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Scuba Diving in Portsea Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia

Skill Level:
All Divers
Maximum Depth:
8m/26.2ft
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 dive spots all along this section. Portsea Pier is a popular dive site amongst diving schools, night divers and macro photographers. The average depth here is at 5 m/16.4 ft and the maximum is at 8 m/26.2 ft. Visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 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. Divers are able to witness an amazing marine life including weedy sea dragons, banjo sharks and puffer fish to name just a few. It is an excellent spot for beginners and advanced divers alike. 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 fishing lines.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Melbourne
107km/66.9mi, 1h 22mins
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 at the Esplanade.
BY AIR
Melbourne airport,
130km/80.1miles 1h 35mins 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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