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Right Point, Cat Bay

Reef Dive Reef Dive | Shore access Shore access

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

Cat Bay, Phillip Island
Cat Bay, Phillip Island | © Unknown

Depth: 2 m (6.56 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)

Right Point, Cat Bay on the western side of Phillip Island is a popular surfing spot. However, with the right conditions, it's also a great snorkelling and diving location.

Right Point looks out to the north-west with Cat Bay to the east and Sealers Cove to the south-west. The dive here is about exploring the small offshore reefs around Right Point.

There are old jetty pylons further to the north in Cat Bay which can be worth fossicking around, but it's a long way to get there and back.

Cat Bay was named by George Bass in January 1798 because he lost his cat here (Phillip Island Historical Society).

Cat Bay Looking North
Cat Bay Looking North | © Unknown

Location: Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922
MELWAY Ref: Page 731 C7
Emergency Beach Location: A16

Parking: Head west on Ventnor Road and just past the Phillip Island Penguin Parade area you'll find the Right Point car park on the northern side of the road. There are wooden steps down onto the beach.

Right Point Steps
Right Point Steps | © Unknown

Entry/Exit: It's best to enter from the beach at the foot of the wooden steps from the car park, on the northern side of Right Point. However, some people prefer to follow the path west from the car park and enter from the beach on the southern side of Right Point. Some divers like to enter on one side and exit on the other side.

Ideal Conditions: Best with calm seas and offshore south-easterly winds at high tide. WillyWeather (Cat Bay) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

See also, Right Point, Cat Bay in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 155.

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.


Right Point, Cat Bay Location Map

Latitude: 38° 30.330′ S   (38.505502° S / 38° 30′ 19.81″ S)
Longitude: 145° 8.420′ E   (145.140328° E / 145° 8′ 25.18″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2022-03-14 14:51:25 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-27 16:39:24 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Flynns Reef, 1,127 m, bearing 41°, NE
Summerlands, Phillip Island, Western Port.
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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