Dire, Dire Docks Stars – Super Mario 64 Walkthrough

Our Dire, Dire Docks stars guide is part of our Super Mario 64 walkthrough and features all seven Power Stars and their locations.

Super Mario 64 Walkthrough and Stars Guide

Like every world in our Super Mario 64 walkthrough, Dire, Dire Docks has a total of seven stars to collect. Six are obtained through the level stages while the final star is earned once you collect 100 coins in a single run. Jump to each of the Dire, Dire Docks stars with the links below!


Star 1 – Board Bowser’s Sub

Swim all the way down and look for the giant hole in the wall. Swim through and follow the tunnel into the docking station. Swim up and out of the water, then hit the purple switch and use the brick blocks to get onto the submarine. Find the star past the smokestack.

Star 2 – Chests in the Current

Swim to the bottom and open the chest closet to the clam. Then open the chest to the right of the tunnel entrance. From there open the last chest sitting around the edge of the center, then open the chest at the center. Swim to the star once it appears.

Star 3 – Pole-Jumping for Red Coins

Head to the docking station and hit the purple switch. Use the brick blocks to reach the platform up above. All eight red coins are up here. You must grab onto the moving poles and use them to get the red coins as the take you from platform to platform. Remember, turn you back towards the areas you want to jump to. If you’re worried about missing a platform, you can always push down to get off the pole.

Star 4 – Through the Jet Stream

Metal Cap required! Get back to the docking station and go up to the surface to get some air. See the jet stream down below? Swim towards it and allow yourself to go through five water rings in a row to have a star appear. Go up and grab the Metal Cap from the green block and use to get the star.

Star 5 – The Manta Ray’s Reward

In the giant body of water, swim and follow the manta ray and go through five of the water rings it leaves behind. This will cause a star to appear over the water cyclone. Don’t get sucked in!

Star 6 – Collect the Caps

Vanish Cap required! Return to the docking station and go back to the power-up blocks. Grab the Vanish Cap from the blue block and use it to swim through the red cage at the bottom of the water. Star is inside the cage!

Star 7 – 100 Coins Star

Collect 100 coins without dying or leaving a level to earn an additional star. Collect all the coins you see laying around but do keep in mind the following tips as you play. There’s a possible 106 coins to collect.

  • Coins are very limited in this level, you’ll want to try to collect every single one you can find!
  • Red coin collecting is a must.
  • There’s a blue coin switch in the area with the red coins. These are worth 30 coins total so you can’t miss this up.


Need a different world? Jump to any of the 15 worlds in our Super Mario 64 walkthrough below:

Super Mario 64 Walkthrough
Bob-omb Battlefield Whomp’s Fortress Jolly Roger Bay Cool, Cool Mountain
Big Boo’s Haunt Hazy Maze Cave Lethal Lava Land Shifting Sand Land
Dire, Dire Docks Snowman’s Land Wet-Dry World Tall, Tall Mountain
Tiny-Huge Island Tick Tock Clock Rainbow Ride Castle Secret Stars
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