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Point Peron near Rockingham is one of Perth's favorite shore dives with excellent sea life and in the middle of a marine park.
|Name Dive Site:||Point Peron Rockingham |
|Depth: ||0-10m (0-32ft)|
|Visibility: ||5-7m (16-22ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||bellscuba|
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Point Peron is a great shallow shore dive with good visibility depending on the sea conditions. Don't forget to take a dive flag at this dive site and as this is part of the Shoalwater Islands Marine park it is also a case of look but don't take, you are permitted to take certain things such as crayfish but certain restrictions do apply so check first.
You will find lots of limestone reef with an abundance of sea life. There is no set route to this dive, any of the rocky areas that you can see from the shore are worth a look and the further you swim out the better it gets. There is ample car parking directly in front of the dive site but take care of your car here, this area is a high theft area so anything of value leave at home or in the boot out of sight. You can dive here anytime as long as the water is flat, if you can see white caps you may find the dive is like being inside a washing machine.
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Point Peron is a fair weather dive site with many swim throughs and one or two larger caves. Popular for snorkelers as well it's a great family day out. Entry is easy via a few steps with a hand rail into the water. There is a swim of about 130m to mushroom rocks, 300m to the suggested dive site (depth 7m) and it's about 500m to the outer reef which lies in about 10m. There are reefs to the North which are a bit of a hike to lug equipment to but worth it if you are looking for deeper caves and swim-throughs.
This dive site is part of the Shoal Water Islands Marine Park. An alternative entry for diving the Northern Point is the car park on the Northern side of the peninsular. But a long and boring swim over sand. The geology is limestone and whilst largely fished out, there is nevertheless plenty to see including: Sea urchins, anemones, turban shells, sea stars, octopus, sea horses, and lots of colorful growth including hard and soft corals and bait fish which are predated upon by the penguins, etc. Take a torch for the caves but be careful of overhead environments. Small boats do come in here so take a Dive Flag and stay within 50m. Make sure you don’t leave any valuables in your car. The Western side of the outer reef is best avoided in swell.
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