- ABOUT THE SPOT
Snorkeling in Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia
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 plethora of excellent dive sites all along this section. Cape Schanck is located between Flinders and Gunna. It is a great location for snorkeling, as it is protected and calm.
Cape Schanck is one of the only sites that can be dived in a southwest swell. The average depth here is at 15 m/49.2 ft and the maximum is at 28 m/91.9 ft. Visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft. You are able to dive on either side of the cape but the western side is considered to be the best. The spot is appropriate for all levels of snorkelers.
You will most likely encounter old wives, leather jackets, lobsters, large sweeps and small cat sharks. Finally, apart from snorkeling you can also explore the peninsula which is famous for the variety of beaches, the wineries and the mazes. Note: be careful of other snorkelers, divers and fishing lines.