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LED Dive Lights

Diving Torches have a place on every single dive, from looking at critters in a tiny crevice, signalling a team mate from across the wreck or lighting your next diving blockbuster there are torches for all users, price brackets and applications. Dive lights from Dive Perfect, Underwater Kinetics, Light and Motion and Apollo are ideal for recreational divers thanks to their quality light output, compactness and the fact that they run on typical household sized batteries such as AA or C cells.

Some of these dive lights are made to withstand the rigours of technical exploration diving, and feature immensely bright bulbs, a tight spot for signalling and large rechargeable NiMh batteries. The Dive Perfect Stubby LED-1000 makes an excellent backup light but is more than powerful enough for most recreational applications.

LED Diving Torches

A light-emitting diode is an electronic light source. All early devices emitted low-intensity red light, but modern LEDs are available across the visible, ultraviolet and infra red wavelengths, with very high brightness. The LED is usually small in area (less than 1 mm2) with integrated optical components to shape its radiation pattern and assist in reflection. LEDs present many advantages over traditional light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved robustness, smaller size and faster switching. However, they are relatively expensive and require more precise current and heat management than traditional light sources.

Crumpets Beach

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Crumpets Beach, Portland
Crumpets Beach, Portland
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Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Crumpets Beach (aka Crumpet Beach and Blacknose Point Beach) is located to the south-east of Portland, just south of Blacknose Point, on Victoria's Discovery Coast. The beach is on the Alcoa Side Track, off Madeira Packet Road, not far from the Portland aluminium smelter.

Blacknose Point (aka Black Nose Point) is a 20 metre high basalt headland that forms the northern border of the 400 metre long, east facing Crumpets Beach that is partially protected by Point Danger. A vehicle track leads down the backing bluffs and runs the length of the beach to a car park at the southern end. The beach is composed of basalt cobble and boulders, with a wide, shallow sand bar exposed at low tide, particularly to the south. Waves average about 1 metre.

Diving and Snorkelling at Crumpets Beach

Crumpets Beach has left and right hand reefs at each end of the beach. There are often large amounts of kelp to be be found in the shallows. If you can get through the kelp the dive is enjoyable and Abalone and Crayfish can be found. There is a variety of growth and fish life.

Location: Alcoa Side Track, Maderia Packet Road, Portland, Victoria 3305

Parking: The Alcoa Side Track, off Maderia Packet Road, leads down the backing bluffs and runs the length of the beach to a car park at the southern end. Before gearing up check out the water. If you see lots of white water, head on home.

Safety First: This area is frequented by boats, so please make sure you display your dive flag in this area.

Entry/exit: You enter and exit the water from Crumpets Beach.

Ideal Conditions: Crumpets Beach faces east and is sheltered from offshore south-westerly to north-westerly winds. Moderate to strong onshore northerly to south-easterly winds are not favourable at this location. Best dived with low swell for the best visibility.

See WillyWeather (Blacknose Point) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

Abalone Dive Site
Abalone Dive Site
© Mark Norman, Museum Victoria

Divers have the opportunity to catch Abalone at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, legal abalone tool, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, and abalone measure. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch abalone.

See article-catching-abalone for practical abalone hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-abalone-dives for a list of other Abalone dive sites near Melbourne.

Crayfish Dive Site
Crayfish Dive Site | © Ian Scholey

Divers have the opportunity to catch Southern Rock Lobster (aka Crayfish) at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, rock lobster measure, and cray tags. Once you get back to the dive boat, or shore, make sure you clip the tail and tag your Crayfish as per Fisheries requirements. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch crays. See article-catching-crayfish for practical cray hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-cray-dives for a list of other crayfish dive sites near Melbourne. For tips on cooking your Crays, please see article-cooking-crayfish.

Gunditjmara country
Gunditjmara country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Gunditjmara people of far south-western Victoria which continues over the state border into a small part of south-east South Australia and is bordered by the Glenelg River to the west and the Wannon River in the north. This truly ancient Country extends 100 metres out to sea from low tide and also includes Deen Maar (aka Lady Julia Percy Island) where the Gunditjmara believe the spirits of their dead travel to wait to be reborn. We wish to acknowledge the Gunditjmara as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging.


Crumpets Beach Location Map

Latitude: 38° 22.865′ S   (38.381076° S / 38° 22′ 51.87″ S)
Longitude: 141° 38.478′ E   (141.641297° E / 141° 38′ 28.67″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2022-05-17 11:36:59 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-24 07:32:51 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Brads Bommie, 1,453 m, bearing 162°, SSE
Portland, Discovery Coast.
Depth: 1 to 8 m.

DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.


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