Reef Dive | Boat access
Depth: 5 m (16 ft) to 10 m (33 ft)
Level: Advanced Open Water and beyond
Jubilee Point is located near Sorrento on the back beaches of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria facing south-west into Bass Strait. It separates St Pauls Beach to the west and Diamond Bay to the east. There are many curving gutters and alley ways around the reefs.
Jubilee Point is best as a boat dive, however, there are intrepid souls who like to dive and snorkel from the shore here.
Location: Sorrento, Victoria 3943
MELWAY Ref: Page 157 A11
Parking: There is a small car park at the end of St Pauls Road, Sorrento. Before gearing up check out the water. If you see lots of white water, head on home.
Warning: This is a very dangerous place in the wrong conditions. It is affected by rips, currents, swell and strong winds. It's very important to keep an eye on the sea conditions throughout the dive as they could change quickly. Always go with a buddy and be extremely careful. Experienced divers and snorkellers only.
Entry/Exit: You'll need to head east and clamber over rocks to get down to the area to the east of St Pauls Rock. From there you can enter the water and explore Jubilee Point further to the east.
To dive here it must be calm with flat seas and very little to no swell. The only acceptable winds are light northerly to north-easterly. Very little swell (less than 6 ft, with periods of 10s or more) which generally means 3-4 days of northerly to north-easterly winds prior to diving here.
See WillyWeather (Jubilee Point) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
Back Beach Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any dive on the Back Beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-the-back-beaches before diving or snorkelling this site.
See also, Saint Paul's Road and Jubilee Point in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 114.
Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes parts of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-west, down to Wilson's Promontory in the south-east, including the Mornington Peninsula, French Island and Phillip Island, plus Western Port. We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.
Jubilee Point Location Map
Latitude: 38° 21.317′ S (38.355278° S / 38° 21′ 19″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.150′ E (144.735833° E / 144° 44′ 9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-09 12:58:11 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: St Pauls Rock, 361 m, bearing 337°, NNW
Sorrento, Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 5 to 10 m.
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