Pier Dive | Shore access
Depth: 2 m (6.56 ft) to 6 m (20 ft)
Level: Open Water and beyond.
Mordialloc Pier, located on Beach Road, Mordialloc at the entrance to Mordialloc Creek, is fairly close to Melbourne and has similar marine life to Mornington Pier, but not nearly as interesting.
Heaps of blennies, seahorses, puffer fish, dumpling squid, calamari, starfish, blue ring octopuses, toadfish, jellyfish, and puffers.
The best way to do this pier is to enter off the lower landing, swim to the end of the pier, and then swim all the way back to shore. There is a lot of interesting reef around this pier to check out as well. When you get closer to shore you will find heaps of agro sand crabs running around the sand and the start of the pier is more interesting in general.
This is a good night dive site. It has a lot of dumped shopping trolleys making it a shopping trolley graveyard (where you can find seahorses in particular), and also lots of golf balls as the creek near here leads to a golf course.
MELWAY Ref: Page 92 E2
Weather Required: N or NE winds are best, or very light winds from other directions as quite exposed. No rain runoff.
See WillyWeather (Mordialloc Pier) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
Access: Can enter via shore or via lower landing.
Facilities: Toilets during the day, parking costs between 8am to 8pm. Lighting at night, tap to wash gear near where the yachts live.
Spearfishing is illegal within 30 metres of any pier or jetty and in Marine National Parks. See Spearfishing Laws.
Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes parts of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-west, down to Wilson's Promontory in the south-east, including the Mornington Peninsula, French Island and Phillip Island, plus Western Port. We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.
Mordialloc Pier Location Map
Latitude: 38° 0.742′ S (38.01236° S / 38° 0′ 44.5″ S)
Longitude: 145° 5.004′ E (145.083405° E / 145° 5′ 0.26″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-22 15:11:08 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Aspendale Rec Reef, 2,704 m, bearing 192°, SSW
Mordialloc, Bayside, Port Phillip.
Depth: 2 to 6 m.
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