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Diving in Portsea

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When to go to Portsea

Portsea, Australia has a tropical climate. The summer lasts from December to February, and is usually hot, with an air temperature averaging 23C/68-73F and an average water temperature of 16-19C/60-66F. The winter is from June to August and has an average air temperature of 9-11C/48-52F, and a water temperature averaging 12-14C/53-57F. Spring is the rainiest time (September to November). Visibility is about 10-25m/33-82ft. Portsea is suitable for divers of all levels, and there are no strong currents.


What to see

Scuba diving in Portsea provides opportunities to admire sea dragons and rays. Divers can also see pufferfish, kingfish, snapper, flathead, gummy sharks, and Australian salmon.

Scuba diving in Portsea

Portsea is a destination located on Mornington Peninsula not far from Melbourne, Australia. It is perfect for those who admire luxurious resorts and amazing beaches on the sea. Exquisite mansions, bright gardens, green lawns, stunning coastlines, cliff-tops, and calm bays attract tourists to Portsea again and again. One of the most adventurous places in Portsea is the Point Nepean National Park, which has a labyrinth of tunnels and fortifications built in the 19th century. Visitors can admire the walls and the historic atmosphere. These waters are good for lots of water activities. Portsea is the center of scuba diving in Melbourne. There are many opportunities for those who wish to learn how to dive, and for skilled divers as well. Portsea is an interesting destination for divers of all tastes. There are outstanding reefs to be explored, lots of marine creatures, and even the historic wreck of the warship HMAS Canberra. Divers can explore the underwater world at an average depth of 15-30m/49-98ft. Dive sites are accessible by boat.

Most popular dive sites

Portsea Pier, Portsea Reef, the HMAS Canberra, and Queenscliff Pier are the most popular dive sites in Portsea with lots of corals and marine life to be explored while diving.