The Middle Brighton Pier site is a good, safe controlled training area excellent for divers just getting into the sport. Head out past the Brighton Baths and across the sandy flats along the southern edge rock wall.
Park and gear up as close to the entry/exit point as possible as there is a very gentle and paved ramp leading right into the water from the car park if you wish to dive around the sea baths and the reef further out. To dive the breakwater you can enter from the first or second landing. It is better not to do a giant stride as the water is shallow, just climb down the ladder.
Under the pier there isn't much life around other than seastars. Out along the breakwater is quite nice with lots of nooks and crannies to find blennies, starfish, zebrafish, moonlighters, leatherjackets, seahorse and life similar to South Road. It is nice to ascend along the back wall to see a cool view of the CBD before heading back to the pier. You can combine diving the breakwater with the reef if you reach the corner of the breakwater and swim out diagonally SW.
Best dived midweek, or as a night dive, when the car parking is easier.
Dive Type: Pier Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor