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Rosebud Pier

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

Rosebud Pier
Rosebud Pier
© Mornington Peninsula
Regional Tourism

Depth: 6 m (20 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Rosebud Pier lies on the Mornington Peninsula at the northern end of Jetty Road, Rosebud between Rye (to the west) and Dromana (to the east). It faces north-north-west and extends about 300 metres into the waters of Port Phillip with two metres of water at its head.

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

Diving and Snorkelling at Rosebud Pier

The mixture of pylons encrusted with marine life, the sandy bottom and seagrass beds provide plenty of opportunities to find interesting critters. In the marine breeding and hatching season (around Spring) there are many juveniles are found here before they more into deeper waters to mature.

Both snorkellers and divers love the easy nature of this dive. Beginner snorkellers can see plenty of marine life without leaving the surface. Scuba divers have the opportunity for long run times due to the relatively shallow depth.

See also, Rosebud and Rye Piers - Day and Night Dives in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 101.

Rosebud Pier Parking
Rosebud Pier Parking
© Google Street View

Location: Jetty Road, Rosebud, Victoria 3939
MELWAY Ref: Page 158 E11

Parking: There is a car park at the northern end of Jetty Road.

Entry/Exit: From the shore, or at the end of the pier. Make sure the depth is sufficient for a safe giant stride entry from the pier. Always take a diving knife, line cutter or shears. If planning to head out from under the pier, always tow a dive buoy with dive flag.

Ideal Conditions: Offshore light to moderate south-westerly to south-easterly winds offer the best visibility. Not diveable in strong northerly winds. Diving at high tide is best to get more depth. See WillyWeather (Rosebud Pier) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

Historical Note: Rosebud is named after the two-masted brig Rosebud which foundered off the shore on 2 June 1855.

Rosebud Pier is just a 20-minute drive from The Scuba Doctor Dive Shop. Please drop in and catch up with us before and/or after your dive.

Spearfishing is illegal within 30 metres of any pier or jetty and in Marine National Parks. See Spearfishing Laws.

Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country
Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country

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.


Rosebud Pier Location Map

Latitude: 38° 21.037′ S   (38.350613° S / 38° 21′ 2.21″ S)
Longitude: 144° 54.445′ E   (144.90742° E / 144° 54′ 26.71″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-15 14:27:10 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Rosebud Reef, 1,712 m, bearing 288°, WNW
Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip.
Depth: 6 to 8 m.

DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.


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