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Underwater Photo Location: Flinders Pier

Underwater Photo Location: Flinders Pier

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Shallow Pier Dive (3-4m depending on tide) best dived after a few days of northerly winds.
Plentiful of life on the pylons and in the seagrass. Some of the 'residents' are Bullrays and Eaglerays, Morwongs, Goatfish and Cowfish to name just a few. Lots of macro life around too and for those with good eyes the occasional pipefish can be spotted in the seagrass-beds. The site is best known though for the abundance of Weedy Seadragons. Even in near zero visibility it would be impossible to miss them :D

Facts about Flinders 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

Marine Life

by Martina Fuchsberger
Weedy Seadragon with eggs. Taken under Flinders Pier, Melbourne in about 3m depth. Canon A85, Canon Housing, internal flash.

by Brian Mayes
Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) at Flinders Pier, Victoria. From this angle it looks like it would make a good catapault. ;-)

by Brian Mayes
Dragon au naturale.

by Andrew Macleod
The Weedy Sea Dragon on Flinders Pier. Flinders, Australia

by Andrew Macleod
The Flinders Pier proves you can get colours in temperate waters.

by Bill Van Eyk
Playful Australia Fur Seal Puppy

by Bill Van Eyk
Weedy sea dragon at Flinders pier

by Richard Wylie
Just to post something that's not a weedy seadragon, this juvenile Australian fur seal was a constant companion on this dive. Very poor vis at about 0.5 meters he/she was right at the dome peering in. ISO 100, 1/200 sec, Tokina 17mm

by Richard Wylie
This little toad fish came in to see what I was doing but wouldn't come any closer than this - great visibility on this dive. Tokina 10-17mm, 1/200 sec, ISO 100

by Richard Wylie
Weedy seadragon with eggs. ISO 100, 1/200 sec, Tokina 17mm...

by Richard Wylie
I feel that this photos is getting closer to what I am hearing from the UnderwaterPhotography team - many thanks again!! Hard to get the whole animal in the frame when I'm this close... ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f11, Tokina 17mm

by Bill Van Eyk
Under Flinders pier where the dragons roam. It was a bit murky but many males carrying eggs.

by Bill Van Eyk
Another weedy seadragon male with eggs under the pier. Slightly closer up.

by Richard Wylie
Just for a different angle on most of the weedy seadragon photos I've already entered - a male weedy seadragon heading under the pier...

by Linley Jean-Yves Bignoux
Canon EOS 7D ,minimal light ,minimal flash ,Ikelite DS 150 single strobe,Melbourne ,Australia

by Richard Wylie
"For Joy" Wanted to post something that represented how thrilled I was to be awarded a bronze medal (I took this last week)!! Many, many thanks to everyone at UWP - both the judges and the critique team - its an absolute honour!

by Haydn Salvas
First attempt at u/w photography, and one of my favourite little critters, Weedy Sea Dragon. Photo was taken at Flinders Pier in Victoria, Australia.

by Richard Wylie
"Short Tail Weedy Seadragon". This weedy seadragon has had its tail bitten off by something when it was younger but that hasn't stopped it successfully breeding - its eggs have all hatched but you can still see where they were attached.

by Richard Wylie
Dragons in Flight. Its a very unusual situation to get two weedy seadragons in the one photo - at least its very unusual for me to do so!

by Richard Wylie
Dragon Boat.

by Shelley Hooper
Weedy Sea Dragon taken at Finders Pier.

by Haydn Salvas
Love these gobies that just pop their head out of holes in and around the Flinders Pier engine block

by Bill Van Eyk
Flinders pier, Shaw's Cowfish Aracana aurita

by Bill Van Eyk
Weedy sea-dragon under Flinders pier

by David Haintz
Softness, taken at Flinders pier, Victoria,

by Dave Baxter
Nom not nom

by David Haintz
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