Phelan Bluff (aka Phelans Bluff) lies on the southern side of Phillip Island. It's named after Pat Phelan, an Irishman who settled locally and worked for the McHaffies (Phillip Island Historical Society).
At Phelan Bluff the area changes into basalt reef, with large blocks of stone spread along the eroded cliffs. The area is very exposed with better diving in deeper reef area offshore.
The channels and gullies close to shore are shallow and full of large rounded boulders with extensive kelp beds extending offshore. It's safer for divers in the extensive reef zone offshore where there is better water clarity and a wider range of marine life.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor