The Springs, Lonsdale Bay

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

The Springs
The Springs | © Phil Watson

Depth: 0 metre (0 foot) to 5 metres (16 feet)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

The Springs dive site is located at the end of Lawrence Road, Point Lonsdale in Lonsdale Bay on the Bellarine Peninsula. There is a convenient carpark and it's a short distance to the water. Offshore from here is an expanse of shallow reef with a few big bommies and good fish life.

As the site is sheltered and has only mild currents, it's often used as a training dive site. Pretty undiveable with any waves. Best done at high tide for extra depth.

See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (PDF 1.4 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 7.72 MB), and
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 16.34 MB).

Latitude: 38° 16.565′ S   (38.276083° S / 38° 16′ 33.9″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.212′ E   (144.6202° E / 144° 37′ 12.72″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-29 00:07:41 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Lonsdale Wall Shallow, 1,421 m, bearing 140°, SE
Depth: 0 to 5 m.

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