Vetch’s Pier, or more commonly called Vetchie’s, can be found at the Southern end of the Golden Mile, past uShaka Beach. It is a man made pier, dating back to 1860. It is 500 meters long and 50 meters wide; the largest concentration of fish can be found on the outside of the reef. The best time to scuba dive along this reef is after or during a South Westerly and during high tide. During high tide you can easily cross over the reef. Expect a depth of between 1 to 6 meters; this is a shore entry.
You can expect to see hard corals, juvenile wrasse, butterfly fish, surgeon fish, moray eels (this is the best dive site if morays is what you want to see) and scorpion fish.
During low tide – if you’re not a diver – this is the place to be with your snorkel and goggles. The snorkeling is spectacular on the inside of the reef. When the tide is low and it’s a calm day, the reef acts as a shelter and the visibility is good.