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The Plateau

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Depth: 15m, Difficulty: OW
GPS: -38.293683 144.632933 ( 38°17.621'S 144°37.976'E )
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:55:57 PM


The Plateau is a reef dive in the middle of the Port Phillip Heads. The Plateau is a huge rocky platform in around the 16-metre range, winding its way around the edge of this platform is the Entrance Deep. This is the deepest water in Victoria, originally part of the River Yarra. Depths at the bottom of this area are between 40 metres and 103 metres.

Like all dives in this particular area, amazing hard corals and soft sponges can be found on the face, with overhangs and small drop-offs. The dive is certainly one that you'll never forget, especially if the clarity of the water is good. You may even see the dolphins and seals that are know to show up here.

The slack water period here is short, hard to pick, and the currents a little unpredictable. Then of course there is the problem of the dive site being in the shipping channel. Diving is only possible when sea conditions, the tide, and shipping allow. Despite all of that this area is awesome with some fantastic rock formations sheltering an amazing array of sea life.

Dive Type: Reef Dive

Imported from The Scuba Doctor


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