
Source: Shore Dives of Victoria (approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Ramsden Cave, 520 m, bearing 79°, E
Three-Masted Iron Barquentine.
Built: Inverkeithing, Scotland, 1895.
Sunk: 10 February 1911.
Cape Patton, Otway Coast.
Depth: 4 to 6 m.
See the Speculant dive site page

Osprey

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 32.100′ S   (38.535° S / 38° 32′ 6″ S)
Longitude: 143° 58.700′ E   (143.978333° E / 143° 58′ 42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-26 08:02:15 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Cathedral Rock, Lorne, 3,969 m, bearing 35°, NE
Three-Masted Wooden Schooner.
Built: Pill, England, 1834.
Sunk: 18 June 1854.
Lorne, Otway Coast.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Osprey dive site page

Victoria Tower

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.971′ S   (38.316183° S / 38° 18′ 58.26″ S)
Longitude: 144° 22.002′ E   (144.3667° E / 144° 22′ 0.12″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-10 15:25:58 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Point Impossible Reef, 1,472 m, bearing 40°, NE
Three-Masted Iron Clipper Ship, 1,563 ton.
Built: 1869.
Sunk: 17 October 1869.
Point Impossible, Torquay, Surf Coast.
Depth: 8 m.
See the Victoria Tower dive site page

South Milton

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.130′ S   (38.302167° S / 38° 18′ 7.8″ S)
Longitude: 144° 29.060′ E   (144.484333° E / 144° 29′ 3.6″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 13:18:58 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Earl Of Charlemont, 1,415 m, bearing 50°, NE
Wooden Barque.
Built: Sunderland, England, 1877.
Sunk: 10 April 1886.
Charlemont Reef, Barwon Heads, Surf Coast.
Depth: 17 m.
See the South Milton dive site page

Orungal

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.267′ S   (38.287783° S / 38° 17′ 16.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 30.606′ E   (144.5101° E / 144° 30′ 36.36″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-03 08:15:53 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Barwon Bluff North, 685 m, bearing 253°, WSW
Steel Steamer.
Built: 1923.
Sunk: 20 November 1940.
Barwon Heads, Surf Coast.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Orungal dive site page

Victorian Shipwrecks East of Melbourne

Albert, Lakes Entrance

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 44.862′ S   (38.7477° S / 38° 44′ 51.72″ S)
Longitude: 146° 39.576′ E   (146.6596° E / 146° 39′ 34.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-28 17:31:52 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Clonmel, 1,631 m, bearing 75°, ENE
Three-Masted Wooden Schooner.
Built: Footscray, Victoria, 1864.
Sunk: 27 March 1874.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Albert, Lakes Entrance dive site page

Amazon

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 38.912′ S   (38.648533° S / 38° 38′ 54.72″ S)
Longitude: 145° 41.773′ E   (145.696217° E / 145° 41′ 46.38″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-29 05:44:17 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Artisan, 10,315 m, bearing 263°, W
Three-Masted Wooden Barque, 402 ton.
Built: Jersey, 1855.
Sunk: 15 December 1863.
Inverloch Beach, Venus Bay.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Amazon dive site page

Artisan

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 39.590′ S   (38.659828° S / 38° 39′ 35.38″ S)
Longitude: 145° 34.698′ E   (145.578308° E / 145° 34′ 41.91″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-01 14:23:26 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Amazon, 10,315 m, bearing 83°, E
Three Masted Wooden Barque, 1155 ton.
Built: St John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1881.
Sunk: 23 April 1901.
Wreck Beach, Cape Paterson, Bass Coast.
Depth: 3 to 10 m.
See the Artisan dive site page

Blackbird

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 43.268′ S   (38.721133° S / 38° 43′ 16.08″ S)
Longitude: 146° 41.902′ E   (146.698367° E / 146° 41′ 54.12″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-09 18:59:36 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Clonmel, 3,106 m, bearing 215°, SW
Iron Screw Steamer.
Built: Newcastle on Tyne, 1863.
Sunk: 2 June 1878.
Clonmel Island, Port Albert.
Depth: 19 m.
See the Blackbird dive site page

Clonmel

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 44.640′ S   (38.744° S / 38° 44′ 38.4″ S)
Longitude: 146° 40.668′ E   (146.6778° E / 146° 40′ 40.08″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-09 18:55:19 GMT
Source: Victorian Government GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Wave, 1,612 m, bearing 173°, S
Historic shipwreck protected zone.
Permit Required.
Paddle Steamer.
Built: 1836.
Sunk: 2 January 1841.
Clonmel Island, Port Albert.
Depth: 7 m.
See the Clonmel dive site page

Duke of Wellington

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 49.200′ S   (38.82° S / 38° 49′ 12″ S)
Longitude: 145° 52.800′ E   (145.88° E / 145° 52′ 48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-09 06:32:54 GMT
Source: Australasian Underwater Cultural Heritage Database (not verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Magnat, 10,982 m, bearing 337°, NNW
Wooden barque.
Built: Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, 1840.
Sunk: 3 April 1853.
Bass Strait.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Duke of Wellington dive site page

Glenelg

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 33.144′ S   (38.5524° S / 38° 33′ 8.64″ S)
Longitude: 147° 12.444′ E   (147.2074° E / 147° 12′ 26.64″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-09 18:36:11 GMT
Source: Victorian Government GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Unknown 001, 36,988 m, bearing 217°, SW
Historic shipwreck protected zone.
Permit Required.
Iron Twin Screw Steamer.
Built: 1875.
Sunk: 25 March 1900.
Ninety Mile Beach, East Gippsland.
Depth: 32 m.
See the Glenelg dive site page

Magnat

Wreck
Wreck
Shore access
Shore access
Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 43.733′ S   (38.728879° S / 38° 43′ 43.96″ S)
Longitude: 145° 49.868′ E   (145.831135° E / 145° 49′ 52.09″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-09 06:32:54 GMT
Source: Maritime Archaeology Association of Victoria
Nearest Neighbour: Duke of Wellington, 10,982 m, bearing 157°, SSE
Three-Masted Iron Barque, 1,120 tons.
Built: Sunderland, England, 1885.
Sunk: 8 May 1900.
Venus Bay, South Gippsland.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Magnat dive site page

Monumental City

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 33.500′ S   (37.558333° S / 37° 33′ 30″ S)
Longitude: 149° 50.700′ E   (149.845° E / 149° 50′ 42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-02 05:00:13 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Schah, 16,458 m, bearing 230°, SW
Wooden Screw Steamer.
Built: 1850.
Sunk: 15 May 1853.
Tullaberga Island, East Gippsland.
Depth: 6 m.
See the Monumental City dive site page

Schah

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 39.100′ S   (37.651667° S / 37° 39′ 6″ S)
Longitude: 149° 42.000′ E   (149.7° E / 149° 42′ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-26 13:26:20 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Monumental City, 16,458 m, bearing 50°, NE
Two-Masted Wooden Schooner.
Sunk: 20 December 1837.
Shipwreck Creek, Mallacoota.
Depth: 5 m.
See the Schah dive site page

Tomatin

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 48.000′ S   (38.8° S / 38° 48′ S)
Longitude: 146° 29.400′ E   (146.49° E / 146° 29′ 24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-26 14:40:01 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Tin Mine Cove, 6,060 m, bearing 265°, W
Three-Masted Wooden Barque.
Built: 1839.
Sunk: 11 July 1865.
Depth: 4 m.
See the Tomatin dive site page

Victoria

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 43.014′ S   (38.7169° S / 38° 43′ 0.84″ S)
Longitude: 146° 33.554′ E   (146.559233° E / 146° 33′ 33.24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-24 22:22:54 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-26 15:44:28 GMT
Source: Unknown
Nearest Neighbour: Albert, Lakes Entrance, 9,355 m, bearing 111°, ESE
Wooden Barque.
Built: Greenpoint, New York, USA, 1858.
Sunk: 25 February 1863.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Victoria dive site page

Wave

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 45.504′ S   (38.7584° S / 38° 45′ 30.24″ S)
Longitude: 146° 40.797′ E   (146.67995° E / 146° 40′ 47.82″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-26 16:32:04 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Clonmel, 1,612 m, bearing 353°, N
Wooden Schooner.
Sunk: 11 December 1859.
Depth: 1 m.
See the Wave dive site page

See also Underwater Shipwreck Discovery Trail and West Coast Shipwreck Trail.

Heritage Warning: Any shipwreck or shipwreck relic that is 75 years or older is protected by legislation. Other items of maritime heritage 75 years or older are also protected by legislation. Activities such as digging for bottles, coins or other artefacts that involve the disturbance of archaeological sites may be in breach of the legislation, and penalties may apply. The legislation requires the mandatory reporting to Heritage Victoria as soon as practicable of any archaeological site that is identified. See Maritime heritage. Anyone with information about looting or stolen artefacts should call Heritage Victoria on (03) 7022 6390, or send an email to heritage.victoria@delwp.vic.gov.au.


DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source, e.g. GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.

If you don't understand the differences between the different ways coordinates are given, plus how different datum come into play, you might find the article GPS Conversions by Lloyd Borrett a useful read. It describes the problems associated with locating dive sites using a GPS receiver.

GPS latitude explained


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