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Underwater Photo Location: Blairgowrie Pier

Underwater Photo Location: Blairgowrie Pier

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Pier Dive with lots of Macro life all year round. Great to dive during day or night alike!
Gear up on car park above the Marina and walk down the stairs. Take care to stay under the pier and well away from the boats during the dive.
Facts about Blairgowrie Pier
  • It is in Australia
  • The typical depth is 0-10 Metres 0-30 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
shorenight

Marine Life
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by Martina Fuchsberger
Tasmanien Blenny. This little fellow was quite happy to pose for the camera :D Shot was taken with Canon A85 in Canon Housing, internal flash under Blairgowrie Pier, Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, Australia in about 4m depth.

by Sam Cooper
Goblin Fish

by Brian Mayes
Green eyed monster. (Nectocarcinus sp.)

by Brian Mayes
Close-up of Kuiter's Weedfish (Heteroclinus kuiteri)

by Brian Mayes
"Hhmm....that looks interesting, I wonder if I can eat it".

by Brian Mayes
A juvenile Port Jackson Shark, resting before another session of terrifying the citizens of Blairgowrie, with it's poisonous dorsal spines. ;-)

by Andrew Macleod
It is not really Tasman Sea. It is Port Philip Bay, Melbourne Australia... and here is the surprise... 85% of species in Port Philip Bay are unique to the area. Melbourne is an understated, if cool, diving location.

by Dave Baxter
mating time

by Andrew Macleod
sea horse on Blaigowrie pier

by Brian Mayes
My little pinky!

by Brian Mayes
"Hey!....I think I may have discovered a wormhole to another galaxy"

by Brian Mayes
As this Tasselled Anglerfish swims slowly by, it shows off all its fins and spines, maybe as a display to neighbouring anglerfish.

by Brian Mayes
When chased this Tasselled Anglerfish adopts a streamlined attitude with dorsal spines down, yet strangely with prominent lure (illicium).

by Bill Van Eyk
Lion Mane Jelly

by Bill Van Eyk
Small shrimp under pier

by Bill Van Eyk
Stargazer - slightly ugly fish -

by Bill Van Eyk
Porcupine fish with a shrimp on its nose. Never seen this before, it's probably just coincidental. But, it may be cleaning its left eye socket as it appears hollow. Once the shrimp swam away the socket and eye looked normal.

by Bill Van Eyk
blairgowrie, flabellina, nudibranch

by Andrew Macleod
Blairgowrie pier, Port Philip Bay.

by Bill Van Eyk
Very small (10mm) Phyllodesmium serratum, grazing on a sea-squirt "inlet". It looked like a fungus at first sight but when I looked closer it appeared a tiny nudibranch.

by Andrew Macleod
hiding in his play ground.

by Bill Van Eyk
Leatherjacket, trying to blend in with orange sponges. This photo taken as it turned around a pylon.

by Bill Van Eyk
Chromodoris tinctoria

by Bill Van Eyk
Ceratosoma amoenum

by Bill Van Eyk
Big Belly Seahorse Posing

by Bill Van Eyk
Small marine insect - can anybody ID? Image taken about 1 meter deep.

by Bill Van Eyk
Angler fish - great camouflage look for the eye

by Bill Van Eyk
A lonely octopus sitting in an old tire: Octopus pallidus

by Bill Van Eyk
Squid under pier during daytime with flash.

by Rob Peatling
Red Lined Flabellina. Taken November 7 2011. Blairgowrie Marina Port Phillip Bay.

by Bill Van Eyk
Blenny returning to its favorite hideout under the pier.

by Bill Van Eyk
Blenny - posing for the camera

by Bill Van Eyk
Squid twins

by Bill Van Eyk
Even seastars like VB Victoria Bitter (Beer).

by Bill Van Eyk
Phyllodesmium serratum, Olympus E-PL1, Macro Leica Elmarit F10 1/160, flash

by Theo Robotis
Juvenile Xenocephalus australiensis

by Dave Baxter
Tasseled angler

by Dave Baxter
bobbit squid

by Dave Baxter
The annual spider crab migration with diver

by Dave Baxter
fat belly
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