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Underwater Photo Location: Swanage Pier night diving

Underwater Photo Location: Swanage Pier night diving

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Swanage pier is the ideal night dive. Even though the pier itself closes at dusk it remains easily accessible from the beach in front of the adjacent yacht club. The marine life on the night shift differs considerably from that found during the day. Even barren ground, such as the sand flats, plays host to flatfish, baby cuttle, and squid.


Tompot BlennyAt night the wall where the hardboats moor is accessible with out the danger of a prop behind the ear, it comes alive with prawns squat lobsters, and tompot blennies.

On one night dive last year I was attracted by the frenetic swinging beam of my buddy’s torch and, upon investigating, discovered the object of his attentions was the largest conger eel I have ever seen! It was inhabiting a discarded drainage pipe that, on a dive earlier that day, I was poking my arm into!

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Facts about Swanage Pier night diving
  • It is in United Kingdom
  • The typical depth is 0-10 Metres 0-30 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 0-3 Metres 0-10 Feet.
Dive types
shorenightdrysuit

Marine Life
smallkelpshoals

Diving facilities
airnitrox

Photo facilities
macrowideangle

by Alex Tattersall
Greater pipefish at Swanage pier

by Alex Tattersall
Topknot under Swanage pier. Nauticam NA-D7000, 105VR macro, F22, 1/160.
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