Port Phillip Bay Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Victoria.

South of Melbourne in Port Phillip Bay, the snorkeling in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is popular for its kelp and sand flats in cool water. In the kelp beds, there is a surprisingly large marine life community. Also, near Sorrento, you may see dolphin and seals.

The most popular site for snorkeling in Port Phillip Bay is called Pope's Eye about 5km northeast of Portsea. It is an artificial reef consisting of bluestone boulders in a semi-circular ring. The water depth is about 1.5m. The marine life includes cuttlefish, featherstars, octopus, various reef fish, and occasionally a seal.

The other popular dive site in Port Phillip Bay is called the Rip. This is a deep wall dive ideal for scuba.

Tip: The Port Phillip Bay snorkeling is known for its cool water, so make sure to take a wet suit.

Port Phillip Bay (Australia)

Port Phillip Bay (Australia)

Port Phillip Bay (Australia)

Port Phillip Bay (Australia)

Port Phillip Bay Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Port Phillip Bay Tourism (03) 9209 6777; Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park 13-1963.

Recommended Book:  "South Pacific Diving" from Julia Whitty

Luxury Loding:  Moonlight Bay Resort; Stillwater Resort

Reference Source:  click here http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/port-phillip-heads-marine-national-park

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/3/2016

ID:  23821

Port Phillip Bay Snorkeling Map


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