Nepean Bay Inner West

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Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Depth: 1 metre (3.3 feet) to 5 metres (16 feet)

Level: Snorkelling, Open Water and beyond.

Located at the Western end of Nepean Bay, situated on the north side of Point Nepean, this reef dive site features a series of detached reefs in shallow water. This reef area feature deep undercuts and is full of marine life and a large variety of fish species. Port Jackson sharks can be found in the breeding season in quite large numbers, sheltering under these deep crevices.

This shallow site is great for both snorkellers and scuba divers. However, the site can only be accessed by boat, as shore diving is prohibited at Point Nepean. The site is exposed to tidal influences and is best dived on the ebb tide.

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (PDF 1.4 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 7.72 MB), and
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 16.34 MB).

Latitude: 38° 18.247′ S   (38.304122° S / 38° 18′ 14.84″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.351′ E   (144.655847° E / 144° 39′ 21.05″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2020-05-17 02:27:50 GMT, Last updated: 2020-05-17 04:55:11 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Nepean Bay Inner East - Radar, 272 m, bearing 92°, E
Depth: 1 to 5 m.

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