Bells Beach is a shore diving and snorkelling site just 100 km south-west of Melbourne on Victoria's Surf Coast, between Anglesea and Torquay, within Point Addis Marine National Park, facing south-east into Bass Strait. Bells Beach is world famous for its incredible surf, attracting locals and visitors every year. The area is very swelly and rarely dived, but on the rare days when conditions are flat, calm, with no swell, and the surfers are having a bad day, it's fun for divers and snorkellers to explore the limestone reefs and gullies.
The excellent surf break at Bells Beach is due to a combination of clean waves, that have refracted around the Otways, and particularly a gently sloping limestone reef off the southern point. It can handle anything from 1.5 up to 7 metres high. Bells is serviced by a good road, a large car park, viewing areas and facilities. The walk to the beach is still, however, down the gully at the southern end of the beach. The beach is just 300 metres long and faces south-east, with prominent, 40 metre high, limestone headlands at each end. Waves average 1 to 1.5 metres and the beach is composed of coarse sand which, even under high waves, stays steep and barless. That's all very good for the surfers, but when everything is calm and placid, its time for the divers and snorkellers to take over.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor