Category: Melbourne Splash Spots

Waratah Bay
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Waratah Bay

Waratah Bay, a small coastal town in South Gippsland two and a half hours’ drive southeast of Melbourne, is not a common snorkelling spot. So, who knew that hidden under the waves was an expansive brown kelp forest bursting with underwater life? The ornate cowfish ( Aracana ornata ) is one of many colourful marine...

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Kitty Miller Bay

Situated on the ocean side of Phillip Island, this secretive splash spot is directly adjacent to the world-famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade. With more accidental visitors (lost tourists seeking penguins) than deliberate ones, this quiet beach is a snorkeler’s delight, and offers sites for newbies through to experienced snorkelers. The western side of the cove...

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Black Rock & Half Moon Bay

Black Rock Jetty and its surrounding rocky reefs and lush seagrass beds provide great snorkel spots, while also offering fantastic views of the sunken HMVS Cerberus. Only a short drive or ride via public transport from Melbourne’s CBD, Black Rock is popular amongst snorkelers as a great place to explore some of Melbourne’s underwater world...

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Flinders Pier

Flinders Pier is an iconic Victorian dive site. Lush fields of seagrass provide a home to a variety of fauna, including the stunning Weedy Sea Dragon. Just over an hour’s drive south from Melbourne with an easily accessible carpark positioned right of the pier, Flinders Pier is perfect for a day trip out of Melbourne....

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Diamond Bay

Strong currents make Diamond Bay unadvisable for beginners, but for experienced divers Diamond Bay provides an exciting underwater playground. Review Located about an hour and half out of Melbourne on the Sorrento back beach, Diamond Bay offers an exciting underwater terrain for divers and snorkelers who are looking for something more challenging than shore dives...

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Blairgowrie Pier & Marina

A favourite among locals, this busy marina offers protected snorkeling and diving amidst an exquisite gallery of colourful sponges. The Blairgowrie Pier and Marina is a bayside snorkeling and dive spot located at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. About 1.5 hours out of Melbourne, with all day free parking and in close proximity to a good...

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Portsea Pier

Easy accessibility and a high diversity of marine life has made Portsea pier one of the most popular dive spots around Melbourne, particularly for beginners. An hour and a half out of Melbourne’s CBD, Portsea pier is located right next to Portsea’s town centre and best dived on a weak southerly wind. Shallow sea grass...