The Glaneuse Reef is situated at the western extremity of the Point Lonsdale section of the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. It can be accessed from either walking over the dune from the track at Ocean Road (opposite Winterly Road), or slightly longer by walking westward along the back beach from the lighthouse.
The reef itself is a drying reef that becomes exposed during the ebb tide. Once the water has receded a series of shallow rock pools are exposed, that are great for the beginner snorkeler. The pools themselves can become filled up with sand from time to time, but then exposed again after big seas. The diver can see a wide variety of marine vegetation that is both resilient and colourful. Lots of juvenile fish such as Blue-throat wrasse, Sea Sweep and Luderick can be seen under the rocky reef over-hangs. Marine invertebrates including shrimp, sea stars and shellfish can be found hiding among the kelp.
When the tide starts to flood (come in), it is best to leave the water as the swell usually increases with the rising tide.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor