Buckleys Cave

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Depth: 2m, Difficulty: OW
GPS: -38.292699 144.614067 ( 38°17.562'S 144°36.844'E )
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:52:39 PM


Buckleys Cave at the foot of Point Lonsdale lighthouse on the Bellarine Peninsula is named after William Buckley, an escapee from Sorrento who was reputed to have lived in the cave from 1803 until his return to white civilisation in 1835.

This is the starting point for some very interesting shore dives. Access is not difficult, especially at low water. Access is via the path from the lighthouse, past Buckley's Cave, straight into the water, or out onto the platform.

From here you can explore Mushroom Rock, and the shark gutter. The area is part of the Harold Holt Marine Reserve.

These shore dives are for experienced divers only. Skill is required to pick the conditions and times the site can be dived. Best to dive at slack water.

Dive Type: Shore Dive

Imported from The Scuba Doctor


Shore access