The best entry and exit points for a shore dive are on the northern side of the lake from Sadlers Road. Park in one of the car parks and walk to the shore. Care needs to be taken on entry and exit. Light Northerly or North Westerly winds are best.
The lake has shallow areas 3 to 7 metres deep and walls that drop away to 50 metres deep. Maximum water depth is 66 m (217 ft). The water is generally green, so allow your eyes to adjust. The visibility can be poor and it gets dark quickly at depth so carrying a good dive light is recommended. Best dived in March to October when the visibility is better, and avoid in summer when the visibility is typically poor.
Care must be taken on a shore entry as fishing line can be left in the water, so a dive knife is essential and a line cutter recommended.
Lake Bullen Merri is sometimes used by technical divers and freedivers for training as deep dives are possible from shore without a boat.
Dive Type: Shore Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor