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Pope's Eye

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Port Phillip Bay, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ET3121
Reviewed September 29, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Australia's smallest marine park is well worth a visit, lots of marine life and an interesting history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 697terrym
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank FNerk63
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Oldjack
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Thomas A
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Oldjack
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank OzBee
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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank InspiredOz
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

Date of experience: February 2016
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