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Orr Point

Reef Dive Reef Dive | Shore access Shore access

Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site

Depth: 5 m (16 ft)

Level: Advanced Open Water and beyond

Orr Point lies to south-east of Orr Point Beach, a 300 metre long back beach of Rye on the Mornington Peninsula. At Orr Point, intertidal rocks and reef flats front most of the beach, with only a small area of direct access to the surf. The beach is only active at high tide and is backed by both sand dunes and calcarenite bluffs. Waves break over the continuous outer reefs, causing the wave height at the shore to be lowered.

You can head south-east from Orr Point Beach to explore around Orr Point and points further along the coast. Or you can head south-west towards Number Sixteen.

Orr Point Parking
Orr Point Parking
© Google Street View

Location: Rye, Victoria 3941
MELWAY Ref: Page 168 A12

Parking: There is limited car parking available at the end of Avon Road, Rye. From the car park you take the foot track south-west where you'll eventually come to Orr Point Beach.

Entry/Exit: From Orr Point Beach.

The whole area is very exposed to southerly swells and very calm conditions are required for safe diving. See WillyWeather (No. 16 Beach) 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.

Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country
Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country

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.


Orr Point Location Map

Latitude: 38° 23.913′ S   (38.398556° S / 38° 23′ 54.8″ S)
Longitude: 144° 47.839′ E   (144.797317° E / 144° 47′ 50.34″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2022-03-24 17:45:15 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-27 17:21:33 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Number Sixteen, 937 m, bearing 313°, NW
Rye, Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 5 m.

DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.


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