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Pope's Eye

#16 of 31 things to do in Queenscliff Features Animals
Port Phillip Bay, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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“snorkel site” (2 reviews)
“reef fish” (2 reviews)
“kelp” (3 reviews)
Port Phillip Bay, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Popes Eye can be accessed from either Portsea or Queenscliff. A man made lagoon, the centre of the lagoon where many of the boats dock is a safe place for snorkelling, although not very interesting. Outside the lagoon the water depth drops rapidly and the...More

Thank OzBee
Reviewed 8 May 2016

An easy dive with a wall to follow outside the eye in bot directions. Plenty of fish life in the day and an abundance of iridescent cow fish at night. Snorkelers can enjoy a shallow dive 2-3 metres inside the eye with divers outside getting...More

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

have boated here a few times but on our last occasion there where no other boats anchored and we discovered a reef that goes right around the popes eye where the boats are normally anchored the depth was great and I saw the most amazing...More

Thank kazebear
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This is a very popular dive site due to the calmer waters of the Bay. There are several options to get out there, whether a dive club or the snorkel tours at Queenscliffe Harbour you will be well looked after. Keep an eye out for...More

Thank WayneAP
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We visited with a group on a tour, but enjoyed the sheltered water to snorkel and see the kelp and surprisingly colourful reef fish as well as the Gannets and Black-Faced Cormorants resting or nesting on the rocks.

Thank SueMAustralia
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Popes Eye is a favourite location of divers and snorkelers cause of the protection it provides from tidal currents and because of this many "SCUBA Clubs" find to use this site for "Beginners" first open water dive("Like myself'). It is a fascinating dive and snorkel...More

Thank A T
Reviewed 15 October 2015

You will have to listen to the fascinating history of why this man made reef was created--then jump overboard--lots choices for getting there on the marina-- and swim in shallow water inside---snorkle along the edges to see everything--or dive on the outside. Only warning is...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Seems amazing you are in the middle of the bay and you can snorkel and see fish and seals only minutes out from Queenscliff. We have visited here with our own boats but we do see tours come out as well. You can anchor up...More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 8 March 2015

this is a small place in the bay, filled with hundreds of birds. People use it to practice snorkelling. It's quite smelly as its full of bird droppings. Interesting place but be mindful of hygiene

Thank Stefanie R
Reviewed 11 December 2014

The Searoad Ferries ply the passage passed the Pope's Eye every day between Queenscliff and Sorrento, however if you want to appreciate this magic piece marine park the only way to do it is by a much smaller vessel. We ventured right up to the...More

1  Thank Denis C
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