Portsea Hole (Local Port of Port Phillip, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park)

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Portsea Hole (Local Port of Port Phillip, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park)

Portsea Hole is located approximately 500m from the Portsea Pier and located within the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.

Portsea hole is a depression within the bed of the old Yarra River that has flowed through this area during periods of glaciation and lower sea levels.

The area is popular with divers and reaches depths of up to 30 metres. Portsea Hole acts as a shelter for a variety of fish and other reef species and the stratification of marine life on the wall provides special qualities as a dive site. It is one of the most popular deeper recreational dive sites in the bay.
Portsea hole is suitable for Advanced Open Water SCUBA divers (or equivalent). It is not suitable for snorkelling.

Diving should only be undertaken by trained and experienced divers, or go with a licenced tour operator. Visitors should beware of sudden changes in weather, especially when boating on open water.

How to get there

Portsea Hole (Local Port of Port Phillip, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park)

Need to know

Portsea Hole (Local Port of Port Phillip, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fishing
  • No swimming

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Stingers
    • Sharks
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Deep water
    • Strong currents
  • Terrain hazards
    • Deep hole

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.
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