Scuba diving in Diamond Bay

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From Shore
Diver level
Average: 4 m
Maximum: 6 m
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 15 m
Diamond Bay is located close to Melbourne and has numerous rock ledges, small walls, overhangs, bommies, and reefs. Kelp beds and sea grass patches can be seen at the bottom. This site can be dangerous due to the very strong currents, rips, winds, and swells. It is recommended to dive with someone who has been here before.

When to go

It is possible to dive at Diamond Bay throughout the year, but only when the sea conditions are right. The average water temperature is 15C/59F in winter and 19C/66F in summer.

What to see

The variety of species at Diamond Bay includes bright nudibranchs, abalones, seahorses, huge octopi, weedy sea dragons, and crayfish. The larger species here are swell sharks, stingrays, barracudas, old wives, and snapper.

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