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Ricketts Point

Shore DiveShore Dive | Shore access

Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Ricketts Point
Ricketts Point
© Visit Victoria

Depth: 2 metres (6.6 feet) to 8 metres (26 feet)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Ideal Conditions:
Best dived in anything but a southerly. Just before high tide will give the clearest water. See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

What To Expect:
Ricketts Point is a 115 hectare marine sanctuary located at Black Rock, Beaumaris on the Eastern side of Port Phillip.

Rickett's Point has easy access to a wide shallow reef. This is a great site for beginners and night dive enthusiasts. There are a number of separate dive sites along the cliffy foreshore. It's so close to the city, thus very convenient for those living in Melbourne. Great for getting back in the water, a night dive after work, or just an excuse to get wet!

The fish life is quite varied. Snapper, flathead, octopus and stingrays are seen here on a regular basis.

Entry is slightly west of the lookout via the beach below. Best direction to head is southeast towards the boat beacon to take you onto the edge of the reef. If you head further round the cliff it will take you to Table Rock (about 4-5 m of water), you can follow it right round to the sea wall if you like. Just make sure you have enough air. The surface swim back is much harder then underwater.

If you park across the road, be careful crossing the road in all you gear as the cars come past very quickly. Always take a dive flag!

See also Parks Victoria: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Ricketts Point Marine National Park Notes, and
Marine Care Ricketts Point.

Beaumaris Bay Map
Beaumaris Bay Map | © Parks Victoria

Latitude: 37° 59.662′ S   (37.994362° S / 37° 59′ 39.7″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.861′ E   (145.031022° E / 145° 1′ 51.68″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-02 02:41:30 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Table Rock Reef, 690 m, bearing 111°, ESE
Depth: 2 to 8 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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