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Scuba Diving in Franklin Point, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia

Skill Level:
All Divers
Maximum Depth:
33m/108.3ft
Victoria is the second-smallest state of Australia. It borders with New South Wales to the north and Tasman Sea to the east. The unique combination of spectacular coastline, pristine beaches, numerous national parks, dense forests and mountains attract visitors all year long and offer a plethora of activities to sport lovers.

Mornington Peninsula lies to the southeast of Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. It is surrounded by Western Port to the east and Port Phillips to the west.

There is a vast number of great surf sites and a plethora of excellent diving 0spots all along this section. Franklin Point is a sandstone reef, at the east of Portsea Pier. The spot is suitable for all levels of divers.The average depth here is at 23 m/75.5 ft and the maximum is at 33 m/108.3 ft. Visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft.

Water temperature is up to 19°C/66.2°F in summer and early autumn months and between 15°C/59°F in winter. With an abundant marine life, divers are able to come across with spider crab, weedy sea dragons, puffer fish, octopus and other fish. Finally, apart from scuba diving you can also explore the peninsula which is famous for the variety of beaches, the wineries and the mazes. Note: watch out for boat traffic and the currents.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Melbourne
110km/68.6mi, 1h 27mins
Head south on Elizabeth St towards Bourke St. Take the first right onto Bourke St. Turn left at King St / National Route 79. Continue to follow the National Route 79. Slight left to merge onto the M1 to Citylink Tollway / SE Suburbs With controlled toll road. Take the Eastlink/M3 to Frankston Toll road. Take the M11. Take exit. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit on the street Jetty Rd / Route 11 heading to Melbourne Continue to follow the Jetty Rd. At the roundabout, take the first exit towards Eastbourne Rd Go through 1 roundabout. Continue toward Elizabeth Ave. Turn left at Point Nepean Rd/B110. Turn right to stay on Point Nepean Rd/B110. Turn right onto Franklin Rd.
BY AIR
Melbourne airport,
134km/83.5miles 1h 40mins drive
BY TRAIN

Visitors can experience all Victoria’s amazing destinations by train.

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Asia/Oceania

December – AUSTRALIA

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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