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Eastern View Reef

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Depth: 2m, Difficulty: OW
GPS: -38.472551 144.045145 ( 38°28.353'S 144°2.709'E )
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:53:16 PM


Eastern View Reef is a diving and snorkelling site on the Great Ocean Road (B100) just west of Aireys Inlet on Victoria's Surf Coast facing south-south-east into Bass Strait. It's at the coastal hamlet of of Eastern Creek, with the hamlets of Moggs Creek and Fairhaven to the east. There is a reef running diagonally out from shore. The reef is more of a series of scattered rounded boulders which turns into a crayweed forest.

Eastern View Reef lies off the the western end of the six kilometre long Fairhaven Beach, the longest beach on the Great Ocean Road. The road backs the entire beach. The beach runs due west from the mouth of Moggs Creek for 4 km, before slowly curving around to face east at the western Cinema Point. The southerly aspect exposes the beach to waves averaging 1.5 metres, which combine with the fine to medium beach sand to produce a 200 metre wide surf zone containing two bars. The inner bar is cut by rips every 300 metres, resulting in up to 20 rips along the beach. The outer bar, which only breaks in higher waves, has more widely spaced rips, when it is active. The Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1957, is located toward the eastern end of the beach, and its members annually average 10 rescues.

On a very calm day with no wind and no swell it is a snorkelling and diving site for the experienced practitioners to explore. Eastern View Reef is potentially hazardous, with usually moderate waves and persistent and often strong rips. Westerly winds intensify longshore and rip currents.

The Eastern View Reef site makes for interesting snorkelling and diving when conditions permit.

Dive Type: Reef Dive

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