Williamstown Beach Rotunda
GPS: -37.8686 144.89415
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:56:19 PM
The Williamstown Beach Rotunda diving and snorkelling site is located off the Esplanade, Williamstown at the eastern end of Williamstown Beach, and the northern end of Port Phillip. It has an easy beach entry and exit and there are lots of critters to see. It's also close to the Melbourne CBD and while fascinating during the day, also makes for a pleasant night dive.
Williamstown Beach is backed by the Esplanade, making it a very accessible beach. The Williamstown Beach Rotunda is located at the eastern end just west of the breakwater. The beach is 550 metres long and faces due south. It receives waves during strong southerlies.
Proceed from the car park down onto the beach and enter the water just west of the groyne. Head south-west out past Point Johnson until you get to 4 to 5 metres of water depth. Then head south-east for a timed period which will take you across quite a few small reefs down to 5 to 6 metres. Return on a timed reciprocal course. Exit back onto the beach.
There is plenty of boat traffic here so stay away from the surface if you hear a boat coming. Always tow a float with a dive flag. Beware of fishing lines from fisherman that cast off from the groyne (breakwater). Always take a dive knife and/or line cutter.
Dive Type: Shore Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor