The banks of Lake Purrumbete are heavily weeded at places. In some places around the lake edge, the depth drops sharply once away from the bank. The maximum depth is 45 metres out in the middle of the lake. The visibility can be poor and it gets dark quickly at depth so carrying a good dive light is recommended.
Shore access is down a rock wall. Care must be taken if entering from here as fisherman often use this point and fishing line can be left in the water, so a dive knife is essential and a line cutter recommended.
Lake Purrumbete is an interesting dive site with schools of small fish hiding in the weed. Technical divers and freedivers use this lake for training as deep dives are possible from shore without a boat.
Lake Purrumbete is 145 m (476 ft) above sea level. The US Navy tables recommend that no alteration be made for dives at altitudes lower than 90 m (295 ft) and for dives between 90 and 300 m (984 ft) correction is required for dives deeper than 44 m (144 ft) of sea water. Most recently manufactured decompression computers can automatically compensate for altitude if properly set.
Dive Type: Shore Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor