Location: Point Nepean
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 16mtrs
Max Depth: 25mtrs
Directions: Take a charter boat or launch at Queenscliff or Sorrento for this location. Motor along the Nepean Point and stop at the second last bay to the heads. Note the big (long) rectangular building up on the beach. This is the old quarantine building that has stood in this location for possibly close to 150 years. Note the Nepean Peninsular at this point is a restricted area. You cannot mistake this as there are any number of warning signs telling you not to land. Thus stay in the boat or out to sea and you will be okay.
Description: This dive is very pretty with lots and lots of fish, weeds of a few dozen varieties, small (tiny) nursing sharks, and on some rare occasions sea horses.
There are bommies and rocks which are noted at low tide projecting through the water. These are all worth looking around and checking out for shell fish and small marine creatures.
Please be mindful that this is part of the Harold Holt Marine Reserve and as such is a look but don't touch area.
Current here might occasionally be strongish, and perhaps to the novice might be unnerving at around the 4 knots. Avoid swimming into the current but across it and stay close to the bottom. Not a good dive site on a day of strong northerly winds.
Access Type: BOAT
Average Visibility: 8mtrs