Guided Dives With Nudibranchs

Guided Scuba Dives With Nudibranchs
Guided Scuba Dives With Nudibranchs, © Sam Glenn-Smith

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic we will be providing Guided Dives with a maximum of two customers per dive guide.
Last updated: 14-Nov-2020

For those wishing to see the gorgeous colours, stripes, spots, fringes and striking forms of Nudibranchs in their natural habitat, this Scuba Doctor Guided Dive is for you. More than a hundred species of these elusive butterflies of the sea have been identified at Blairgowrie Pier on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.

A stunning Verco's Nudibrach crawls on the sand under Blairgowrie Pier
A stunning Verco's Nudibrach crawls on the sand under Blairgowrie Pier, © Sam Glenn-Smith

Tours begin with your friendly and highly experienced guide preparing you for the guided dive with information on the marine life you can expect to encounter, plus getting you kitted up with any hire gear (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, cylinder and/or weightbelt) you may need.

A Winged Thecacera Nudibrach presenting itself in magnificent detail
A Winged Thecacera Nudibrach presenting itself in magnificent detail, © Sam Glenn-Smith

Then you'll travel to nearby Blairgowrie Pier where the pylons and sea wall are completely covered in colourful Sponges, Ascidians, Algae and Kelp, and home to Nudibranchs, Crabs, Sea Stars and Tube Worms. While exploring the pier, you might also see Tasseled Frogfish, Seahorses, Shaws Cowfish, Spider Crabs, Stingarees, Cuttlefish, Pipefish, Fiddler Rays, Smooth Stingrays and numerous reef fish. Blairgowrie Pier is also a great night dive. Under torch light you will see numerous Nudibranchs, Octopus, and sometimes Stargazers and Skates.

A striking and photogenic Flabellina Nudibrach
A striking and photogenic Flabellina Nudibrach, © Sam Glenn-Smith

The Scuba Doctor offers Morning 9 am, Afternoon 1 pm and Night 6 pm Guided Dives to see Nudibranchs in the southern waters of Port Phillip!

A stunning Ceratosoma Nudibrach under Blairgowrie Pier
A stunning Ceratosoma Nudibrach under Blairgowrie Pier, © Sam Glenn-Smith

Book your PADI Discover Local Diving Experience now! It includes a PADI Professional supervised dive in an area (normally a local pier) on the Mornington Peninsula.

For more information, please about the guided dive experience, please see Melbourne Guided Dives and FAQs About Melbourne Diving.

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