Frankston Pier runs 220 metres in a north-westerly direction out into Port Phillip waters from the Mornington Peninsula. Originally built closer to the base of Oliver's Hill in 1857, the pier was constructed at its current site and extended into deeper waters in 1863. It makes for a pleasant scuba diving and snorkelling site.
There's quite a bit of marine growth, both weed and sponges. Some natural and not so natural reef is common under Frankston Pier like trolleys, tyres and random bits and pieces. None the less this creates homes for some globefish, crabs, rays, seahorses, eleven arm starfish and sea biscuits.
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 reefs about 40 metres seaward from the end of Frankston Pier. It's home to a wide variety of fish. As they are more than 30 metres away from the pier, you can go spearfishing on them.
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.
Dive Type: Pier Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor