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The Crags

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Depth: 8m, Difficulty: OW
GPS: -38.371731 142.109745 ( 38°22.304'S 142°6.585'E )
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:55:49 PM


The Crags is an area of reefs and rock platforms about 11 kilometres west of Port Fairy off the Princes Highway (A1) on Victoria's Discovery Coast facing south-west loking out to Deen Maar (Lady Julia Percy) Island, 19 kilometres offshore. It's a wild and scenic section of the coastline with high cliffs and jagged outcrops. The Crags is a part of the Crags Coastal Reserve.

The first Crags West Beach lies at the end of The Crags car park. It's a 60 metre strip of sand at the base of the bluffs, fronted by shallow reefs and tidal pools. The second western beach is another narrow, 80 metre long sand strip partly covered by rock falls. It's fronted by a continuous reef flat with tidal pools exposed at low tide. These beaches have low waves at the shore, owing to the extensive inner and outer reefs. However, be very careful as the reefs are irregular and full of deep holes. On the more open beaches, permanent rips run out through the gaps in the reefs, while the outer reefs are extremely treacherous.

Diving and snorkelling at The Crags is great when you can get in. There is a lot of fish life in the area, and plenty of invertebrate growth in the many caves and overhangs. The depth is mainly 8 to 10 metres close to shore, with deeper areas further out.

Dive Type: Reef Dive

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