Wait until the ferry stops for the day (usually 8:30 pm), then head straight out from where the ferry docks. You can dive under the pier but you're likely to find the most interesting stuff on the pylons of the ferry terminal. That's why it's a must to make sure all the ferries have finished for the day!
Not often dived because of the restrictions and conditions required, but well worth it if you can get there for the night dive!
You need a permit to dive off the pier so it's a good idea to do a shore entry. You'll find weedy seadragons and great macro life also a large colony of sponges over the pier's pylons. You may come across some stingrays, old wives, flathead, squid, sometimes an eel and plenty of nudibranchs.
You may also find old bottles here. It is quite popular for divers to forage here for marble ones. Because of the sand movement and the ferry it often uncovers more bottles. Sorrento Pier was once popular with old bay steamers and visitors who would drop and throw empties from the pier. A good area to find bottles is often east of the ferry terminal.
Dive Type: Pier Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor