Wall Dive | Shore access
Depth: 2 m (6.56 ft) to 15 m (49 ft)
Pyramid Rock is an epic shore dive on the south coast of Phillip Island, looking out into Bass Strait. While a boat here is easier and safer, it can also be a great shore dive if you have the skills, endurance and sea sense required.
There are entry points to the western and eastern sides of the promontory. There's not much of interest to see in Storm Bay on the western side, so it's best to enter from the eastern side. There is a shallow cobble beach protected from most winds, except strong easterlies.
It's a long way out to Pyramid Rock itself. There are steep kelp-covered walls, boulders, and ledges covered in sponges, sea stars, molluscs, zoanthids and gorgonians. Port Jackson sharks, kingfish, morwong, pike, wrasse, boarfish, old wives, catsharks, bullseyes and leather jackets can be seen.
Location: Ventnor, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922
MELWAY Ref: Page 731 J9
Emergency Beach Location: A9
Parking: At the southern end of Pyramid Rock Road, Phillip Island you will find a car parking area. It's a long walk from the car park along the wooden pathway to the lookout.
Entry/Exit: Best dived from a boat, but it makes for an epic shore dive with strengh, endurance, patience and good sea sence required. From the lookout you make your way down to the eastern cobble beach to enter.
Ideal Conditions: Best to head out early in the morning on a day with calm seas and no wind, or steady offshore notherly winds. Best at high tide. WillyWeather (Pyramid Rock) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
See also, Pyramid Rock in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 148–149.
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.
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.
Pyramid Rock Location Map
Latitude: 38° 31.692′ S (38.5282° S / 38° 31′ 41.52″ S)
Longitude: 145° 13.338′ E (145.2223° E / 145° 13′ 20.28″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-09 14:52:31 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-14 14:59:27 GMT
Source: Google earth
Nearest Neighbour: George Kermode, 2,135 m, bearing 66°, ENE
Depth: 2 to 15 m.
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