There are world-class dive sites located in
the region, and tour operators based at the Queenscliff Harbour can
take you there.
The area is richer in marine life than the
Great Barrier Reef, there are plenty of shipwrecks to dive along
the coast and the cool air temperature often leads to calmer water
conditions and clearer visibility.
One wreck terrific for diving is the ex HMAS
Canberra, which was scuttled in the waters off Barwon Heads to
create an artificial reef specifically for divers. The ship
was well prepared for its new life as a dive site - it has been
cleared out for safety but some working parts have been retained so
it is still remarkably like a working ship.
The Ozone, off Indented Head, is also a
popular spot with divers and higher parts can be seen from land at