Portsea Hole

Location: Portsea
State: VIC
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 18mtrs
Max Depth: 30mtrs
Average Visibility: 8mtrs
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: Site lays about 700m off the end of Portsea Pier. All local charters know of this site. (Charters from Queenscliff will take longer to get there!)
Description: Ths site is a huge depression in the sand and is meant to be the remnants of a bend in the Yarra River for years ago.

There is a very nice wall along one side where you can find many species from the surrounding area like Old Wives, Blue Throated Wrasse, Boarfish, Southern Blue Devils, Cuttlefish. This site is done as a slackwater dive (no currents) so you tend to sit for a long time waiting before hitting the water.

This is used as a training site from open water through to deep diver courses (and even the odd trimix group) and the upper areas tend to cop a belting from OW students while the deeper areas are quite good.

There is an old fishing vessel that was sunk here many years ago located on the eastern side of the hole on the sand towards the pier. At the depth of 25M, it can be quite a swim to get to it and is best done only by experienced divers due to distances and currents.