The jetty at Edithburgh is one of the most colourful shore dives around. The pylons are incredibly rich in life, covered with sponges, fans and little critters. The jetty itself is reasonably short but wide, supported by pylons in rows of 4. Don’t bother trying to count pylons as a mode of orientation — it can get a bit confusing!
The water ranges from 3m to 12m+ and visibility is usually decent (6-8m). Entry points are steps on either side of the jetty, giant stride off the side, or for the more adventurous, a giant stride off the deep end.
|Location:||Edithburgh, at the heel of the Yorke Peninsula, 200km from Adelaide.|
|Getting in:||Steps from the jetty, or for the adventurous, a giant stride off the end of the jetty.|
|Highlights:||Seahorses, pyjama squid. The blocks in the middle of the jetty hold some great surprises.|
|Notes:||Don’t bother trying to count pylons to navigate — there’s so many it gets really confusing.|
There’s always plenty to see both under the jetty and off to the sides. There’s always lots of fish, blue swimmer and decorated crabs, sea horses, eagle rays, conger eels and even anglerfish. Nudibranchs are also quite common.
A night dive at Edithburgh is really quite special. You’ll very likely find the sea horses out and about, and if you’re really lucky, some pyjama squid. If you get the chance, its well worth it.