Chimney Rock

Location: Barwon Heads
State: VIC
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 18mtrs
Max Depth: 22mtrs
Average Visibility: 15mtrs
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: Barwon Heads. Via boat.
Description: This is an interesting dive. The rock formation is called Chimney rock because it is just like a big industrial chimney that rises off the bottom and has broken off part way up. The rock itself rises from the bottom at 22 metres to about 12 metres at the closest point to the surface. The rock is hollow inside and can be entered from the bottom just like a big chimney.

The diameter of the rock is about 10 metres and inside is full of nooks and crannies that are just ever so interesting to swim through and look into.

A cray or two have been known to have been taken from this site.

A popular spot with those that know how to find the location. The location is difficult to explain and if you need guidance on the day the professional cray fishermen will often come to your aid especially if you help them retrieve a pot or two that they might have got stuck on some reef near by.

Fish life in and around this location is plentiful with Barracouta often being seen. If you are lucky and the time of year is right you will see some snapper. Many a surface interval has been spent with a hand line and a few snapper caught. (Biggest being about 5 kilo's) but I have heard of bigger ones being taken.

This is a must look and see destination. It takes many dives to see it all. then many more to see it all again and again.