Reef Dive | Shore access
Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 9 m (30 ft)
Level: Open Water and beyond.
Point Roadknight, North is a diving and snorkelling site with many interesting options on the north-eastern side of Point Roadknight at Anglesea off the Great Ocean Road (B100) on Victoria's Surf Coast facing east into Bass Strait. Point Roadknight and its reef protrude 500 metres to the east and protects Anglesea Bay from the force of the south-westerly swells and storms in Bass Strait.
At Point Roadknight, the coast turns 180° and runs due west for 4 km, before finally swinging to the south in the lee of Urquhart Bluff. In the vicinity of the point, calcarenite reefs dominate, and right on the southern side of the point is the 100 metres long, south facing Point Roadnight Beach. Beyond this beach, the shoreline continues west uninterrupted to Urquhart Bluff.
On the northern side of Point Roadknight there is a 700 metre long beach facing east. It lies between the slippery Soapy Rocks (to the north) and the point. Beware of the slippery rocks which are a hazard to walk on. There is road access to the back of the beach, a large car park, a boat ramp and a yacht club. Waves reaching the beach average less than 1 metre, which results in a continuous, attached bar and usually no rips.
If the conditions at Point Roadknight, South aren't calm enough, often Point Roadknight, North is still okay. However, conditions need to be flat and calm to dive or snorkel safely. From beach marker 95W, head east along the rock platform until you find a suitable place to enter the water in amongst the shallow platforms.
Once in the water, head east towards the tip of Point Roadknight and explore the limestone reefs, gullies and ledges there in 2–3 metres of waters. If conditions are suitable, you can also explore the reef zone in 4–8 metres of water and even follow the main reef as it heads 500 metres further east.
Location: Angelsea, Victoria 3230
MELWAY Ref: Page 514 D12
Beach Marker: 95W
Parking: When heading south from Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road (B100), turn left onto Third Avenue which becomes Eighth Avenue and follow it south-east until it intersects with Melba Parade. Here you'll find a parking area which is good if you intend to dive from both the southern and north-eastern sides of Point Roadknight. Before gearing up check out the water. If you see lots of white water, head on home.
Entry/Exit: Gear up and walk from beach marker 95W onto the rock shelf and as far east as you want to go. Enter the water from the rock shelf.
Warning: This is a highly hazardous area when the conditions aren't perfect. Always go with a buddy and be extremely careful. Experienced divers and snorkellers only.
Ideal Conditions: Only attempt to dive or snorkel here if conditions are very calm with little wind, flat seas, and no swell. Point Roadnight points east, so is best dived with light offshore winds. See WillyWeather (Point Roadnight) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
Bass Strait Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any shore or boat dive in Bass Strait on Victoria's coastline. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-in-bass-strait before diving or snorkelling this site.
See also Point Roadknight in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 35..
Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes the coastline of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-east, the Bellarine Peninsula, and down to Cape Otway in the south-west. We wish to acknowledge the Wathaurong 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 Roadknight, North Location Map
Latitude: 38° 25.662′ S (38.427708° S / 38° 25′ 39.75″ S)
Longitude: 144° 11.061′ E (144.184354° E / 144° 11′ 3.67″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2022-04-05 17:14:43 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-06 14:46:47 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Roadknight, South, 473 m, bearing 247°, WSW
Anglesea, Surf Coast.
Depth: 1 to 9 m.
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