St Kilda Pier juts out in a westerly direction from the shore into the waters of Port Phillip. It is a suitable site for both snorkellers and divers. The pier is home to a colony of Little penguins, the St Kilda Pavilion, as well as the Marina of the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron.
St Kilda Pier dates back to the mid-1800s as an early working jetty. The breakwater was later constructed for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, as a safe harbour for sailing events. You may notice the start tower at the end of the Breakwater, still in use to this day.
There is a surprising little ecosystem on the land breakwater. Lots of sea stars and baby fish call it home. Extensive seagrass beds surround the pier and provide a nursery area for many types of marine life.
Dive Type: Pier Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor