There are a lot of considerations to be made for dive site selection near Melbourne. We've put together a comprehensive set of resources to help you decide. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/dive-site-selection.htm
The resources cover:
- Weather, Tides, Conditions etc.
- Melbourne Web Cams
- Melbourne Dive Sites
- Melbourne Dive Site GPS Marks
- Diving in Melbourne Currents
- Diving the Back Beaches
There is even a list of Facebook Resources for Melbourne Dive Sites. You can use them to find a dive buddy, learn about current conditions at dive sites, and a lot more.
Please Remember: If the dive site conditions cause any doubt, use your best judgement and avoid diving in areas that are suspect. You can always come back another day.
Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.