Point Lonsdale Light is one of the more accessible sites for beginner snorkellers. It is accessed from the Lighthouse car park, and lies between the Inner Lonsdale Reef and the pier to the north. When the tide is out you can access this site along the beach between these two points.
Do not attempt this dive with the incoming tide washing in over the Point Lonsdale Reef, as you will be easily swept away.
The sea floor here is covered in a large variety of sea weeds dominated by Sea Nymph (Amphibolus antarctica), thus giving much shelter to the many juvenile fish and a large and varied invertebrate population. In summer, quite a few juvenile Blue Groper make this site their home, as well as Blue-throat Wrasse, Moonlighters, Scalyfin and Magpie Morwong. The invertebrates most often seen, are juvenile Abalone, Biscuit Stars, Triton Shells and Chitons.
The water is nearly always very clear, so if you have an underwater camera, and you are a snorkeler, this is your spot to dive.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor