Mornington Peninsula Back Beach Dives
LOCATION: Flinders back beach near the golf course (VIC)
DIVER RATING: Open Water
MAX DEPTH: 5 Metres AVG DEPTH: 3 Metres
AVERAGE VIZ: 15 Metres ACCESS VIA: SHORE
HOW TO FIND THE DIVE SITE
This is an area off the back beach at Flinders. You take a right instead of driving down to the jetty. Drive along the golf course until you see parking areas and the toilet block. From this high vantage point you can look out and see the dive site.
DIVE SITE DESCRIPTION
There is a large reef section starting quite close to shore. There is a sandy passage out to the main reef area and the whole thing forms a T shape if you use your imagination. We waded out along the passage until it was deep enough to dive and swam out to the T part turning left. The other choice is to turn right but left is recommended, as you’ll see.
Along this section of the reef you will see heaps of fish, wrasse, scalyfin, bullseyes, toadfish, marblefish and many more. We have encountered a large curious ray without a sting in this area too. But interestingly if you look in the right spot there is a lovely old anchor out on this left hand part of the reef. It is a shallow but very pleasant dive.
The return trip can be back along the edge of the reef making navigation easy, or straight out over the seagrass heading back to shore. Either way you may fnd some interesting critters to look at. Be careful though. It is a back beach dive and conditions can be quite unpredictable. We have only dived it at low tide, turning to a flood and on days with no wind and no swell. If conditions are at all questionable go dive somewhere else. Having dived this reef a couple of times, we would recommend it as a really interesting dive. Definitely worth a look.
Back to Top
Victorian Pier Dives