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Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point

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

Rickett's Point
Ricketts Point
© Visit Victoria

Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Triangle Reef (aka South Triangle Reef) at Ricketts Point, is a popular diving and snorkelling site suited to beginners and night diving enthusiasts. It's located within the 115 hectare Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary in north-eastern Port Phillip. The Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point dive site faces south-west into Watkins Bay, located between Middle Reef to the west, and Table Rock Point to the east.

Adults can wander out across the mostly exposed reef to the point and monitor younger snorkellers.

Diving and Snorkelling at Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point

Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point
Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point
© Phil Watson

Triangle Reef is a wide shallow reef surrounding the actual Ricketts Point. The fish life is quite varied. Snapper, Flathead, Octopus, and Stingrays are seen here on a regular basis.

It's a rather long shallow snorkel out to a reef line, then across to the Triangle Reef area and back in. Don't try to shortcut coming home as you will run aground. (Try and avoid any unnecessary trampling on our reefs). Also, it can be tricky to safely exit the dive near the triangle marker due to sharp rocks.

Triangle Reef is 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!

Triangle Reef Dive Site Map
Triangle Reef Dive Site Map | © The Scuba Doctor
Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point Parking
Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point Parking
© Google Street View

Location: Beach Road, Beaumaris, Victoria 3193
MELWAY Ref: Page 86 C9

Parking: There is plenty of parking nearby, off Beach Road. Parking fees are payable at ticket vending machines. Before gearing up check out the water. If you see lots of white water, head on home.

Facilities: There is a toilet nearby. There are also showers on Beaumaris Beach, just past the Beaumaris Life Saving Club.

Warning: Always go with a buddy and carry a dive knife. Make sure you tow a dive buoy with dive flag.

Entry/Exit: The entry and exit is from the beach in front of the Beaumaris Life Saving Club.

Ideal Conditions: Triangle Reef at Ricketts Point is best dived with offshore northerly to north-easterly winds. Avoid diving with strong onshore south-easterly to south-westerly winds. Just before the high tide will give the clearest water. See WillyWeather (Ricketts Point) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

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.

 

Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point Location Map

Latitude: 37° 59.682′ S   (37.994702° S / 37° 59′ 40.93″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.957′ E   (145.032615° E / 145° 1′ 57.41″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-23 22:49:56 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Middle Reef, Ricketts Point, 297 m, bearing 307°, NW
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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