Victoria is the second-smallest state of Australia. It borders with New South Wales to the north and Tasman Sea to the east. The unique combination of spectacular coastline, pristine beaches, numerous national parks, dense forests and mountains attract visitors all year long and offer a plethora of activities to sport lovers.
Mornington Peninsula lies to the southeast of Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. It is surrounded by Western Port to the east and Port Phillips to the west. There is a vast number of great surf sites and a plethora of excellent dive spots all along this section. Rosebud Pier is a popular dive site amongst dive schools, night divers and photographers.
The average depth here is at 6 m/19.7 ft and the maximum is at 8 m/26.2 ft. Visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft. Rosebud Pier is appropriate for beginners and advanced divers alike. An abundant marine life can be observed here, including weedy sea dragons, rays, crayfish, shrimp, octopus and squid. Water temperature is up to 19°C/66.2°F in summer and early autumn months and between 15°C/59°F in winter.
Last but not least, watch out for boat traffic and fishing lines, as the pier is a popular fishing spot.