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Pope's Eye

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Port Phillip Bay, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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“sandy bottom” (2 reviews)
“foundation” (3 reviews)
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Port Phillip Bay, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited by private speed boat out of Sorrento and found around 7 boats already moored in the eye. It’s quite interesting to visit and see all the breeding Gannets and the occasional cormorant. The water is about 2m deep and quite clear and warm....More

Thank Craig L
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

The Pope's Eye is best seen from the west direction Sea Road Ferry (Sorrento to Queenscliff) . It was built in the 1880's by dumping bluestone rocks on a sand bar 12 meter deep as a foundation for a Fort to protect Port Phillip Bay...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Popes Eye is a man-made horse shoe shaped rock formation that was the foundations for an island fort that was never finished. Today it's a great location (~3kms from Queenscliffe) for beginner divers with a nice array of sea life on the outer edge and...More

Thank Stuart A
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

The Queenslcliff Sorrento Ferry can go quite close to this rock structure that was originally intended as a fort to protect Port Phillip Bay but never completed and now a mound of granite rocks in the middle of the bay that is popular with divers...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed December 25, 2016

Popes Eye can be accessed from either Portsea or Queenscliff. A man made lagoon, the centre of the lagoon where many of the boats dock is a safe place for snorkelling, although not very interesting. Outside the lagoon the water depth drops rapidly and the...More

Thank OzBee
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

An easy dive with a wall to follow outside the eye in bot directions. Plenty of fish life in the day and an abundance of iridescent cow fish at night. Snorkelers can enjoy a shallow dive 2-3 metres inside the eye with divers outside getting...More

Thank Brett S
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

have boated here a few times but on our last occasion there where no other boats anchored and we discovered a reef that goes right around the popes eye where the boats are normally anchored the depth was great and I saw the most amazing...More

1  Thank kazebear
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Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a very popular dive site due to the calmer waters of the Bay. There are several options to get out there, whether a dive club or the snorkel tours at Queenscliffe Harbour you will be well looked after. Keep an eye out for...More

Thank WayneAP
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Reviewed February 2, 2016

We visited with a group on a tour, but enjoyed the sheltered water to snorkel and see the kelp and surprisingly colourful reef fish as well as the Gannets and Black-Faced Cormorants resting or nesting on the rocks.

Thank SueMAustralia
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

Popes Eye is a favourite location of divers and snorkelers cause of the protection it provides from tidal currents and because of this many "SCUBA Clubs" find to use this site for "Beginners" first open water dive("Like myself'). It is a fascinating dive and snorkel...More

Thank A T
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