The southern reach of Port Phillip Bay is one of the best diving areas in
Australia. The Lonsdale Wall, a reef covered in coral and sponges, is a
very popular diving destination.
Thousands of scuba divers have already experienced the majesty and
adventure of diving and exploring the ex HMAS Canberra
artificial reef and dive wreck since the site was opened in December
The ex HMAS Canberra dive
site is the first artificial reef specifically created for diving in
Victoria. It lies in approximately 28 metres of water, with the top of
the mast about 5 metres below the surface at low tide. The site provides
opportunities for divers with varying levels of experience and
certification, from open water level certificates to advanced wreck
divers, to enjoy this site.
The ex HMAS Canberra is now a Marine Reserve and 'no take zone'
and is managed by Parks Victoria (www.parkweb.vic.gov.au) and
protected under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 and Marine Act 1988.
You will need a
permit to dive on the Canberra
The Queenscliff Dive
Centre can supply all your needs:
37 Learmonth Street
Queenscliff Victoria 3225
Phone: (61 3) 5258 1188
Fax: (61 3) 5258 3273
Confirmation Line: (03) 5984 0114