Melbourne Shore Dives

Melbourne Shore Dives by The Scuba Doctor

With two large ports (Port Phillip and Western Port) plus an ocean coastline nearby, Melbourne always has plenty of magnificent shore diving and snorkelling locations on offer regardless of the weather conditions and season.

It all starts on the Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay, south of Melbourne on the Western side of Port Phillip. Cottage By The Sea Reef, in Lonsdale Bay, is a great shore dive.

Melbourne's popular beaches and marine protected areas along the shores and 260 kilometres (162 miles) coastline of Port Phillip have many great wonders to be found by intrepid snorkellers and scuba divers. The natural beauty and local marine life to be found is simply amazing.

South of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, more than 100 different species of nudibranchs have been sighted under Blairgowrie Pier. You'll more than likely come across seahorses at Rye Pier and weedy sea dragons at Portsea Pier.


"Who would believe.. this is Melbourne!" by David Bryant, SeaPics

Experienced and adventurous divers can also check out the rugged shores of Melbourne's Back Beaches on the Nepean Peninsula, where the land meets the often wild seas of Bass Strait. Diamond Bay and others are probably the best shore diving sites in the whole of Victoria, but can only be accessed when conditions are just right. See also, Diving the Back Beaches.

Finally, there are some unique dive sites in Western Port. Flinders Pier is a popular choice, especially when you want to take a look at weedy sea dragons. See also, Weedy Seadragons Melbourne.

Such a wide variety of dive locations and so many choices. And it's all cheaply accessible by scuba diving or snorkelling at these great shore dive sites close to Melbourne.

Contact us on 03 5985 1700 for further information including recommendations for appropriate dive sites according to weather conditions.

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The shore dives on this page are divided up into sections, the same way as in the reference book 'Shore Dives of Victoria', plus extra sections.


 

Discovery Coast
— South Australian Border to Port Fairy

Regia

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 20.707′ S   (38.345116° S / 38° 20′ 42.42″ S)
Longitude: 141° 36.453′ E   (141.607558° E / 141° 36′ 27.21″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-07-26 14:52:22 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 00:43:24 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Portland Lee Breakwater, 281 m, bearing 56°, NE
Portland Harbour, Discovery Coast, Victoria.
Two-Masted Wooden Brig.
Built: Cochin, India, 1835.
Sunk: 16 November 1860.
Depth: 2 m.
See the Regia dive site page

Portland Lee Breakwater

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.623′ S   (38.343714° S / 38° 20′ 37.37″ S)
Longitude: 141° 36.614′ E   (141.610237° E / 141° 36′ 36.85″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-07-20 19:50:13 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:03:13 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Regia, 281 m, bearing 236°, SW
Portland, Discovery Coast.
Depth: 3 to 14 m.
See the Portland Lee Breakwater dive site page

New Zealander

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 20.287′ S   (38.33812° S / 38° 20′ 17.23″ S)
Longitude: 141° 36.620′ E   (141.610341° E / 141° 36′ 37.23″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 14:10:18 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Portland Lee Breakwater, 622 m, bearing 180°, S
Portland Bay, Discovery Coast, Victoria.
Three-Masted Wooden Sailing Ship.
Built: Pictou, Canada, 1852.
Sunk: 16 December 1853.
Depth: 3 m.
See the New Zealander dive site page

Dutton Way

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 17.584′ S   (38.293072° S / 38° 17′ 35.06″ S)
Longitude: 141° 38.207′ E   (141.636776° E / 141° 38′ 12.39″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-07-22 19:25:58 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:11:01 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Nargra Reef, 1,821 m, bearing 131°, SE
Portland Bay, Discovery Coast.
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Dutton Way dive site page

The Crags

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 22.304′ S   (38.371731° S / 38° 22′ 18.23″ S)
Longitude: 142° 6.585′ E   (142.109745° E / 142° 6′ 35.08″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-07-03 02:21:50 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-24 22:34:42 GMT
Source: Google earth
Nearest Neighbour: McKechnie Craig Bommie, 3,018 m, bearing 128°, SE
Discovery Coast.
Depth: 8 to 10 m.
See the The Crags dive site page


 

Shipwreck Coast
— Port Fairy to Moonlight Head

Pea Soup Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 23.558′ S   (38.392635° S / 38° 23′ 33.49″ S)
Longitude: 142° 13.991′ E   (142.233186° E / 142° 13′ 59.47″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-22 12:03:54 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-24 23:09:30 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Essington, 1,107 m, bearing 55°, NE
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 5 m.
See the Pea Soup Beach dive site page

Essington

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 23.217′ S   (38.386945° S / 38° 23′ 13″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.617′ E   (142.243612° E / 142° 14′ 37″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 06:13:47 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Thistle, Port Fairy, 320 m, bearing 359°, N
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Two-master wooden brig.
Built: Government Dockyard, Sydney, 1826.
Sunk: 3 May 1852.
Depth: 11 m.
See the Essington dive site page

Thistle, Port Fairy

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 23.044′ S   (38.384067° S / 38° 23′ 2.64″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.615′ E   (142.243583° E / 142° 14′ 36.9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-18 08:30:10 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 06:37:56 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Lydia, 216 m, bearing 27°, NNE
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Two-Masted Wooden Brigantine.
Built: Fort Gloster, Bengal, 1825.
Sunk: 25 December 1837.
See the Thistle, Port Fairy dive site page

Lydia

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.940′ S   (38.38234° S / 38° 22′ 56.42″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.684′ E   (142.244726° E / 142° 14′ 41.01″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-18 05:14:13 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 06:19:16 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Socrates, 162 m, bearing 356°, N
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Three-Masted Wooden Sailing Barque.
Built: Liverpool, UK, 1825.
Sunk: 2 February 1847.
Depth: 1 to 3 m.
See the Lydia dive site page

Socrates

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.853′ S   (38.380888° S / 38° 22′ 51.2″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.677′ E   (142.244612° E / 142° 14′ 40.6″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-18 04:06:03 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 06:18:12 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Lydia, 162 m, bearing 176°, S
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Three-Masted Wooden Sailing Barque.
Built: Scarborough, UK, 1821.
Sunk: 31 August 1843.
Depth: 1 to 3 m.
See the Socrates dive site page

Balmoral

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.535′ S   (38.375582° S / 38° 22′ 32.1″ S)
Longitude: 142° 14.876′ E   (142.247935° E / 142° 14′ 52.57″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 06:16:35 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Socrates, 657 m, bearing 206°, SSW
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Two-Masted Wooden Brigantine.
Built: Nova Scotia, 1861.
Sunk: 9 July 1868.
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Balmoral dive site page

Diana, Port Fairy

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 21.967′ S   (38.366112° S / 38° 21′ 58″ S)
Longitude: 142° 15.733′ E   (142.262222° E / 142° 15′ 44″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 06:22:27 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Balmoral, 1,631 m, bearing 229°, SW
Port Fairy, Shipwreck Coast.
Two-Masted Wooden Sailing Brig.
Built: Hobart, Tasmania, 1840.
Sunk: 1 October 1844.
See the Diana, Port Fairy dive site page

The Basin

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 21.322′ S   (38.35536° S / 38° 21′ 19.3″ S)
Longitude: 142° 20.140′ E   (142.335664° E / 142° 20′ 8.39″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-23 09:34:09 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:23:17 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Rogers Rocks, 661 m, bearing 66°, ENE
Killarney, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the The Basin dive site page

Thunder Point

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 23.974′ S   (38.399567° S / 38° 23′ 58.44″ S)
Longitude: 142° 27.798′ E   (142.4633° E / 142° 27′ 47.88″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-12 06:59:13 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:27:05 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Pickering Point, 525 m, bearing 103°, ESE
Merri Marine Sanctuary, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 5 to 20 m.
See the Thunder Point dive site page

Pickering Point

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 24.042′ S   (38.4007° S / 38° 24′ 2.52″ S)
Longitude: 142° 28.149′ E   (142.46915° E / 142° 28′ 8.94″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-07 00:52:59 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-24 23:19:27 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Middle Island, 346 m, bearing 145°, SE
Merri Marine Sanctuary, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 5 to 20 m.
See the Pickering Point dive site page

Middle Island

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 24.197′ S   (38.40328° S / 38° 24′ 11.81″ S)
Longitude: 142° 28.283′ E   (142.471376° E / 142° 28′ 16.95″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-08 09:44:04 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:48:19 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Stingray Bay, 189 m, bearing 71°, ENE
Merri Marine Sanctuary, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 3 to 15 m.
See the Middle Island dive site page

Stingray Bay

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 24.165′ S   (38.40275° S / 38° 24′ 9.9″ S)
Longitude: 142° 28.406′ E   (142.473433° E / 142° 28′ 24.36″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-05 08:59:26 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:17:01 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Middle Island, 189 m, bearing 251°, WSW
Merri Marine Sanctuary, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 5 to 12 m.
See the Stingray Bay dive site page

Old Aquarium

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 24.223′ S   (38.403719° S / 38° 24′ 13.39″ S)
Longitude: 142° 28.547′ E   (142.475775° E / 142° 28′ 32.79″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-08 06:32:31 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:54:29 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Stingray Bay, 231 m, bearing 297°, WNW
Warrnambool, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 3 to 10 m.
See the Old Aquarium dive site page

Warrnambool Breakwater Inside

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 24.125′ S   (38.40209° S / 38° 24′ 7.52″ S)
Longitude: 142° 28.670′ E   (142.477836° E / 142° 28′ 40.21″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-08 11:08:07 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 01:26:25 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Old Aquarium, 255 m, bearing 224°, SW
Lady Bay, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 3 to 9 m.
See the Warrnambool Breakwater Inside dive site page

Childers Cove

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 29.364′ S   (38.489392° S / 38° 29′ 21.81″ S)
Longitude: 142° 40.391′ E   (142.673188° E / 142° 40′ 23.48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-01 06:29:52 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:07:26 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Children, 153 m, bearing 203°, SSW
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Childers Cove dive site page

Children

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 29.439′ S   (38.490657° S / 38° 29′ 26.37″ S)
Longitude: 142° 40.349′ E   (142.672482° E / 142° 40′ 20.94″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-22 14:22:30 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Childers Cove, 153 m, bearing 23°, NNE
Childers Cove, Shipwreck Coast.
Three-Masted Wooden Sailing Barque.
Built: Liverpool, England, 1824.
Sunk: 14 January 1839.
See the Children dive site page

Murnanes Bay

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 29.426′ S   (38.49044° S / 38° 29′ 25.58″ S)
Longitude: 142° 40.584′ E   (142.6764° E / 142° 40′ 35.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-04 08:02:32 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:50:57 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Childers Cove, 303 m, bearing 292°, WNW
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 10 m.
See the Murnanes Bay dive site page

Stanhope Bay

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 30.161′ S   (38.502679° S / 38° 30′ 9.64″ S)
Longitude: 142° 41.731′ E   (142.695509° E / 142° 41′ 43.83″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-04 07:06:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:15:29 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Murnanes Bay, 2,149 m, bearing 309°, NW
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 10 m.
See the Stanhope Bay dive site page

Crofts Bay

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 35.266′ S   (38.587769° S / 38° 35′ 15.97″ S)
Longitude: 142° 50.453′ E   (142.840888° E / 142° 50′ 27.2″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-02 02:09:35 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:08:48 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Bay of Islands, 1,341 m, bearing 304°, NW
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 25 m.
See the Crofts Bay dive site page

Bay of Martyrs

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 35.922′ S   (38.598704° S / 38° 35′ 55.33″ S)
Longitude: 142° 51.561′ E   (142.859346° E / 142° 51′ 33.65″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-02 01:31:13 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 10:18:56 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Nursery Bay, 801 m, bearing 154°, SSE
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 10 m.
See the Bay of Martyrs dive site page

Falls of Halladale

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 36.428′ S   (38.607139° S / 38° 36′ 25.7″ S)
Longitude: 142° 51.434′ E   (142.857225° E / 142° 51′ 26.01″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 06:57:55 GMT
Source: Peter Ronald GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Nursery Bay, 573 m, bearing 67°, ENE
Massacre Bay, Shipwreck Coast.
Four-masted iron barque.
Built: Greenock, Scotland, 1886.
Sunk: 14 November 1908.
Depth 18 m.
See the Falls of Halladale dive site page

Nursery Bay

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 36.312′ S   (38.605195° S / 38° 36′ 18.7″ S)
Longitude: 142° 51.800′ E   (142.863334° E / 142° 51′ 48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-01 11:45:50 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:53:32 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Wild Dog Cove, 495 m, bearing 67°, ENE
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Nursery Bay dive site page

Wild Dog Cove

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 36.212′ S   (38.603525° S / 38° 36′ 12.69″ S)
Longitude: 142° 52.117′ E   (142.868616° E / 142° 52′ 7.02″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-06-01 11:02:28 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:27:48 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Nursery Bay, 495 m, bearing 247°, WSW
Peterborough, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 10 m.
See the Wild Dog Cove dive site page

Schomberg

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 37.043′ S   (38.617376° S / 38° 37′ 2.55″ S)
Longitude: 142° 53.574′ E   (142.892905° E / 142° 53′ 34.46″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:00:54 GMT
Source: GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Newfield, 1,149 m, bearing 92°, E
Curdies Inlet, Shipwreck Coast.
Three-masted wooden clipper.
Built: Aberdeen, Scotland, 1855.
Sunk: 26 December 1855.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Schomberg dive site page

Napier

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 37.248′ S   (38.620803° S / 38° 37′ 14.89″ S)
Longitude: 142° 59.376′ E   (142.989599° E / 142° 59′ 22.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-05-28 11:39:55 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:16:27 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Port Campbell Bay, 295 m, bearing 61°, ENE
Port Campbell Bay, Shipwreck Coast.
Built: Goolwa, South Australia, 1874.
Sunk: 16 September 1878.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Napier dive site page

Port Campbell Bay

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 37.171′ S   (38.619521° S / 38° 37′ 10.28″ S)
Longitude: 142° 59.555′ E   (142.992576° E / 142° 59′ 33.27″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-05-28 10:19:13 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:02:31 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Napier, 295 m, bearing 241°, WSW
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 2 to 12 m.
See the Port Campbell Bay dive site page

Thunder Cave

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Marine Park - No Fishing Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 38.756′ S   (38.645926° S / 38° 38′ 45.33″ S)
Longitude: 143° 3.602′ E   (143.060039° E / 143° 3′ 36.14″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-05-28 09:19:10 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:26:39 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Loch Ard, 496 m, bearing 159°, SSE
Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 25 m.
See the Thunder Cave dive site page

Loch Ard Gorge

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Marine Park - No Fishing Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 38.791′ S   (38.646514° S / 38° 38′ 47.45″ S)
Longitude: 143° 4.208′ E   (143.070136° E / 143° 4′ 12.49″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-05-28 09:06:03 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:40:19 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Loch Ard, 809 m, bearing 240°, WSW
Shipwreck Coast.
Depth: 1 to 25 m.
See the Loch Ard Gorge dive site page

Fiji

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 45.165′ S   (38.752754° S / 38° 45′ 9.91″ S)
Longitude: 143° 12.289′ E   (143.204811° E / 143° 12′ 17.32″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-08-16 01:15:50 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Marie Gabrielle, 327 m, bearing 117°, ESE
Moonlight Head, Shipwreck Coast.
Three-masted iron barque.
Built: Belfast, Ireland, 1875.
Sunk: 6 September 1891.
Depth: 7 m.
See the Fiji dive site page

 

The Great Ocean Road
— Cape Otway to Lorne

Marengo Reefs

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 46.630′ S   (38.777174° S / 38° 46′ 37.83″ S)
Longitude: 143° 39.837′ E   (143.663954° E / 143° 39′ 50.23″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-28 17:21:06 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:44:47 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Grange, 527 m, bearing 85°, E
Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 15 m.
See the Marengo Reefs dive site page

Grange

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 46.610′ S   (38.776837° S / 38° 46′ 36.61″ S)
Longitude: 143° 40.201′ E   (143.670015° E / 143° 40′ 12.05″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:29:43 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Marengo Reefs, 527 m, bearing 265°, W
Wooden barque, 300 ton.
Built: Scotland, 1840.
Sunk: 24 March 1858.
Depth: 5 m.
See the Grange dive site page

Casino

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 44.494′ S   (38.741569° S / 38° 44′ 29.65″ S)
Longitude: 143° 40.855′ E   (143.680918° E / 143° 40′ 51.3″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-20 01:17:21 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Grange, 4,034 m, bearing 193°, SSW
Apollo Bay, Bass Strait.
SS Casino, Iron steamship.
Built: Scotland, 1882.
Sunk: 10 July 1932.
Depth: 9 m.
See the Casino dive site page

Speculant

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 41.609′ S   (38.693484° S / 38° 41′ 36.54″ S)
Longitude: 143° 49.719′ E   (143.828649° E / 143° 49′ 43.14″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-22 06:34:45 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:13:15 GMT
Source: Shore Dives of Victoria
Nearest Neighbour: Ramsden Cave, 520 m, bearing 79°, E
Iron Sailing Barquentine.
Built: Inverkeithing, Scotland, 1895.
Sunk: 10 Feb 1911.
Depth: 4 to 6 m.
See the Speculant dive site page

Ramsden Cave

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 41.560′ S   (38.692663° S / 38° 41′ 33.59″ S)
Longitude: 143° 50.073′ E   (143.83455° E / 143° 50′ 4.38″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-23 14:33:47 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:05:59 GMT
Source: Shore Dives of Victoria
Nearest Neighbour: Speculant, 520 m, bearing 259°, W
Sea cave at Cape Patton.
See the Ramsden Cave dive site page

Osprey

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 32.100′ S   (38.535° S / 38° 32′ 6″ S)
Longitude: 143° 58.700′ E   (143.978333° E / 143° 58′ 42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-06-21 19:36:38 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Ramsden Cave, 21,527 m, bearing 215°, SW
Three Masted Wooden Sailing Schooner.
Built: Pill, England, 1834.
Sunk: 18 June 1854.
See the Osprey dive site page

 

The Surf Coast
— Airey's Inlet to Barwon Heads

Victoria Tower

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.971′ S   (38.316183° S / 38° 18′ 58.26″ S)
Longitude: 144° 22.002′ E   (144.3667° E / 144° 22′ 0.12″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:01:48 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Torquay Offshore Artificial Reef, 2,295 m, bearing 168°, SSE
Three masted iron hulled clipper, 1563 ton.
Sunk: 1869.
Depth: 8 m.
See the Victoria Tower dive site page

Orungal

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.267′ S   (38.287783° S / 38° 17′ 16.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 30.606′ E   (144.5101° E / 144° 30′ 36.36″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-15 02:05:08 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Chimney Rock, 1,635 m, bearing 201°, SSW
Steel Steamer.
Built: 1923.
Lost: 20 Nov 1940.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Orungal dive site page

Light of the Age

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.308′ S   (38.288467° S / 38° 17′ 18.48″ S)
Longitude: 144° 35.642′ E   (144.594033° E / 144° 35′ 38.52″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-15 02:11:10 GMT
Source: Book - Shipwrecks Around Port Phillip Heads GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Golden Arch, 987 m, bearing 183°, S
Wooden sailing vessel.
Sunk: 16 January 1868.
Depth: 4 to 6 m.
See the Light of the Age dive site page

 

Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay
— Point Lonsdale to Geelong

Buckleys Cave

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.562′ S   (38.292699° S / 38° 17′ 33.72″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.844′ E   (144.614067° E / 144° 36′ 50.64″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:25:34 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Glaneuse, 146 m, bearing 249°, WSW
Depth: 2 to 10 m.
See the Buckleys Cave dive site page

Point Lonsdale Kelp Forest

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 17.578′ S   (38.292968° S / 38° 17′ 34.68″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.973′ E   (144.616213° E / 144° 36′ 58.37″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:24:58 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Lonsdale Light, 135 m, bearing 343°, NNW
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Point Lonsdale Kelp Forest dive site page

Point Lonsdale Jetty

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.498′ S   (38.291637° S / 38° 17′ 29.89″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.970′ E   (144.616169° E / 144° 36′ 58.21″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 08:34:13 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Lonsdale Light, 38 m, bearing 241°, WSW
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Point Lonsdale Jetty dive site page

The Springs, Lonsdale Bay

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
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 | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:27:22 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Lonsdale Township Reef, 1,239 m, bearing 196°, SSW
Depth: 0 to 5 m.
See the The Springs, Lonsdale Bay dive site page

Cottage By The Sea Reef

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 16.341′ S   (38.272352° S / 38° 16′ 20.47″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.990′ E   (144.649837° E / 144° 38′ 59.41″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:26:29 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Shortland Bluff, 831 m, bearing 103°, ESE
Depth: 0 to 10 m.
See the Cottage By The Sea Reef dive site page

Shortland Bluff

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 16.447′ S   (38.274112° S / 38° 16′ 26.8″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.545′ E   (144.659085° E / 144° 39′ 32.71″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:28:06 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Torpedo Reef, 564 m, bearing 126°, SE
Depth: 3 to 15 m.
See the Shortland Bluff dive site page

Queenscliff Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 16.029′ S   (38.26715° S / 38° 16′ 1.74″ S)
Longitude: 144° 40.021′ E   (144.667014° E / 144° 40′ 1.25″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:17:49 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sponge Garden Drift, 878 m, bearing 184°, S
Depth: 2 to 8 m.
See the Queenscliff Pier dive site page

St Leonards Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 10.213′ S   (38.170223° S / 38° 10′ 12.8″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.246′ E   (144.720771° E / 144° 43′ 14.78″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:22:52 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Governor Reef, 1,873 m, bearing 18°, NNE
Depth: 4 to 6 m.
See the St Leonards Pier dive site page

The Pipelines, Indented Head

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 8.956′ S   (38.14926° S / 38° 8′ 57.34″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.040′ E   (144.717334° E / 144° 43′ 2.4″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:32:51 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Governor Reef, 1,049 m, bearing 121°, ESE
Depth: 1 to 4 m.
See the The Pipelines, Indented Head dive site page

Dominion

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 8.342′ S   (38.139037° S / 38° 8′ 20.53″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.810′ E   (144.713507° E / 144° 42′ 48.63″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:28:57 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Ozone, 13 m, bearing 142°, SE
Wooden barque/lighter.
Built: Quebec, Canada.
Sunk: 1925.
Depth: 2 to 4 m.
See the Dominion dive site page

Ozone

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 8.348′ S   (38.13913° S / 38° 8′ 20.87″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.816′ E   (144.713598° E / 144° 42′ 48.95″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:06:22 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Dominion, 13 m, bearing 322°, NW
Bay steamer.
Built: Glasgow, 1886.
Sunk: 1925.
Depth: 2 to 4 m.
See the Ozone dive site page

Steeles Rocks, Portarlington

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 6.727′ S   (38.112111° S / 38° 6′ 43.6″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.915′ E   (144.665242° E / 144° 39′ 54.87″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:16:13 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Portarlington Pier, 1,175 m, bearing 267°, W
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Steeles Rocks, Portarlington dive site page

Portarlington Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 6.752′ S   (38.112541° S / 38° 6′ 45.15″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.109′ E   (144.651819° E / 144° 39′ 6.55″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:17:04 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Steeles Rocks, Portarlington, 1,175 m, bearing 87°, E
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Portarlington Pier dive site page

Clifton Springs, Steamship Pier

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 8.965′ S   (38.149417° S / 38° 8′ 57.9″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.036′ E   (144.567267° E / 144° 34′ 2.16″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-30 23:58:43 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:06:35 GMT
Source: Google earth
Nearest Neighbour: Clifton Springs Piers, 599 m, bearing 228°, SW
Depth: 1 to 4 m.
See the Clifton Springs, Steamship Pier dive site page

Clifton Springs Piers

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 9.177′ S   (38.15295° S / 38° 9′ 10.62″ S)
Longitude: 144° 33.726′ E   (144.5621° E / 144° 33′ 43.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:05:27 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Clifton Springs, Steamship Pier, 599 m, bearing 48°, NE
Depth: 1 to 4 m.
See the Clifton Springs Piers dive site page

Clifton Springs, Short Pier

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 9.307′ S   (38.155123° S / 38° 9′ 18.44″ S)
Longitude: 144° 33.047′ E   (144.55079° E / 144° 33′ 2.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-31 01:18:17 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:06:02 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Clifton Springs Piers, 1,018 m, bearing 76°, ENE
Depth: 1 to 4 m.
See the Clifton Springs, Short Pier dive site page

Geelong Baths

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 8.797′ S   (38.146614° S / 38° 8′ 47.81″ S)
Longitude: 144° 22.392′ E   (144.373192° E / 144° 22′ 23.49″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:13:26 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Lightning, 843 m, bearing 302°, WNW
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Geelong Baths dive site page

Lightning

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 8.550′ S   (38.1425° S / 38° 8′ 33″ S)
Longitude: 144° 21.906′ E   (144.3651° E / 144° 21′ 54.36″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:05:40 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Cunningham Pier, Geelong, 266 m, bearing 276°, W
Sailing vessel.
Built: 1854.
Lost: 31/10/1869.
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Lightning dive site page

Cunningham Pier, Geelong

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 8.534′ S   (38.142239° S / 38° 8′ 32.06″ S)
Longitude: 144° 21.725′ E   (144.362077° E / 144° 21′ 43.48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:07:10 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Lightning, 266 m, bearing 96°, E
Depth: 3 to 10 m.
See the Cunningham Pier, Geelong dive site page

Rippleside Jetty, Geelong

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 7.719′ S   (38.128648° S / 38° 7′ 43.13″ S)
Longitude: 144° 21.438′ E   (144.357307° E / 144° 21′ 26.31″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-07-18 08:07:42 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 08:34:50 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Rippleside Pier, Geelong, 233 m, bearing 15°, NNE
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Rippleside Jetty, Geelong dive site page

Rippleside Pier, Geelong

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 7.598′ S   (38.126633° S / 38° 7′ 35.88″ S)
Longitude: 144° 21.482′ E   (144.358035° E / 144° 21′ 28.93″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:18:30 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Rippleside Jetty, Geelong, 233 m, bearing 195°, SSW
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Rippleside Pier, Geelong dive site page

Mervs Reef

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 7.228′ S   (38.120467° S / 38° 7′ 13.68″ S)
Longitude: 144° 21.658′ E   (144.360967° E / 144° 21′ 39.48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-10 08:36:50 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:46:44 GMT
Source: Victorian Fisheries Authority
Nearest Neighbour: St Helens Shellfish Reef, 98 m, bearing 14°, NNE
Artificial shellfish reef installed to improve recreational fishing.
Depth: 10 m.
See the Mervs Reef dive site page

St Helens Shellfish Reef

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 7.177′ S   (38.119617° S / 38° 7′ 10.62″ S)
Longitude: 144° 21.675′ E   (144.36125° E / 144° 21′ 40.5″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-14 04:10:56 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:14:21 GMT
Source: Parks Victoria
Nearest Neighbour: Mervs Reef, 98 m, bearing 194°, SSW
Artificial shellfish reef installed to improve recreational fishing.
Depth: 10 m.
See the St Helens Shellfish Reef dive site page

 

Port Phillip
— Point Cooke to Point Nepean

Point Cooke Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 55.781′ S   (37.929684° S / 37° 55′ 46.86″ S)
Longitude: 144° 46.367′ E   (144.772791° E / 144° 46′ 22.05″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:57:12 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Diana, Point Cooke, 1,510 m, bearing 91°, E
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Point Cooke Beach dive site page

Point Cooke Homestead

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 55.652′ S   (37.927528° S / 37° 55′ 39.1″ S)
Longitude: 144° 47.475′ E   (144.791244° E / 144° 47′ 28.48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-05 00:47:19 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:57:52 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Diana, Point Cooke, 296 m, bearing 201°, SSW
Depth: 2 to 3 m.
See the Point Cooke Homestead dive site page

Altona Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 52.384′ S   (37.873071° S / 37° 52′ 23.06″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.812′ E   (144.830199° E / 144° 49′ 48.72″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:36:10 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Seaholme Reef, Altona, 1,447 m, bearing 67°, ENE
Altona, Hobson's Bay, Port Phillip.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Altona Pier dive site page

Seaholme Reef, Altona

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 52.090′ S   (37.868162° S / 37° 52′ 5.38″ S)
Longitude: 144° 50.728′ E   (144.845464° E / 144° 50′ 43.67″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:09:56 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Altona Pier, 1,447 m, bearing 247°, WSW
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Seaholme Reef, Altona dive site page

Carmen

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 51.992′ S   (37.866533° S / 37° 51′ 59.52″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.542′ E   (144.8757° E / 144° 52′ 32.52″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-16 16:08:59 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Ester, 102 m, bearing 161°, SSE
Wooden lighter.
Built: 1879.
Sunk: 1936.
Depth: 4 m.
See the Carmen dive site page

Ester

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.044′ S   (37.8674° S / 37° 52′ 2.64″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.564′ E   (144.876067° E / 144° 52′ 33.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-09 05:48:53 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-16 16:36:45 GMT
Source: Peter Taylor
Nearest Neighbour: Carmen, 102 m, bearing 341°, NNW
Wooden Lighter.
Built: Grimstad, Norway 1886.
Sunk: 1936.
See the Ester dive site page

The Jawbone West, Williamstown

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 51.948′ S   (37.865794° S / 37° 51′ 56.86″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.843′ E   (144.880724° E / 144° 52′ 50.61″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-04 16:45:12 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:24:10 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: The Jawbone, Williamstown, 308 m, bearing 122°, ESE
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
See the The Jawbone West, Williamstown dive site page

The Jawbone, Williamstown

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.037′ S   (37.86729° S / 37° 52′ 2.24″ S)
Longitude: 144° 53.021′ E   (144.883681° E / 144° 53′ 1.25″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:24:39 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: The Jawbone West, Williamstown, 308 m, bearing 302°, WNW
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
See the The Jawbone, Williamstown dive site page

Williamstown Beach Breakwater

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Sea Urchin Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.097′ S   (37.868282° S / 37° 52′ 5.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 53.358′ E   (144.889295° E / 144° 53′ 21.46″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 01:27:03 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Williamstown Beach Rotunda, 428 m, bearing 94°, E
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Williamstown Beach Breakwater dive site page

Williamstown Beach Rotunda

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Sea Urchin Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.116′ S   (37.8686° S / 37° 52′ 6.96″ S)
Longitude: 144° 53.649′ E   (144.89415° E / 144° 53′ 38.94″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-29 10:42:15 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:28:26 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Williamstown Beach Breakwater, 428 m, bearing 274°, W
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Williamstown Beach Rotunda dive site page

Katie Cove, Williamstown

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Sea Urchin Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 52.243′ S   (37.870719° S / 37° 52′ 14.59″ S)
Longitude: 144° 53.916′ E   (144.898595° E / 144° 53′ 54.94″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-30 02:39:30 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:28:47 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Williamstown Beach Rotunda, 456 m, bearing 301°, WNW
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
See the Katie Cove, Williamstown dive site page

Point Gellibrand

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Sea Urchin Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 52.283′ S   (37.871381° S / 37° 52′ 16.97″ S)
Longitude: 144° 54.308′ E   (144.90514° E / 144° 54′ 18.5″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-16 16:18:17 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Albert William, 465 m, bearing 100°, E
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Point Gellibrand dive site page

Gem Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 51.683′ S   (37.861378° S / 37° 51′ 40.96″ S)
Longitude: 144° 54.337′ E   (144.905623° E / 144° 54′ 20.24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:11:55 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Gellibrand, 1,113 m, bearing 182°, S
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Gem Pier dive site page

Melbourne Aquarium

Other
Other
Shore access
Shore access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated
Latitude: 37° 49.264′ S   (37.821061° S / 37° 49′ 15.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 57.489′ E   (144.958158° E / 144° 57′ 29.37″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-17 15:55:55 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Lagoon Pier, 3,084 m, bearing 210°, SSW
Depth: 4 to 7 m.
See the Melbourne Aquarium dive site page

Lagoon Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated
Latitude: 37° 50.694′ S   (37.844908° S / 37° 50′ 41.67″ S)
Longitude: 144° 56.414′ E   (144.940234° E / 144° 56′ 24.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-07-17 15:52:30 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:13:47 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Kerferd Road Pier, 1,069 m, bearing 120°, ESE
Depth: 1 to 4 m.
See the Lagoon Pier dive site page

Kerferd Road Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 50.985′ S   (37.849746° S / 37° 50′ 59.09″ S)
Longitude: 144° 57.045′ E   (144.950752° E / 144° 57′ 2.71″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:13:18 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Lagoon Pier, 1,069 m, bearing 300°, WNW
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Kerferd Road Pier dive site page

St Kilda Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 51.871′ S   (37.864512° S / 37° 51′ 52.24″ S)
Longitude: 144° 58.122′ E   (144.968698° E / 144° 58′ 7.31″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:22:02 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Ormond Reef, 2,168 m, bearing 161°, SSE
Depth: 4 to 8 m.
See the St Kilda Pier dive site page

Point Ormond Reef

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 52.978′ S   (37.88297° S / 37° 52′ 58.69″ S)
Longitude: 144° 58.598′ E   (144.976639° E / 144° 58′ 35.9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-30 03:24:29 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:00:17 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: St Kilda Pier, 2,168 m, bearing 341°, NNW
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Point Ormond Reef dive site page

Middle Brighton Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 54.523′ S   (37.908713° S / 37° 54′ 31.37″ S)
Longitude: 144° 58.941′ E   (144.982345° E / 144° 58′ 56.44″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:14:17 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Middle Brighton Baths, 319 m, bearing 129°, SE
Depth: 2 to 8 m.
See the Middle Brighton Pier dive site page

Middle Brighton Baths

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 54.633′ S   (37.910545° S / 37° 54′ 37.96″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.108′ E   (144.98514° E / 144° 59′ 6.5″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-01 01:38:26 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:47:25 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Middle Brighton Pier, 319 m, bearing 309°, NW
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Middle Brighton Baths dive site page

Green Point, Brighton

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 55.588′ S   (37.926473° S / 37° 55′ 35.3″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.150′ E   (144.985837° E / 144° 59′ 9.01″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-04 13:59:27 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:15:05 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: South Road Reefs and Bommie, 382 m, bearing 130°, SE
Depth: 2 to 5 m.
See the Green Point, Brighton dive site page

South Road Reefs and Bommie

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 55.722′ S   (37.928703° S / 37° 55′ 43.33″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.349′ E   (144.989143° E / 144° 59′ 20.91″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:11:35 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Green Point, Brighton, 382 m, bearing 310°, NW
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
See the South Road Reefs and Bommie dive site page

Francis Henty

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 56.529′ S   (37.942158° S / 37° 56′ 31.77″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.540′ E   (144.992334° E / 144° 59′ 32.4″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-15 08:19:24 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: J7 Submarine, 242 m, bearing 122°, ESE
Cable layer, steamer hulk.
Built: Renfrew, Scotland, 1889.
Sunk: 1949.
Depth: 3 to 4 m.
See the Francis Henty dive site page

J7 Submarine

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 56.599′ S   (37.943317° S / 37° 56′ 35.94″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.680′ E   (144.994667° E / 144° 59′ 40.8″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-22 05:12:53 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Sandringham Pier Breakwater, 155 m, bearing 185°, S
J-Class Submarine, 1760 ton.
Built: Devonport Dee, United Kingdom, 1916.
Scuttled: 6 August 1930.
See the J7 Submarine dive site page

Sandringham Pier Breakwater

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 56.682′ S   (37.944705° S / 37° 56′ 40.94″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.669′ E   (144.99449° E / 144° 59′ 40.16″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 01:25:24 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: J7 Submarine, 155 m, bearing 5°, N
Depth: 0 to 6 m.
See the Sandringham Pier Breakwater dive site page

Sandringham Beach Reef

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 56.841′ S   (37.947358° S / 37° 56′ 50.49″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.838′ E   (144.997292° E / 144° 59′ 50.25″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-01 05:25:22 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:08:42 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sandringham Pier Breakwater, 384 m, bearing 320°, NW
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Sandringham Beach Reef dive site page

Sims Street Reef

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 57.292′ S   (37.954871° S / 37° 57′ 17.54″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.318′ E   (145.005294° E / 145° 0′ 19.06″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-11 12:25:35 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:10:33 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Southey Street Groyne, 259 m, bearing 151°, SSE
Depth: 2 to 3 m.
See the Sims Street Reef dive site page

Southey Street Groyne

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 57.415′ S   (37.956924° S / 37° 57′ 24.93″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.401′ E   (145.006685° E / 145° 0′ 24.07″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-05 07:24:47 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:12:18 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sims Street Reef, 259 m, bearing 331°, NNW
Depth: 2 to 3 m.
See the Southey Street Groyne dive site page

Black Rock Jetty, Half Moon Bay

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 58.158′ S   (37.969295° S / 37° 58′ 9.46″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.590′ E   (145.009838° E / 145° 0′ 35.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 10:27:49 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Cerberus, 274 m, bearing 321°, NW
Depth: 2 to 8 m.
See the Black Rock Jetty, Half Moon Bay dive site page

Cerberus

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 58.043′ S   (37.967382° S / 37° 58′ 2.58″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.473′ E   (145.007876° E / 145° 0′ 28.35″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-21 05:23:01 GMT
Source: Victorian Government GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Black Rock Jetty, Half Moon Bay, 274 m, bearing 141°, SE
Historic shipwreck protected zone.
Permit Required.
ex HMVS Cerberus, Iron monitor.
Built: Jarrow-on-Tyne, Britain, 1867.
Sunk: 2 September 1926.
Depth: 7 m.
See the Cerberus dive site page

McGregor Rock, Quiet Corner

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 58.959′ S   (37.982647° S / 37° 58′ 57.53″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.245′ E   (145.020747° E / 145° 1′ 14.69″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-16 12:46:18 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:45:33 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Banksia Point, Ricketts Point, 518 m, bearing 136°, SE
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the McGregor Rock, Quiet Corner dive site page

Banksia Point, Ricketts Point

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 59.160′ S   (37.986001° S / 37° 59′ 9.6″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.491′ E   (145.024845° E / 145° 1′ 29.44″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-18 15:38:07 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-24 23:18:34 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: McGregor Rock, Quiet Corner, 518 m, bearing 316°, NW
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 3 m.
See the Banksia Point, Ricketts Point dive site page

Tea House Reef North, Ricketts Point

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 59.416′ S   (37.990263° S / 37° 59′ 24.95″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.668′ E   (145.027803° E / 145° 1′ 40.09″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-15 00:13:14 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:21:25 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Tea House Reef South, Ricketts Point, 18 m, bearing 132°, SE
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Tea House Reef North, Ricketts Point dive site page

Tea House Reef South, Ricketts Point

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 59.422′ S   (37.990373° S / 37° 59′ 25.34″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.677′ E   (145.027955° E / 145° 1′ 40.64″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-17 02:35:23 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:21:47 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Tea House Reef North, Ricketts Point, 18 m, bearing 312°, NW
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Tea House Reef South, Ricketts Point dive site page

Tea House Bay, Ricketts Point

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 59.462′ S   (37.99104° S / 37° 59′ 27.74″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.719′ E   (145.028651° E / 145° 1′ 43.14″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-17 09:49:58 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:18:54 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Tea House Reef South, Ricketts Point, 96 m, bearing 320°, NW
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 4 m.
See the Tea House Bay, Ricketts Point dive site page

Middle Reef, Ricketts Point

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 59.584′ S   (37.993066° S / 37° 59′ 35.04″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.796′ E   (145.029941° E / 145° 1′ 47.79″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-18 22:53:10 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:48:54 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Tea House Bay, Ricketts Point, 252 m, bearing 333°, NNW
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 3 m.
See the Middle Reef, Ricketts Point dive site page

Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
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 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:09:48 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Middle Reef, Ricketts Point, 297 m, bearing 307°, NW
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 8 m.
See the Triangle Reef, Ricketts Point dive site page

Table Rock, Ricketts Point

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
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Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 37° 59.733′ S   (37.995558° S / 37° 59′ 44.01″ S)
Longitude: 145° 2.189′ E   (145.036491° E / 145° 2′ 11.37″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:10:25 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sea Scouts Jetty, 226 m, bearing 87°, E
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Table Rock, Ricketts Point dive site page

Sea Scouts Jetty

Shore Dive
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Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Sea Urchin Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 59.729′ S   (37.995482° S / 37° 59′ 43.74″ S)
Longitude: 145° 2.344′ E   (145.03907° E / 145° 2′ 20.65″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-17 17:39:55 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 08:36:15 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Table Rock, Ricketts Point, 226 m, bearing 267°, W
Beaumaris Bay, Port Phillip.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Sea Scouts Jetty dive site page

Keefers Boatyard

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Sea Urchin Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 37° 59.467′ S   (37.991114° S / 37° 59′ 28.01″ S)
Longitude: 145° 2.587′ E   (145.043109° E / 145° 2′ 35.19″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:37:34 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sea Scouts Jetty, 601 m, bearing 216°, SW
Beaumaris Bay, Port Phillip.
Depth: 0 to 6 m.
See the Keefers Boatyard dive site page

Mordialloc Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 0.742′ S   (38.01236° S / 38° 0′ 44.5″ S)
Longitude: 145° 5.004′ E   (145.083405° E / 145° 5′ 0.26″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:14:56 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Aspendale Rec Reef, 2,704 m, bearing 192°, SSW
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
See the Mordialloc Pier dive site page

Seaford Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 6.212′ S   (38.103532° S / 38° 6′ 12.72″ S)
Longitude: 145° 7.474′ E   (145.124561° E / 145° 7′ 28.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-21 01:59:46 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:20:38 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Tedesco Reef Seaford, 3,084 m, bearing 305°, NW
Port Phillip.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Seaford Pier dive site page

Frankston Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 8.730′ S   (38.145497° S / 38° 8′ 43.79″ S)
Longitude: 145° 6.778′ E   (145.112969° E / 145° 6′ 46.69″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:08:48 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Frankston Reef, Olivers Hill, 1,330 m, bearing 211°, SSW
Depth: 3 to 6 m.
See the Frankston Pier dive site page

Frankston Reef, Olivers Hill

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 9.342′ S   (38.155693° S / 38° 9′ 20.49″ S)
Longitude: 145° 6.302′ E   (145.105026° E / 145° 6′ 18.09″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:12:46 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Frankston Pier, 1,330 m, bearing 31°, NNE
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
See the Frankston Reef, Olivers Hill dive site page

Pelican Point Reef, Daveys Bay

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 9.733′ S   (38.162214° S / 38° 9′ 43.97″ S)
Longitude: 145° 5.441′ E   (145.090685° E / 145° 5′ 26.47″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:11:14 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Beacon Reef, Daveys Bay, 291 m, bearing 234°, SW
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Pelican Point Reef, Daveys Bay dive site page

Beacon Reef, Daveys Bay

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 9.824′ S   (38.163739° S / 38° 9′ 49.46″ S)
Longitude: 145° 5.279′ E   (145.087985° E / 145° 5′ 16.75″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 10:20:50 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Pelican Point Reef, Daveys Bay, 291 m, bearing 54°, NE
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Beacon Reef, Daveys Bay dive site page

Ranelagh Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 10.683′ S   (38.178046° S / 38° 10′ 40.97″ S)
Longitude: 145° 4.582′ E   (145.076362° E / 145° 4′ 34.9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:12:45 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Beacon Reef, Daveys Bay, 1,888 m, bearing 32°, NNE
Depth: 0 to 6 m.
See the Ranelagh Beach dive site page

Mornington Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 12.761′ S   (38.212684° S / 38° 12′ 45.66″ S)
Longitude: 145° 2.016′ E   (145.033593° E / 145° 2′ 0.93″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:15:40 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Schnapper Point, Mornington Pier, 96 m, bearing 263°, W
Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 1 to 12 m.
See the Mornington Pier dive site page

Schnapper Point, Mornington Pier

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 12.767′ S   (38.212777° S / 38° 12′ 46″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.950′ E   (145.032496° E / 145° 1′ 56.99″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:20:02 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mornington Pier, 96 m, bearing 83°, E
Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 2 to 10 m.
See the Schnapper Point, Mornington Pier dive site page

Royal Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 13.066′ S   (38.217763° S / 38° 13′ 3.95″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.987′ E   (145.033114° E / 145° 1′ 59.21″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:13:18 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Schnapper Point, Mornington Pier, 557 m, bearing 354°, N
Depth: 10 m.
See the Royal Beach dive site page

Fishermans Beach and Point Linley Reef

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 13.596′ S   (38.226605° S / 38° 13′ 35.78″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.548′ E   (145.025807° E / 145° 1′ 32.91″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 06:46:43 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Marina Cove, 116 m, bearing 152°, SSE
Depth: 5 to 10 m.
See the Fishermans Beach and Point Linley Reef dive site page

Marina Cove

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 13.652′ S   (38.227535° S / 38° 13′ 39.13″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.585′ E   (145.026413° E / 145° 1′ 35.09″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:13:52 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Fishermans Beach and Point Linley Reef, 116 m, bearing 332°, NNW
Depth: 2 to 8 m.
See the Marina Cove dive site page

Fossil Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 14.567′ S   (38.242783° S / 38° 14′ 34.02″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.648′ E   (145.027467° E / 145° 1′ 38.88″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-28 02:51:53 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:12:17 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Birdrock Beach, 653 m, bearing 178°, S
Depth: 1 to 8 m.
See the Fossil Beach dive site page

Birdrock Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 14.919′ S   (38.248655° S / 38° 14′ 55.16″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.660′ E   (145.027664° E / 145° 1′ 39.59″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-15 04:09:18 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 10:26:03 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Fossil Beach, 653 m, bearing 358°, N
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Birdrock Beach dive site page

Mount Martha, Kilburn Grove

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 16.124′ S   (38.268732° S / 38° 16′ 7.44″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.571′ E   (145.009519° E / 145° 0′ 34.27″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-29 23:10:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:16:17 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mount Martha, Deakin Drive, 1,039 m, bearing 225°, SW
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
See the Mount Martha, Kilburn Grove dive site page

Mount Martha, Deakin Drive

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 16.518′ S   (38.275304° S / 38° 16′ 31.09″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.063′ E   (145.001056° E / 145° 0′ 3.8″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:15:14 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mount Martha, Hearn Road, 822 m, bearing 217°, SW
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Mount Martha, Deakin Drive dive site page

Mount Martha, Hearn Road

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 16.871′ S   (38.281183° S / 38° 16′ 52.26″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.720′ E   (144.995338° E / 144° 59′ 43.22″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:15:29 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mount Martha, Deakin Drive, 822 m, bearing 37°, NE
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Mount Martha, Hearn Road dive site page

Mount Martha, Burdoo Way

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
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Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 17.274′ S   (38.287897° S / 38° 17′ 16.43″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.454′ E   (144.990894° E / 144° 59′ 27.22″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:14:58 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mount Martha, Stanley Crescent, 638 m, bearing 218°, SW
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Mount Martha, Burdoo Way dive site page

Mount Martha, Stanley Crescent

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 17.544′ S   (38.292395° S / 38° 17′ 32.62″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.182′ E   (144.986362° E / 144° 59′ 10.9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:16:34 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mount Martha, Ian Road, 318 m, bearing 211°, SSW
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Mount Martha, Stanley Crescent dive site page

Mount Martha, Ian Road

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 17.690′ S   (38.294837° S / 38° 17′ 41.41″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.068′ E   (144.984464° E / 144° 59′ 4.07″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:15:44 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mount Martha, Stanley Crescent, 318 m, bearing 31°, NNE
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Mount Martha, Ian Road dive site page

Cicada

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 19.519′ S   (38.325313° S / 38° 19′ 31.13″ S)
Longitude: 144° 58.524′ E   (144.975392° E / 144° 58′ 31.41″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-16 07:23:42 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-16 16:25:49 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Dromana Pier, 1,177 m, bearing 231°, SW
Cicada, Sailing Ketch.
Built: 1877.
Sunk: 9 August 1922.
Depth: 2 m.
See the Cicada dive site page

Dromana Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 19.914′ S   (38.331906° S / 38° 19′ 54.86″ S)
Longitude: 144° 57.890′ E   (144.964837° E / 144° 57′ 53.41″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:07:51 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Cicada, 1,177 m, bearing 51°, NE
Dromana, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Dromana Pier dive site page

Rosebud Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.037′ S   (38.350613° S / 38° 21′ 2.21″ S)
Longitude: 144° 54.445′ E   (144.90742° E / 144° 54′ 26.71″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:19:03 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Rosebud Reef, 1,712 m, bearing 288°, WNW
Depth: 6 to 8 m.
See the Rosebud Pier dive site page

Eivion

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.023′ S   (38.36705° S / 38° 22′ 1.38″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.412′ E   (144.823533° E / 144° 49′ 24.72″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:52:32 GMT
Source: Heritage Victoria
Nearest Neighbour: Rye Pier, 114 m, bearing 334°, NNW
Rye, Port Phillip.
Wooden Sailing Ketch.
Built: Williamstown, 1888.
Sunk: 4-5 December 1921.
Depth: 2 m.
See the Eivion dive site page

Rye Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Scallops Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 21.968′ S   (38.366125° S / 38° 21′ 58.05″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.378′ E   (144.822961° E / 144° 49′ 22.66″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:49:57 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Eivion, 114 m, bearing 154°, SSE
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Rye Pier dive site page

Barbara

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.012′ S   (38.366867° S / 38° 22′ 0.72″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.221′ E   (144.82035° E / 144° 49′ 13.26″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-05 14:49:34 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:50:48 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Rye Pier, 242 m, bearing 70°, ENE
Wooden Schooner.
Built: Exeter River, Tasmania 1841.
Sunk: 6 August 1852.
Depth: 4 m.
See the Barbara dive site page

Blairgowrie Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 21.407′ S   (38.356778° S / 38° 21′ 24.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 46.416′ E   (144.773597° E / 144° 46′ 24.95″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:56:22 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Geoffs Scallop Hole, 2,001 m, bearing 97°, E
Depth: 2 to 7 m.
See the Blairgowrie Pier dive site page

Sorrento Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.141′ S   (38.335677° S / 38° 20′ 8.44″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.753′ E   (144.745887° E / 144° 44′ 45.19″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:21:27 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sorrento Boat Moorings, 262 m, bearing 323°, NW
Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 1 to 7 m.
See the Sorrento Pier dive site page

Sorrento Boat Moorings

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 20.027′ S   (38.333778° S / 38° 20′ 1.6″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.647′ E   (144.744111° E / 144° 44′ 38.8″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 06:55:16 GMT
Source: Google Earth (Approximate location only)
Nearest Neighbour: Sorrento Pier, 262 m, bearing 143°, SE
Depth: 2 to 15 m.
See the Sorrento Boat Moorings dive site page

Point Franklin Reef

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 19.104′ S   (38.318393° S / 38° 19′ 6.21″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.166′ E   (144.719436° E / 144° 43′ 9.97″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:58:32 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Portsea Pier East Reef, 252 m, bearing 302°, WNW
Depth: 1 to 15 m.
See the Point Franklin Reef dive site page

Portsea Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 19.107′ S   (38.318444° S / 38° 19′ 6.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 42.803′ E   (144.713389° E / 144° 42′ 48.2″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:53:57 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Portsea Cray Reef, 178 m, bearing 45°, NE
Depth: 1 to 7 m.
See the Portsea Pier dive site page

Quarantine Station

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Slack Water Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 18.712′ S   (38.311874° S / 38° 18′ 42.75″ S)
Longitude: 144° 41.715′ E   (144.695252° E / 144° 41′ 42.91″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:05:02 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Quarantine Station Anchor, 574 m, bearing 14°, NNE
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.
See the Quarantine Station dive site page

Nepean Bay

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.287′ S   (38.30479° S / 38° 18′ 17.24″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.680′ E   (144.661325° E / 144° 39′ 40.77″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-14 23:59:27 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Nepean Bay Inner East - Radar, 215 m, bearing 286°, WNW
Depth: 1 to 12 m.
See the Nepean Bay dive site page

 

Back Beaches and Cape Schank
— Point Nepean to Cape Schank

Probably the best shore diving in the whole of Victoria is diving the Back Beaches of the Nepean Peninsula. These dive sites are exposed to the seas of Bass Strait and the ocean swells which has resulted in a heavily eroded underwater landscape full of caves, tunnels, gullies, swim throughs and canyons crammed with oceanic fish and marine life. You'll find a range of fish hiding within this environment like wrasse, parrot fish, whiting, abalone, rays, wobegongs, port jackon sharks and more! There is also a lot of kelp cover around these areas.

However the swell, storms, massive waves and fierce rips make these sites highly dangerous for divers except in rare flat conditions. But as all of the local divers know, when the conditions are right, the diving is magnificent!

But these are tough dive sites not for the average diver, with real problems and serious consequences if you get it wrong. Don't underestimate the problems that lie in wait, or overestimate your own abilities when diving the Back Beaches.

Winds: Diving the Back Beaches is generally only possible after several days of no winds, or several days of prolonged northerly winds. These conditions flatten out the swells.

Tides: Make all of your entries on Low Tide, or 1 to 2 hours before Low Tide. Tidal ranges on the Back Beaches are in the order of several metres. Low Tide exposes the entry and exit rock platforms you need to use.

Surf and Swells: Looking at any of the Back Beach dive sites when the surf is pounding in should convince you to forget it and head for the calmer waters of Port Phillip or Western Port. Even on days when it seems the surf and swell is low, watch the sea for at least 20-30 minutes to see what happens.

Rips: All of the Back Beach dive site are rip prone. Swimmers and divers have been drowned at these sites. Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt died in wild surf conditions at Cheviot Beach on 17 December 1967. Be aware of rips in relation to your planned dive route and make sure you surface several times during the dive to make sure you're still on course.

Platforms and Exits: The limestone platforms of the Back Beach dive sites are separated by gullies which are usually the most protected entry and exit points. Before you begin your dive, locate a few exit point options just in case conditions change while you are underwater. Always return to shore with plenty of air in reserve. It could be vital if you experience difficult conditions while exiting, or get tangled in the kelp.

See also, Diving the Back Beaches.

Sierra Nevada

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 19.790′ S   (38.329833° S / 38° 19′ 47.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 41.250′ E   (144.6875° E / 144° 41′ 15″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:09:09 GMT
Source: Book - Shipwrecks Around Port Phillip Heads GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Norwester, 278 m, bearing 106°, ESE
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Iron hulled, two deck, three masted ship, 1523 ton.
Built: Southampton, England, 1877.
Sunk: 9 May 1900.
Depth: 3 to 7 m.
See the Sierra Nevada dive site page

London Bridge

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 19.783′ S   (38.329723° S / 38° 19′ 47″ S)
Longitude: 144° 41.515′ E   (144.691916° E / 144° 41′ 30.9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:17:17 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Norwester, 151 m, bearing 232°, SW
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 5 to 7 m.
See the London Bridge dive site page

Sorrento Back Beach

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.757′ S   (38.345956° S / 38° 20′ 45.44″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.619′ E   (144.726981° E / 144° 43′ 37.13″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:03:03 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: St Pauls Rock, 946 m, bearing 138°, SE
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 6 to 20 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE, Ebb, Flood.
See the Sorrento Back Beach dive site page

St Pauls Rock

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.138′ S   (38.352292° S / 38° 21′ 8.25″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.053′ E   (144.734219° E / 144° 44′ 3.19″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:14:58 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Jubilee Point, 361 m, bearing 157°, SSE
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the St Pauls Rock dive site page

Jubilee Point

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.317′ S   (38.355278° S / 38° 21′ 19″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.150′ E   (144.735833° E / 144° 44′ 9″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 06:48:16 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: St Pauls Rock, 361 m, bearing 337°, NNW
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 5 to 10 m.
See the Jubilee Point dive site page

Diamond Bay

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.246′ S   (38.354105° S / 38° 21′ 14.78″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.534′ E   (144.742234° E / 144° 44′ 32.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:58:47 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Jubilee Point, 573 m, bearing 256°, WSW
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 1 to 10 m.
See the Diamond Bay dive site page

Koonya Ocean Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Night Dive Site Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.810′ S   (38.363504° S / 38° 21′ 48.61″ S)
Longitude: 144° 45.095′ E   (144.751577° E / 144° 45′ 5.68″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-03-24 10:20:11 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:39:42 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Spray Point Caverns, 550 m, bearing 159°, SSE
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth:1 to 5 m.
See the Koonya Ocean Beach dive site page

Spray Point Caverns

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Abalone Dive Site Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 22.088′ S   (38.368125° S / 38° 22′ 5.25″ S)
Longitude: 144° 45.230′ E   (144.753832° E / 144° 45′ 13.8″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:19:43 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Koonya Ocean Beach, 550 m, bearing 339°, NNW
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 5 to 15 m.
See the Spray Point Caverns dive site page

Bridgewater Bay

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 22.446′ S   (38.374098° S / 38° 22′ 26.75″ S)
Longitude: 144° 46.014′ E   (144.766899° E / 144° 46′ 0.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:20:21 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Pearses Beach, 919 m, bearing 139°, SE
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 4 to 8 m.
See the Bridgewater Bay dive site page

Pearses Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 22.824′ S   (38.380396° S / 38° 22′ 49.43″ S)
Longitude: 144° 46.423′ E   (144.773723° E / 144° 46′ 25.4″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:21:00 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Bridgewater Bay, 919 m, bearing 319°, NW
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 3 to 10 m.
See the Pearses Beach dive site page

Number Sixteen

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 23.567′ S   (38.392783° S / 38° 23′ 34.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 47.369′ E   (144.789483° E / 144° 47′ 22.14″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:21:36 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Craigburn, 373 m, bearing 238°, WSW
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 5 m.
See the Number Sixteen dive site page

Fingal Beach

Reef Dive
Reef Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 28.285′ S   (38.471417° S / 38° 28′ 17.1″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.878′ E   (144.8813° E / 144° 52′ 52.68″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-01-26 03:08:33 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-14 13:37:21 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Cape Schanck Cray Reef, 1,196 m, bearing 256°, WSW
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 1 to 10 m.
See the Fingal Beach dive site page

Cape Schanck West

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 29.762′ S   (38.496031° S / 38° 29′ 45.71″ S)
Longitude: 144° 53.165′ E   (144.886081° E / 144° 53′ 9.89″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:22:25 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Fingal Beach, 2,768 m, bearing 351°, N
Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 1 to 7 m.
See the Cape Schanck West dive site page

 

Flinders and Western Port
— Flinders to Hastings

The Blowhole

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 29.101′ S   (38.485013° S / 38° 29′ 6.05″ S)
Longitude: 144° 59.434′ E   (144.990563° E / 144° 59′ 26.03″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:23:08 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mushroom Reef, 2,290 m, bearing 80°, E
Depth: 3 to 11 m.
See the The Blowhole dive site page

Mushroom Reef

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 28.894′ S   (38.48157° S / 38° 28′ 53.65″ S)
Longitude: 145° 0.990′ E   (145.016506° E / 145° 0′ 59.42″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2018-01-18 00:11:17 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 17:52:03 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Flinders Back Beach, 238 m, bearing 142°, SE
Depth: 3 to 12 m.
See the Mushroom Reef dive site page

Flinders Back Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Marine Park - No Fishing Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 28.996′ S   (38.483266° S / 38° 28′ 59.76″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.090′ E   (145.018169° E / 145° 1′ 5.41″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:23:50 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mushroom Reef, 238 m, bearing 322°, NW
Depth: 4 to 8 m.
See the Flinders Back Beach dive site page

Flinders Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 28.534′ S   (38.475562° S / 38° 28′ 32.02″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.624′ E   (145.027069° E / 145° 1′ 37.45″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:57:27 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mushroom Reef, 1,137 m, bearing 233°, SW
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Flinders Pier dive site page

Point Leo

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 25.651′ S   (38.427513° S / 38° 25′ 39.05″ S)
Longitude: 145° 4.549′ E   (145.075815° E / 145° 4′ 32.93″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:24:20 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Balnarring Reef, 4,681 m, bearing 45°, NE
Depth: 3 to 8 m.
See the Point Leo dive site page

Balnarring Reef

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 23.896′ S   (38.398267° S / 38° 23′ 53.76″ S)
Longitude: 145° 6.867′ E   (145.114458° E / 145° 6′ 52.05″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-05-04 01:55:19 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 10:15:30 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Leo, 4,681 m, bearing 225°, SW
Balnarring, Western Port.
Depth: 3 to 8 m.
See the Balnarring Reef dive site page

Stony Point Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 22.331′ S   (38.372175° S / 38° 22′ 19.83″ S)
Longitude: 145° 13.471′ E   (145.224516° E / 145° 13′ 28.26″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:26:44 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Tankerton Jetty, 4,204 m, bearing 106°, ESE
Western Port.
Depth: 5 to 9 m.
See the Stony Point Pier dive site page

Tankerton Jetty

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Inside Western Port Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 22.988′ S   (38.383141° S / 38° 22′ 59.31″ S)
Longitude: 145° 16.241′ E   (145.270675° E / 145° 16′ 14.43″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-05-04 03:47:20 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 08:38:29 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Stony Point Pier, 4,204 m, bearing 286°, WNW
Depth: 3 to 8 m.
See the Tankerton Jetty dive site page

Hastings Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Night Dive Site Open Water Rated
Latitude: 38° 18.491′ S   (38.308187° S / 38° 18′ 29.47″ S)
Longitude: 145° 11.944′ E   (145.199073° E / 145° 11′ 56.66″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 03:12:37 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Red Bird, 268 m, bearing 99°, E
Hastings, Western Port.
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
See the Hastings Pier dive site page

Red Bird

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Western Port Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 18.515′ S   (38.308584° S / 38° 18′ 30.9″ S)
Longitude: 145° 12.126′ E   (145.202101° E / 145° 12′ 7.56″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-05-24 08:51:04 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:06:38 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Hastings Pier, 268 m, bearing 279°, W
Hastings, Western Port.
Steel, Steam Tug.
Built: Williamstown, Victoria 1915.
Sunk: 1940.
Depth: 0 m.
See the Red Bird dive site page

Corinella Jetty

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Inside Western Port Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 24.419′ S   (38.406989° S / 38° 24′ 25.16″ S)
Longitude: 145° 25.343′ E   (145.422375° E / 145° 25′ 20.55″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-05-04 04:20:40 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 08:32:55 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Minah, 11,936 m, bearing 228°, SW
Western Port.
Depth: 3 to 8 m.
See the Corinella Jetty dive site page

 

San Remo and Phillip Island

San Remo Jetty

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Drift Dive Site Inside Western Port Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 31.234′ S   (38.520561° S / 38° 31′ 14.02″ S)
Longitude: 145° 21.887′ E   (145.364778° E / 145° 21′ 53.2″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-05-05 01:30:24 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 08:35:36 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: San Remo Bridge, 220 m, bearing 352°, N
Depth: 3 to 8 m.
See the San Remo Jetty dive site page

San Remo Bridge

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Drift Dive Site Inside Western Port Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 31.116′ S   (38.518605° S / 38° 31′ 6.98″ S)
Longitude: 145° 21.866′ E   (145.364429° E / 145° 21′ 51.94″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-05-05 02:36:27 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:08:04 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: San Remo Jetty, 220 m, bearing 172°, S
Depth: 3 to 13 m.
See the San Remo Bridge dive site page

Newhaven Jetty

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Advanced Open Water Rated Inside Western Port Phillip Island Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 30.945′ S   (38.515746° S / 38° 30′ 56.69″ S)
Longitude: 145° 21.871′ E   (145.364519° E / 145° 21′ 52.27″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-05-05 03:28:22 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-27 08:33:31 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: San Remo Bridge, 318 m, bearing 181°, S
Depth: 2 to 10 m.
See the Newhaven Jetty dive site page

Surfies Point

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 30.553′ S   (38.509221° S / 38° 30′ 33.2″ S)
Longitude: 145° 16.907′ E   (145.281787° E / 145° 16′ 54.43″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-06 20:49:55 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:18:11 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sunderland Bay, 957 m, bearing 291°, WNW
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Surfies Point dive site page

Sunderland Bay

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 30.365′ S   (38.506081° S / 38° 30′ 21.89″ S)
Longitude: 145° 16.293′ E   (145.271548° E / 145° 16′ 17.57″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-06 20:30:56 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:17:38 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Surfies Point, 957 m, bearing 111°, ESE
Depth: 1 to 5 m.
See the Sunderland Bay dive site page

Smiths Beach

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 30.413′ S   (38.506883° S / 38° 30′ 24.78″ S)
Longitude: 145° 15.581′ E   (145.259683° E / 145° 15′ 34.86″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-09 02:50:05 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:11:02 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sunderland Bay, 1,036 m, bearing 85°, E
Phillip Island.
Depth: 2 to 14 m.
See the Smiths Beach dive site page

Cunningham Bay

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 30.486′ S   (38.5081° S / 38° 30′ 29.16″ S)
Longitude: 145° 14.395′ E   (145.239917° E / 145° 14′ 23.7″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-09 03:50:39 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:09:25 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: George Kermode, 1,442 m, bearing 162°, SSE
Depth: 2 to 12 m.
See the Cunningham Bay dive site page

Pyramid Rock

Wall Dive
Wall Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 31.692′ S   (38.5282° S / 38° 31′ 41.52″ S)
Longitude: 145° 13.338′ E   (145.2223° E / 145° 13′ 20.28″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-09 06:52:31 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-30 18:03:49 GMT
Source: Google earth
Nearest Neighbour: George Kermode, 2,135 m, bearing 66°, ENE
Depth: 2 to 15 m.
See the Pyramid Rock dive site page

Berrys Reef

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 31.035′ S   (38.51725° S / 38° 31′ 2.1″ S)
Longitude: 145° 12.070′ E   (145.201167° E / 145° 12′ 4.2″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-09 05:56:19 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-26 10:21:31 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Pyramid Rock, 2,205 m, bearing 123°, ESE
Depth: 2 to 12 m.
See the Berrys Reef dive site page

Speke

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 30.879′ S   (38.514643° S / 38° 30′ 52.71″ S)
Longitude: 145° 10.504′ E   (145.175064° E / 145° 10′ 30.23″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-05-04 07:46:57 GMT, Last updated: 2021-06-21 19:26:00 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Kitty Miller Bay, 597 m, bearing 321°, NW
Three Masted Steel Sailing Ship.
Built: Milford Haven, Wales, 1891.
Sunk: 24 February 1906.
Depth: 0 to 26 m.
See the Speke dive site page

Kitty Miller Bay

Shore Dive
Shore Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 30.626′ S   (38.51043° S / 38° 30′ 37.55″ S)
Longitude: 145° 10.248′ E   (145.170808° E / 145° 10′ 14.91″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-10 02:30:47 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 09:38:58 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Speke, 597 m, bearing 141°, SE
Phillip Island.
Depth: 2 to 12 m.
See the Kitty Miller Bay dive site page

 

Gippsland to the Cape
— Kilcunda to Cape Liptrap

Artisan

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 39.590′ S   (38.659828° S / 38° 39′ 35.38″ S)
Longitude: 145° 34.698′ E   (145.578308° E / 145° 34′ 41.91″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-25 06:42:13 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Amazon, 10,315 m, bearing 83°, E
Wreck Beach, Cape Paterson.
Large wooden barque, 1155 ton.
Built: St John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1881.
Sunk: 23 April 1901.
Depth: 3 to 10 m.
See the Artisan dive site page

Other Resources

Some of the books that will help you to get to know what scuba diving is on offer in Melbourne include:

Melbourne Down Under

Melbourne Down Under by Sheree Marris
Melbourne Down Under
© Sheree Marris

"Melbourne Down Under
The Jewels of Port Phillip Bay"
Author: Sheree Marris
Published: Sheree Marris
ISBN: 9780980774009

Sheree Marris, a former Young Australian of the Year (Environment) and award-winning aquatic scientist, reveals the city's best kept secret, Port Phillip — a stunning marine environment with colour and diversity to rival any tropical reef. Vibrant sponge gardens, towering forests of kelp, fish that fly, birds that swim and dragons that sparkle like jewels, are some of the treasures you can expect to find.

Starring the fabulous marine environments of:

  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Wyndham City
  • Frankston City
  • City of Port Phillip
  • Borough of Queenscliff
  • Bayside

Shore Dives of Victoria

Bass Strait is a 200 kilometres (124 miles) "funnel" for the great Southern Ocean as it surges through between Victoria and Tasmania to join the Pacific Ocean to the east. Along the Victorian coastline of Bass Strait, scuba divers can choose from more than 120 shore dives, giving an outstanding variety of experiences:

  • capes and headlands
  • major bays
  • dozens of offshore reefs (limestone, sandstone and basalt)
  • a great variety of temperate marine life (including abalone and crayfish)
  • easily accessible jetties and piers
  • shipwrecks and hulks
  • sea caves, blowholes, some tricky drifts
  • many safe night dives and introductory day sites for newly qualified divers to enjoy developing their dive skills
Shore Dives of Victoria by Ian Lewis
Shore Dives of Victoria
© Ian Lewis

There is much to learn and enjoy as you shore dive Victoria's coastline.

The best reference book on these shore dives is:
"Shore Dives of Victoria"
Author: Ian Lewis
Published: 2008 by Oceans Enterprises
ISBN: 9780958665780

This book is a comprehensive guide to over 120 scuba diving and snorkelling dive sites accessible from shore along the Victorian coast, with maps and charts.

Acknowledgements

A resource such as this doesn't get built without the support, assistance or inspiration from plenty of other divers along the way. We'd like to acknowledge the following divers in particular: Ian Lewis, Peter Stone, Sheree Marris, Andrew Newton, Peter Fuller, John Gaskell, Christopher Smith, Evan Coker, Brendan Edwards, Allie Beckhurst, Mary Malloy, David Bryant, Scott Grimster, Michael Mallis, Phil Watson, David Reinhard, John Lawler and Lloyd Borrett. Plus the staff and customers of The Scuba Doctor.

Melbourne Shore Dive Locations

You can see where the popular Melbourne and Victorian shore dive locations are via our Melbourne Dive Sites Map. The GPS marks for these shore dives are also listed on our Melbourne Dive Site GPS Marks page.

Spearfishing is illegal within 30 metres of any pier or jetty and in Marine National Parks. See Spearfishing Laws.

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