Portarlington Pier

Pier DivePier Dive | Shore access

Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Portarlington Pier
Portarlington Pier | © Phil Watson

Depth: 2 metres (6.6 feet) to 5 metres (16 feet)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Portarlington Pier on the Bellarine Peninsula is best dived at high tide for extra depth under the pier. The sheltered, sandy site makes a nice night dive. You'll probably spend most of your time exploring the outer wall, but beware of fishing lines and take a good dive knife.

Artificial reef at Portarlington Pier
Portarlington Pier

Protected from southerly winds. See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

Don't forget to check out the artificial reef 40 to 70 metres seaward of Portarlington Pier's rock wall section. The reef consists of 99 hollow dome shaped reef modules of different sizes arranged in three reef complexes of 33 reef modules each. The reef modules range between 170 and 340 kg in weight and 50 to 60 cm height, and have numerous external openings to allow movement of currents and fish through the modules.

Latitude: 38° 6.752′ S   (38.112541° S / 38° 6′ 45.15″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.109′ E   (144.651819° E / 144° 39′ 6.55″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-01 05:02:39 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Steeles Rocks, Portarlington, 1,175 m, bearing 87°, E
Depth: 2 to 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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