Pickering Point and Thunder Point are two very good dive spots, accessible by shore or boat, with breathtaking scenery and under water landscapes. Dives range from three to 24 metres.
See the famous Loch Ard wreck near Port Campbell. It was carrying passengers to Melbourne from England when it struck Mutton Bird Island in 24 metres of water. This is a magnificent dive and you can still see general cargo such as lead ingots, lead shot, tiles, bottles and crockery, even a marble headstone. Access is by charter boat.
Explore Thunder Cave near the Loch Ard Gorge. The cave is about 25 metres deep and is full of crayfish sitting on ledges. Access is by charter boat only.
Try a dive off the Port Campbell jetty where you will see all manner of fish life and old moorings made from engine blocks and gearboxes. On the Peterborough side of Port Campbell there are more shipwrecks including the Newfield, which lies under six metres of water and went down in 1892 with nine lives lost. The Shomberg ran aground at Peterborough in eight metres of water. The wreck has deteriorated over time due to heavy seas in the area.
In Peterborough there are good shore dives at Wild Dog Cove, nursery bay and Crofts Bay. On the Warrnambool side of Peterborough there is the wreck of the Falls of Halladale that ran aground in thick fog in 1908. No lives were lost and it is an excellent dive by shore or boat. She lies in four-to-eleven metres of water, is nearly 300 feet long and home to a wide variety of fish life.