Location: Blackmans Bay
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 6mtrs
Max Depth: 8mtrs
Directions: 15km South of Hobart on the Southern Outlet, floow signs for Blackmans Bay.Northern end of Blackmans Bay beach. Follow Blowhole Rd from the restaurant, past the end of the beach and up the hill. Parking area on the right, track down via a stormwater/creekline to the waters edge, can then follow natural rock gutter out or enter into deeper water from rock platform. Alternatively enter at northern end of beach and surface swim north until past the creekline.
Description: Should only be dived in still conditions, a southerly or SE swell will wipe this site out, both in terms of visibility and safe entry/exit over the rocks. Beach exit point sometimes prone to striong undertow or northerly current which can make the swim back quite hard work.
Keep close in to the shore and swim in northerly direction, rock shelves and sandy gutters. Lots of fish life in the kelp, incl Bastard Trumpeter, Morwong, Trevally, Bullseyes in holes under rocks, Stingrays, occasional crayfish under rock shelves but this site tends to get hammered a fair bit. Weedy Sea Dragons and Big Bellied Seahorses frequently seen too.
Nice site close to Hobart and carries surprisingly rich and varied marine life. Popular site for local clubs doing mid-week evening dive in Summer.
Access Type: BOAT/SHORE
Average Visibility: 5mtrs