Lysterfield Lake dive site lies in Lysterfield Park, east of Melbourne, just a 10-minute drive off the Eastern Freeway. The main entrance for Lysterfield Park is from Horswood Road, off the Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren (Melway 108 D2). Pedestrians and cyclists can access the park 24 hours a day. The main car parking area at Lysterfield Park is open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. Vehicles can exit the park after hours via one-way spikes.
Swimming is permitted within the two constructed swimming beaches at the south-eastern end of Lysterfield Lake which form curved bays around 150 metre long and the sand stretches back about 15 metre from the shore. Lysterfield Lake offers one of the cleanest, freshwater diving experiences in the metro region though it is prone to the odd breakout of blue-green algae. Note that the water can be quite murky so a good dive light is highly recommended.
Constructed between 1927 and 1935, Lysterfield Lake supplied fresh water to the Mornington Peninsula from 1936 to 1975. A large area surrounding the lake was purchased from farmers and fenced off to protect the quality of the water. The State Rivers and Water Supply Commission established eucalypt plantations around the lake and also protected the remaining remnant native forest. After 1975 Cardinia Reservoir became operational and Lysterfield Lake was no longer required.
Care needs to be taken to avoid disturbing the bottom with your fins and to not get tangled in the weeds. You should always use a dive float with a dive flag.
Dive Type: Shore Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor