Dive instructors commonly use this site as a safe, interesting place to take their students, during a southwesterly it is very protected. The bottom composition is Silt so it gets extremely murky, this is made even worse when students are around, but it's full of life and an easy pleasant dive. Access is from the Carpark at the end of Flinders Lane just south/west of the Malibu Dive store, walk down the steps, straight into the water and head for the marker buoys about 50 meters from shore. Ropes join the wrecks and the novice can enjoy the wreck trail with the knowledge that staying with the rope trail in sight will keep you from loosing your way. Average visibility is about 3mtrs, although on a still day it can get as good as 10 meters.
What to see here;-
- Wrecks are covered in sponges and ascidians.
- Pomfretts & bullseyes school around the wrecks.
- Catfish, octopus and small rays under the wrecks.
- Small bream an snapper everywhere.
- A lionfish lives inside the trail of the plane wreck. Careful these are extremely dangerous.
- Armed Sea-anemones are plentiful on the sandy areas , don't touch them though, the sting hurts.
Access is from the Carpark at the end of Flinders Lane just south/west of the Malibu Dive store, walk down the steps, straight into the water and head for the marker buoys about 50 meters from shore (the marker buoy has a dive flag located on top of it). Follow the decent line down to the bottom (depth 14.5 meters). Once at the bottom you will see a rope line running along the bottom about one meter East of the decent line, follow this rope in a North East direction at a heading of 250o for 5 meters. You will now be at your first wreck, the remains of a small wooden boat (depth 14.5 meters). The rope T junctions, from here head at 230 o for 15 meters until you reach a small bundle of car tyres (12.6 meters deep, seahorses like to hang off these) follow the guide at 240 o for 15 meters. You are now at the plane wreck (11.5 meters deep, a large Lionfish lives in the trail, Careful they are very dangerous). Turn around and return to the T junction. Now follow the rope guide at a heading of 150 o for 10 meters to another wood boat wreck(16.4 meters deep). Return to the T junction, Head 70 o for 15 meters until you reach a fairly intact wood boat wreck (12 meters deep), this has a small area you can swim thru, a lot of fish live in this wreck. Following the guide at a heading of 50 o for 5 meters will take you to another pile of tyres. Head 330 o for 4 meters another pile of tyres, follow the rope at a heading of 230 o from the tyres for 5 meters where you will come to an intersection heading in a westerly direction at a heading of 150 o for 5 meters will return you to the swim thru boat we passed earlier. Continuing from the intersection at a heading of 230 o will take you to a T junction, follow the guide at a heading of 150 o will take you to the first wreck visited. Return the assent rope and Ascend slowly at a rate not exceeding 18 meter per minute and perform a 3 minute safety stop at 5 meters. Alternatively you can go 320 o at the last T junction and SLOWLY proceed up the rope which ascends up the step bank, stopping at 5m for 3 mins