Port Noarlunga Jetty and Reef is by far South Australia’s most frequented dive site. It’s an instructors’ favourite for scuba training thanks to the convenient location close to the Adelaide CBD.
There are several entry and exit points at the site, the closest being a beach entry. However, strong waves and the fact it stays shallow for a while when you’re walking in from the beach, makes the two jetty stairs the preferred method of entry for most divers at this site. The reef itself is the best part of this dive (although the jetty itself can be a very good night dive!), so the most popular entry point is the stairs all the way at the end of the jetty.
Be prepared for a bit of a walk when you’re diving this site, especially if you’re jumping in from the last mentioned stairs, as the jetty itself is about 300 metres long and, as parking is limited at the base of the jetty, you’ll usually end up parking in the big car park, which adds an extra 100 metres to the walk.