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Dive Review of Do it yourself/From home in
Australia/SW of Western Australia

Do it yourself/From home: "Busselton jetty", Feb, 2022,

by Andrew Falconer , Bunbury, AU (Top Contributor Top Contributor 51 reports with 28 Helpful votes). Report 11867 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
This dive is one of three local dives that I have done many times, the others being the HMS Swan and Lena wrecks (both sunk as dive wrecks).
The busselton jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, and is 1.8 km long. It is the main tourist attraction in the town. During the summer a tourist train runs hourly to the end of the jetty where there is an underwater observatory. It will also take you and your dive gear for $20 return.
There is a platform and a ladder near the end of the jetty for access. I kitted up and entered there. The max depth is 9metres. On a sunny day, the shafts of light coming down from the surface, interrupted by the many vertical piers is very pretty, especially if the water is clear, which in summer it usually is.
The last time I dived the jetty was in 2018, and there were some impressive schools of small to medium size fish, and the jetty piers were especially attractive with colourful red and white corals. This time both were absent. There were a few fish around but nothing like before, and the piers were mostly barren of the colourful corals. The highlight was an octopus near the end of the dive. I had my Olympus TG5 and wide angle lens and managed to get a few shots which weren’t bad.
Best thing was that it was a good feeling to be underwater for the first time since last September!
Websites Do it yourself   From home

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, France, Colombia
Closest Airport Perth Getting There Not applicable

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 21-22°C / 70-72°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-15 M / 33-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None, dived solo
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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