Nepean Bay

Location: Portsea
State: VIC
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 5mtrs
Max Depth: 7mtrs
Average Visibility: 10mtrs
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: Take a boat from the Queenscliff or Sorrento boat ramp. Proceed to the tip of Point Nepean. Nepean bay is closest to the end of the tip. Anchor well and close to shore. Best diving anywhere between 10 to 60 metres from shore. (Shore entry is prohibited due to Military installations. Point Nepean is a restricted area thus don't land on the beach).
Description: This is a lovely site for a shallow de gassing perhaps after a deeper or wreck dive out side the heads. It can be dived from the boat at anchor of if you have somebody in the boat then as a drift dive with the boat following you. Speed will generally be about 4 to 5 knots.

In this location you will find lots of very small bommies and weed beds. The fish life in these areas is prolific. Port Jackson sharks and Wobbigongs are very prevalent in the small caves and crevices, with sightings of a dozen or so in one cave not being uncommon.

If you are concerned with the current swim closer to shore where the current is generally much less. If you think you are in trouble then swim across the current not directly into the current.

This area is part of the Harold Holt Marine Reserve so it is a look and don't touch zone.

This area is also excellent for snorkelling, and is popular with school groups and beginners.