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Guided Dives With Blue-Ringed Octopus

Guided Scuba Dives With Blue-Ringed Octopus
Guided Scuba Dives With Blue-Ringed Octopus, © Sam Glenn-Smith

For those wishing to see the elusive and deadly Blue-Ringed Octopus in their natural habitat, this Scuba Doctor Guided Dive is for you. Considered one of the world's most venomous marine animals, they're rarely seen by most divers due to their timid nature. But your dive guides know where they hang out at Blairgowrie Pier on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.

A Southern Blue-Ringed Octopus Glows Blue To Warn Off Predators
A Southern Blue-Ringed Octopus Glows Blue To Warn Off Predators, © Sam Glenn-Smith

Tours begin with your friendly and highly experienced guide preparing you for the guided dive with information on the marine life you can expect to encounter at Blairgowrie Pier plus getting you kitted up with any hire gear (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, cylinder and/or weightbelt) you may need.

A Southern Blue-Ringed Octopus Flares Its Stunning Rings At Blairgowrie Pier
A Southern Blue-Ringed Octopus Flares Its Stunning Rings At Blairgowrie Pier, © Sam Glenn-Smith

Then you'll travel to nearby Blairgowrie Pier which is an awesome place to see the Southern Blue-Ringed Octopus, Southern Keeled Octopus and Maori Octopus. The pylons and sea wall are covered in colourful Sponges, and home to Sea Stars and a large variety of Nudibranchs. You might also see Tasseled Frogfish, Seahorses, Shaws Cowfish, Spider Crabs, Cuttlefish, and Smooth Stingrays. At night under torchlight, you'll see numerous Squid and Octopus, and sometimes Stargazers and Skates.

A Southern Keeled Octopus Keeps Vigil From The Front Of Its PVC Pipe Home
A Southern Keeled Octopus Keeps Vigil From The Front Of Its PVC Pipe Home, © Sam Glenn-Smith

The Scuba Doctor can offer morning, afternoon and night guided dives to see the Blue Ringed Octopus in the Southern Waters of Port Phillip. For date and time availability please call on (03) 5985 1700. We recommend booking in advance to secure your preferred dates.

A Huge Maori Octopus Out In The Open
A Huge Maori Octopus Out In The Open, © Sam Glenn-Smith

Book your Discover Local Diving Experience now! It includes a Dive Professional supervised dive in an area (normally a local pier) on the Mornington Peninsula.

We will run with only one diver booking for just one guided dive, but we will accept up to four (4) people for a guided dive, and do up to three guided dives for the day. The third dive must be on the same day and at the same dive site as the second dive booking.

For more information, please about the guided dive experience, please see Guided Dives and FAQs About Melbourne Diving.

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