Pier Dive | Shore access
Depth: 2 m (6.56 ft) to 10 m (33 ft)
Level: Advanced Open Water and beyond
Newhaven Jetty is located on Beach Crescent, Newhaven, on the right hand side after crossing the bridge to Phillip Island. It acts as a port for commercial fishing vessels and a deep channel runs across the front of the pier. As it's a working pier it's important divers stay out of the way of all commercial activities. Do the right thing and use a dive flag and stay clear of boat traffic areas.
Currents are a huge factor when trying to dive at Newhaven Jetty. Extremely strong tidal currents swirl through the jetty pylons sometimes as much as 6 knots (11 kpm). Best dived on slack water, preferably at the end of an incoming flood tide. The big problem is slack water doesn't last very long at this dive site.
The tide heights at this pier are such that most of the inner pylons are dry and standing out of the water at low tide. There is plenty of growth on the pylons, especially the sections of those always underwater. Generally, visibility at this dive site isn't as good as at San Remo Jetty on the other side of The Narrows channel.
Location: Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925
MELWAY Ref: Page 732 K8
Entry and exit for the dive is best from the shore to the south of the jetty shed.
See WillyWeather (Newhaven) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
See also, Newhaven Pier in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 141.
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.
Newhaven Jetty Location Map
Latitude: 38° 30.945′ S (38.515746° S / 38° 30′ 56.69″ S)
Longitude: 145° 21.871′ E (145.364519° E / 145° 21′ 52.27″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-05-05 11:28:22 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-22 16:18:53 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: San Remo Bridge, 318 m, bearing 181°, S
Newhaven, Phillip Island.
Depth: 2 to 10 m.
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