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McGregor Rock, Quiet Corner
McGregor Rock, Quiet Corner
© Phil Watson

This diving and snorkelling site entry is simply a pointer to the various dive sites we have details for within the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.

Crystal clear shallow waters, sandstone reefs, sea caves, and rock pools make Ricketts Point the perfect place to discover the wonderful sea creatures of Port Phillip. The beach, when patrolled, is a safe place for kids to swim. Grab your snorkel to meet zebrafish or even a friendly Port Jackson Shark.

Experienced divers and snorkelers can explore the offshore sandstone reefs and sea caves that are unique to this area.

The Tea House Reef North area is the main snorkeling location in the sanctuary.

McGregor Rock, Quiet Corner (called that for good reason) can sometimes be a good spot when other places are blown out.


Beneath the Waves at Ricketts Point — Join Jack Breedon for this calming journey underwater at Ricketts Point,
to discover the beautiful marine life that is just on the doorstep of Melbourne's CBD.

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

This dive site is located within Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. There are actually a number of diving and snorkelling sites here including:

Ricketts Point Bathymetry
Ricketts Point Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary is on the north-east coast of Port Phillip and is approximately 20 km from Melbourne CBD. It abuts the Bayside City Council Foreshore Reserve from Table Rock Point in Beaumaris to Quiet Corner in Black Rock. It extends from the high water mark to approximately 450 m offshore.

Aboriginal tradition indicates that the sanctuary is part of Country of Boon Wurrung people.

See also Beaumaris Yacht Club Webcam,
Parks Victoria: Rickett's Point Marine Sanctuary,
Park Note: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary — December 2003,
Marine Care Rickett's Point,
Marine Care Ricketts Point Fish Identification Chart,
Snorkelling Bayside: An Introduction to Snorkelling in the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary and Nearby Waters,
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary Visitor Guide by Parks Victoria — March 2019,
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary Management Plan — November 2005,
The Urban Sanctuary. Algae and Marine Invertebrates of Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary,
iNaturalist Ricketts Point Check List,
Taxonomic Toolkit for the Marine Life of Port Phillip Bay,
How To Assess Visibility Before Heading To Snorkel Sites In Port Phillip / Western Port — by Simon Mustoe, 20 January 2022,
snorkelling-intertidal-zone.

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary Map
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary Map | Source: Parks Victoria — Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary Management Plan, November 2005, page 67

You are not permitted to carry a spear gun while snorkelling or scuba diving in Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.

Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country
Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country

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.

 

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary Location Map

Latitude: 37° 59.408′ S   (37.990137° S / 37° 59′ 24.49″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.712′ E   (145.028531° E / 145° 1′ 42.71″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-12-10 16:34:57 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-10 12:38:44 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Tea House Bay, Ricketts Point, 101 m, bearing 174°, S
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Beaumaris, Bayside, Port Phillip.
Depth: 1 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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