Mornington Peninsula on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay, feels like
an island with a vast ocean to the south and bays and sheltered beaches
on either side. Only one hour south of Melbourne are some of Australia's
best sandy beaches and every kind of water activity is available, from
sailing and surfing to fishing and dolphin swims.
Port Phillip Bay is home to some of the best temperate water snorkelling
and scuba diving in the world. Our rocky shores have some of the most
diverse and unique animals and plants in the world, 90% found nowhere
The area in and around Port Phillip Bay supports a variety of habitats
from rocky sponge covered reefs at the heads, sandy flats and kelp forests.
There is excellent variety of amazing shore dives especially on our piers
and ocean beaches.
In addition, Victoria is home to an astounding range of shipwrecks, which
cater for all levels of scuba divers including snorkellers. Uniquely there
are a fleet of J-Class submarines, steamships and sailing vessels waiting
to be discovered and experienced.
One of the best kept secrets in Australia, Victoria's Port Phillip Heads
area offers some of the best year-round diving to be found anywhere! Experience
temperate water diving at its best: dive drop-offs, shipwrecks, kelp forests,
scallop beds, even catch yourself a Victorian crayfish!