Cottage-by-the-sea reef

Location: Queenscliff
State: VIC
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 7mtrs
Max Depth: 8mtrs
Average Visibility: 8mtrs
Access Type: SHORE
Directions: Park beside the Cottage-by-the-sea holiday camp 2 km before Queenscliff. Apply aeroguard (mozzies galore) then walk 30m to the steps to check swell and vis.
Description: Reef is 50m out from beach and runs for hundreds of meters to the left and right.

Consists of a 4m high rock wall in 7- 8m with deep undercuts. Seadragons, cuttles and blue devils are found here.

Should only be dived when the tide is ebbing to avoid strong currents along the reef.

Good at low tide (at the heads). Best in N to W winds. Shore rocks are also worth a look on the way back in.