In 1973, three tyre reefs were placed on the sand relatively close to the shore on the eastern side of Port Phillip. The reefs consisted of 1,000 tyres tied in bundles of eight, quarry rock, concrete cubes and steel frames. Only this Tyre Reef, off Chelsea, remains intact.
The reef is dominated by red algae, sponges, ascidians, and hydroids. Fish include snapper, ling, boarfish, red mullet, beardie and bearded rock cod, leather jacket, long-finned pike, as well as a number of smaller species. This area is popular with fishermen so beware of fishing lines.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor