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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,431 contributions
Apr 2019
We visited here as part of a seal cruise with WaterMaarq and it was amazing. We hopped in the water to go snorkeling and saw an array of marine life include a mantra ray. But the highlight was the juvenile seals sunbathing on rocks who jumped into water with us
Written 6 April 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,764 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This man made base of a fort commenced in the 1880's to fortify Port Phillip Bay was never completed. Bluestone blocks were dumped into 12 meters of water to form an area believed to be about 4 HA. It is now a haven for birds.
Written 30 September 2018
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Terry M
Stawell, Australia46 contributions
Jun 2018
Australia's smallest marine park is well worth a visit, lots of marine life and an interesting history.
Written 10 July 2018
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Fred Nerk
Vermont South, Australia181 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
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. It’s protected from strong currents and is popular with snorkellers as it is an uncompleted foundation for an island fort quite near to the heads of Port Philip bay.
Written 31 January 2018
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,764 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
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 some 7 KM from the heads and 3 KM from Queenscliff. The same engineers and construction company built the Fort at Queenscliff however the Pope's Eye was never completed as technology changed and there was no need for such a fort. It is now a haven for birds.
Written 18 October 2017
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Thomas A
Melbourne, Australia311 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
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 with plenty of birds & seals to be found resting above the water on the rocks.
Inside the 'horse-shoe' the water is only 1-2 meters deep with a sandy bottom.
Around the outside edge, the water can drop down to 12 meters.
Tides are pretty important when diving this location. Popes Eye is a very nice, easy dive spot and worth a visit.
Written 18 September 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,764 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
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 and various birds.
Written 1 July 2017
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OzBee
Bangkok, Thailand385 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
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 is a forest of kelp as well as sandy bottom there. Fish life is plentiful and this is one of the most popular diving spots around Melbourne. The dive operators also offer night diving at Popes Eye, take a torch and look at the area with a very different nocturnal range of sea creatures.
Written 25 December 2016
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Brett Styles
Woombye, Australia264 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
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 around 6 meters. Current is usually a little strong as you hit the turn around point.
Written 8 May 2016
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kazebear
Bendigo, Australia380 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
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 sealife and plants! well worth the trip out here!
Written 21 April 2016
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