Point Peron in Rockingham is a popular spot for shore diving.
Cape Peron (locally known as Point Peron) is a headland at Rockingham, at the southern end of Cockburn Sound in Western Australia. The cape is known for its protected beaches, limestone cliffs, reefs and panoramic views. It’s widely used by scuba divers and snorkelers alike. I’ve dived here a few times (check me out in my gear above, sexy as!) and it’s always great conditions and really easy to get in and out of the water with ease.
The dive area around Point/Cape Peron is huge, and has something for everyone from beginners to advanced – from snorkeling in the shallow areas to diving at a decent depth at outer reefs with lovely visibility. There’s also a ship wreck to explore.
Dive conditions at there norm here are around a 1m swell with gentle easterly winds, but because it’s not sheltered it does feel the effects of SW swells and winds time to time.
- Massive dive area
- Limestone reef has lots of accessible spots including caves and overhangs
- Not alot of boat traffic
- Lots of dolphins and seals (so the occasional Dolphin watching vessel may come close to shore)
- If you want to access better spots you may have to do a 300 snorkel out to the reef
- Don’t get caught up on shallow parts of the reef
- The wreck of the SS Orizaba (1886–1905) lies just north, between the cape and Garden Island.
Located about 10 minutes from Rockingham, 25 minutes from City of Fremantle and 50 minutes from Perth CBD.