Safe snorkeling experiences require sound land based and in water assessment. They are dependant on daily and hourly conditions of tide, sea, current and swell.
Port Campbell Bay and areas west of Peterborough offer respite from the brunt of open ocean swell and can present great opportunities in the right conditions. Spear fishing is not permitted near piers, jetties or esturaries.
Water temperature in summer is between 17 and 19 degrees celcius and in winter can drop as low as 12 degrees celcius.
Divers taking crayfish, abalone or spearfishing need to have a Fishing Licence and be aware of regulations outlined within the Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide (available where you buy your fishing licence and at the Visitor Information Centre in Port Campbell)