Crayfish Bay, Cape Otway
GPS: -38.854181 143.537891
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:53:06 PM
The main Crayfish Bay Beach, west of Seal Point, is 150 metres long, and faces south into Bass Strait and is backed by a strip of flat land below the bluffs. The beach is steep, with no bar and deep water lying between the beach and the reefs 50 metres offshore. At the western end of the Crafish Bay, east of Crayfish Point, is Crayfish Bay West Beach, a second 70 metre long beach with bluffs running down to the back of the beach and continuous rocks and reef along the front.
Crayfish Bay is protected by a reef and plenty of submerged rocks. There are large angled gutters in the rock platforms at the western end. The gutters at the eastern end of those rock platforms make for good entry points to Crayfish Bay, especially at low tide.
The dive here is to explore the large underwater rock slabs, the deep gutters of the rock platforms, and the bommies at the western end of Crayfish Bay and even around Crayfish Point at depths of up to 10 metres.
From Colac, approach through Lavers Hill (inland route C155). From the west, pick up the Great Ocean Road (B100) by approaching via Port Campbell (inland route C164). From the Great Ocean Road (B100), take Lighthouse Road (C157).
A vehicle track from the Cape Otway Lighthouse Road (C157) runs down to the bluffs above Crayfish Bay. Before gearing up, walk out to the tip of Seal Point and take a look at the conditions. If you see lots of white water, head on home. If conditions are just right, gear up, walk to the entry point you've chosen, and enter the water.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor