Night Diving around Melbourne’s Pier’s
Depth: 3 – 6 meters
Ryepier is arguably one of the most interesting and fascinating pier dives on the Mornington Peninsula. The native residents include three different species of seahorse, a few different varieties of octopus, incredible and wonderful soft corals and sponges.
There are Thousands of unique varieties of marine creatures including large Sting Rays blennies, goatfish, gurnards, flounder, flathead, nudibranchs and even the occasional Moreton Bay Bug. With all this activity and fish life it’s great dive and also a spectacular straightforward night dive, for all levels of scuba divers and snorkelers.
Don’t forget to take your digital under water camera’s for some great photography. There is also a small Ship Wreck just of to the right half way down the pier with some nice fish life around it.
The Rye pier is also home to Victoria’s first Underwater Marine Trail which is ideal for adults and children alike. Consisting of fourteen bright and easy to read signs that will show you some of the creatures pictures that call piers home!
Sorrento pier and Ferry Terminal
Depth 4 metres
The Sorrento Pier & Ferry Terminal can only be dived right after the last and final ferry has arrived from Queenscliff for the day. Make sure there is no more ferry coming as they can suck you in to there props from over 40 meters away. Local knowledge understanding is a must and should and should only be dived by experienced scuba divers due to strong currents that rip through the pier. You really want to dive this on slack water or as close to as possible.The underwater landscape is amazing with plenty of limestone boulders and crevices and is teaming with fish life such as trivially, zebrafish, groper, blue devils, old wives, sing rays cuttlefish and a monster Conger Eel.
Sorrento Pier and ferry terminal is a night divers haven. There is so much to see and a resident Seal Lives there and he loves to come say hi to you during your dive
Depth 3 – 5 metersFlinders Pier is Very famous for its Weedy Sea Dragon inhabitants and is ideally dived on the the high tide right after a small period of northerly winds.
Large Smooth Stingrays and Eagle Rays are resident to the pier as well as the occasional Swell Shark.
Flinders Pier really makes a great night dive.
Depth 3 – 10 meters
MorningtonPier is a popular and well-known scuba diver training with a large variety if fish life to see. The maximum depth is at 10m depending on the tide, and there are big schools of old wives and zebrafish, and very large to enormous stingrays that live in the area. Mornington Pier is also a very popular night diving site, you just need to be careful of the fisherman’s lines and the boat traffic.
You will also see loads of seahorses, hulafish, octopus and cuttle fish.