Frankston Pier

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Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Depth: 3 metres (9.8 feet) to 6 metres (20 feet)

Frankston Pier
Frankston Pier
© Mornington Peninsula
Regional Tourism

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Ideal Conditions:
Easterly winds and high tide.

See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

What To Expect:
Entry points could be either lower landing, but if your taking the first lower landing option be prepared for some shallow depths initially (the possibility of crawling over sand banks). You may also have to do a short snorkel before you get some depth.

Originally built in 1857, the 500 metre long Frankston Pier on the Mornington Peninsula makes for a pleasant scuba diving and snorkelling site.

There's quite a bit of growth, both weed and sponges. Some natural and not so natural reef if common under Frankston pier like trolleys, tyres and random bits and pieces. None the less this creates homes for some Globe fish, crabs, rays, seahorses, 11 arm star fish and sea biscuits.

Artificial reef at Frankston Pier
Frankston Pier

You'll find the most marine life if you stay under or very close to Frankston Pier. Not a huge amount of fish life but interesting and worth doing still. Nice one for on the way home from the Mornington Peninsula, or something a little closer to the city.

Don't forget to check out the artificial reef about 40 metres seaward of Frankston Pier. It's home to a wide variety of fish.

There can be a bit of boat traffic around particularly in summer so be sure to take a dive flag. A small knife to cut line is always a good idea too and there is usually fisherman around.

Plenty of parking, though a walk involved. There is a small cafe close by and plenty a small drive away! Toilet blocks are around.

Public boat berthing is available on Frankston Pier for up to 48 hours at a time (vessels should be attended). Other restrictions are detailed on Parks Victoria signs.

Frankston Pier is just a 45 minute drive from The Scuba Doctor Dive Shop. Please drop in and catch up with us before and/or after your dive.

Latitude: 38° 8.730′ S   (38.145497° S / 38° 8′ 43.79″ S)
Longitude: 145° 6.778′ E   (145.112969° E / 145° 6′ 46.69″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-05 05:44:09 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Frankston Reef, Olivers Hill, 1,330 m, bearing 211°, SSW
Depth: 3 to 6 m.

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