Lonsdale Arches

1 Photos, 2 Dives Logged
Depth: 12m, Difficulty: OW
GPS: -38.299817 144.609783 ( 38°17.989'S 144°36.587'E )
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:54:10 PM


Discovered and named by one of the great local diving identities, Lonsdale Arches is spectacular. Approximately one kilometre from the Point Lonsdale Light and clear of the shipping channel, just outside Port Phillip Heads in the Bass Strait, Lonsdale Arches is an amazing area of Bommies and underwater rock formations.

The sandstone reef has been carved into intricate structures including arches and tunnels. The water movement feeds a rich covering of encrusting invertebrates inside the structures, while Ecklonia kelp dominates the outside. This a perfect habitat for many of southern Australia's unique critters, and a nature lovers delight.

Dive Type: Reef Dive

Imported from The Scuba Doctor


Boat access



    Photo at Lonsdale Arches.