Shore Dive | Shore access
Depth: 2 m (6.56 ft) to 5 m (16 ft)
Point Ormond Reef is a snorkelling and diving adventure out to a reef off from Point Ormond in Elwood, facing west into Port Phillip.
Point Ormond is the northern end of the 1300 metre long Elwood Beach. The Elwood Sailing Club and the Elwood Life Saving Club are on Elwood Beach south of Point Ormond. There is a PWC prohibited zone that starts at Point Ormond running south.
Follow the breakwater out, then turn right and follow the reef out in the same direction as the beach, roughly north-west. While the reef is quite shallow on top, the sides will see you in depths of three to five metres.
Location: Point Ormond Road, Elwood, Victoria 3184
MELWAY Ref: Page 67 A3
Parking: There is a car park near the Elwood Park and Elwood Foreshore Reserve on the Port Phillip side of Ormond Esplanade between Buff Avenue and Normandy Road. Parking is metered so please make sure you get a ticket.
Warning: Always go with a buddy and be careful. There can be plenty of boat traffic so always tow a buoy with a dive flag displayed.
Entry/Exit: From the car park, walk along the beach and enter the water when you get to the break wall at the northern end.
Ideal Conditions: Point Ormond Reef is best dived with light north-easterly to south-easterly winds. Avoid diving with strong southerly to northerly winds. Just before the high tide will give the clearest water.
See WillyWeather (Elwood) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
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.
Point Ormond Reef Location Map
Latitude: 37° 52.978′ S (37.88297° S / 37° 52′ 58.69″ S)
Longitude: 144° 58.598′ E (144.976639° E / 144° 58′ 35.9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-30 13:24:29 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-09 21:33:22 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: St Kilda Pier, 2,168 m, bearing 341°, NNW
Elwood, Bayside, Port Phillip.
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
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