Katie Cove (aka Bunbury Pools and The Bunburys) ia a shore diving and snorkelling site located off the Esplanade at the end of Cole Street, Williamstown. Katie Cove lies between Williamstown Beach (to the west) and Point Gellibrand (to the east), facing south-west into the northern end of Port Phillip. It has an easy shore entry and exit and there are lots of critters to see. It's also close to the Melbourne CBD and while fascinating during the day, also makes for a pleasant night dive.
Walk across Hatt Reserve, down the embankment to the shore, enter the water and head south-west. There is a small pointed rock showing the entrance to the cove, but it may not be visible at high tide. Proceed on the surface out to the right, keeping the pointed rock on your right hand side.
While on the surface, look back towards the opening and get a shore reference for your return journey. Once you are out of the cove the reef drops down to 3 metres. Head south-south-west and it will take you over three reefs and down to 5 to 6 metres deep. Keep an eye on your air consumption to ensure you have enough for the return journey.
There can be plenty of boat traffic so always tow a buoy with a dive flag displayed.
Dive Type: Shore Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor