Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - The "Whorehouse"
My imagination did not fail me at this Jervis Bay dive site, this site really does match its name. Located just to the north of Point Perpendicular and just south of The Arch, the site consists of an enormous flattish rock which rests on a number of "columns" creating a dozen or more entrances and a huge open room and central pillar. The more descriptive name is very appropriate (so I am told!), as it looks like doors are leading off a main room.
To locate this spot, to 35° 05' 15"S 150° 48' 56"E (using AUS66 as datum - see my GPS Page for more details) which is only 30 metres or so off the point to the south of The Arch. Before you run in to the west towards the main cliff (be about 50 metres off the point), look to the north-west and you will see at the top of the cliff about a kilometre away, a feature that looks like a Red Indian's face. Run in till this face just disappears behind the closest point and anchor. This should put you over The Whorehouse.
As you descend you will see some huge boulders. The highest one is just to the north of The Whorehouse. Go towards this area and you should see one of the many entrances. After entering one, you can swim around inside (a sort of U-shaped cavern) and can exit out any one of the many exits. It is quite an eerie dive in the right light conditions, with sun steaming into some of the entrances at certain times.
There can be prolific fishlife in the cavern area, sweep, pike, yellowtail as well as many species of leatherjackets. It is one of the better dives you will ever do. There is also good fishlife around the Whorehouse.
It is an easy swim to the cliff face from this site and the last part of your dive can be spent in the shallower water where there are more swim-throughs and overhangs.
The depth of The Whorehouse dive site goes from 20 metres down to 26 metres and even shallower if you go to the cliff face.